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Country duo tackles grand arena rock (Updated December 4, 2012)
When you think of grand arena rock and songs with a loud, infectious beat, bands like U2 or Coldplay might come to mind. But Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of the country duo Sugarland felt no boundaries when they needed music and a new vibe to along with the visual components of their fourth studio album, "The Incredible Machine."
The 11-track result had a completely different feel than the duo's previous hits like "Baby Girl," "Want To" and "Settlin'." Yet it had all the pieces to mark another strong project for Sugarland, which was riding a runaway train of success by 2010. With projects like the sophomore effort "Enjoy the Ride" and the follow-up "Love on the Inside" already in the rearview mirror, not to mention Nettles teaming with Jon Bon Jovi for the smash "Who Says You Can't Go Home," the duo was ready to move in a new direction.
By the time "The Incredible Machine" was released on October 19, 2010, Sugarland had more than calmed the fears of fans anxious over descriptors like 'steampunk' to describe the album's sound. Instead, fans were quick to embrace the twang-pop lead single, "Stuck Like Glue," and the project debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts despite mixed reviews from critics. The following year, the duo performed with the likes of pop star Rihanna and folk/rock artist Matt Nathanson.
Known for their high-energy live performances and grandiose stage design, tragedy struck on August 13, 2011 when an outdoor stage collapsed due to high winds at a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair, killing seven people and injuring more than 40. The duo was not on stage during the collapse, and two months later held a free benefit concert in honor of the victims. Still, they are fighting numerous lawsuits filed by family and friends of those killed.
Sugarland recently wrapped their fourth headlining tour, and will take time off due to Nettles' pregnancy. There are rumors she may pursue a solo album, but for now the duo is still together.
This delightful and delicious Atlanta-based country duo of Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles has charmed the music world with their infectious melodies, bouncy rhythms and brassy vocals (J. Nettles) that perfectly match their sassy, saucy lyrics. With several top selling albums (including their multi- platinum debut, "Twice the Speed of Life") under their country belts, a handful of # 1 country singles to their credit and a host of awards from the Grammys. American Music and CMT's on their mantle, this dynamic duo of country songbirds has surely just begun to spread their musical wings and soar across the country landscape. Grab your Sugarland tickets now to watch the action live!
|Album name||Release date|
|Stand Up (For Tornado Relief) [feat. Little Big Town]||2011|
|Stuck Like Glue||2010|
|The Incredible Machine||2010|
|Live on the Inside||2009|
|Gold and Green||2009|
|Love on the Inside: Deluxe Fan Edition||2008|
|All I Want to Do||2008|
|I Wanna Know||2007|
|Hit 3 Pack: Everyday America||2007|
|Enjoy the Ride||2006|
|Stand Back Up||2005|
|Twice the Speed of Life||2004|
Top 10 Sugarland Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Stuck Like Glue||68,476||26,182|
|7||All I Want To Do||18,002||8,169|
|10||Just Might (Make Me Believe)||8,904||5,061|
There is Still Something Sweet About Sugarland
Sugarland Songs Discography Concert Tickets Video for "Tonight" Sugarland Songs Since their debut album dropped in 2004, Sugarland has become country music's darling duo. While they haven't released an album in over two years, they have remained relevant playing at many of the industry's top events. Their last studio album, The Incredible Machine, featured hits…Read more
Past Tour Dates for Sugarland
Sugarland Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/02/2012 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Beach 09/02/2012 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 09/01/2012 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 08/31/2012 Snowmass Village CO Snowmass Town Park 08/26/2012 Houston TX BBVA Compass Stadium 08/25/2012 Oklahoma City OK Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre 08/24/2012 Memphis TN FedExForum 08/23/2012 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 08/18/2012 Stateline NV Harveys Outdoor Arena - Lake Tahoe 08/17/2012 Brownsville OR Willamette Country Music Festival Grounds 08/16/2012 Airway Heights WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino 08/08/2012 Prior Lake MN Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 08/05/2012 Mount Pleasant MI Soaring Eagle Outdoor Arena 08/04/2012 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/03/2012 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 07/29/2012 West Palm Beach FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 07/27/2012 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 07/22/2012 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/21/2012 Harrington DE Delaware State Fair 07/06/2012 Hunter River PE Cavendish Beach 06/23/2012 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 06/23/2012 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 06/22/2012 Cadott WI Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds 06/22/2012 Cadott WI Country Fest Festival Grounds 06/21/2012 Oshkosh WI Country USA Fairgrounds 06/21/2012 Cadott WI Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds 06/21/2012 Cadott WI Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds 06/19/2012 Oshkosh WI Country USA Fairgrounds 06/16/2012 Gilford NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook 06/15/2012 Atlantic City NJ Revel Resort and Casino 06/14/2012 Albany NY Times Union Center 06/03/2012 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 06/02/2012 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 06/02/2012 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 06/01/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 05/31/2012 Chula Vista CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 05/27/2012 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 05/26/2012 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 05/26/2012 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 05/25/2012 Rancho Mirage CA Agua Caliente Casino 05/22/2012 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 05/20/2012 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 05/12/2012 West Palm Beach FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 05/11/2012 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 04/28/2012 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 04/28/2012 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 04/27/2012 Charlotte NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 04/27/2012 Charlotte NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 04/27/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 04/26/2012 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 04/26/2012 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 04/21/2012 Starkville MS Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field 04/20/2012 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 04/19/2012 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 04/14/2012 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 04/13/2012 Pikeville KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center 04/11/2012 Niagara Falls ON Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort 04/10/2012 Niagara Falls ON Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort 04/06/2012 Youngstown OH Covelli Centre 04/05/2012 Toledo OH Huntington Center 03/24/2012 Chula Vista CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sugarland Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 10/28/2011 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 10/22/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 10/21/2011 Tallahassee FL Donald L. Tucker Center 10/20/2011 Orlando FL Amway Center 10/15/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 10/14/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 10/13/2011 Manchester NH Verizon Wireless Arena 10/08/2011 Wichita KS INTRUST Bank Arena 10/07/2011 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 10/06/2011 Knoxville TN Thompson Boling Arena 09/04/2011 Essex Junction VT Champlain Valley Expo 09/03/2011 Syracuse NY NY State Fair 09/02/2011 Allentown PA Allentown Fairgrounds 08/27/2011 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 08/26/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 08/25/2011 West Sacramento CA Raley Field 08/20/2011 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 08/19/2011 Englewood CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre 08/18/2011 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 08/14/2011 Des Moines IA Iowa State Fair 08/13/2011 Indianapolis IN Indiana State Fairgrounds 08/12/2011 Rockford IL BMO Harris Bank Center 08/07/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 08/06/2011 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 07/26/2011 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 07/25/2011 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 07/22/2011 Paso Robles CA California Mid-State Fair 07/18/2011 Everett WA Comcast Arena at Everett 07/15/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 07/10/2011 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 07/09/2011 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/08/2011 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 06/25/2011 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 06/24/2011 Choctaw MS Golden Moon Hotel and Casino 06/23/2011 Augusta GA James Brown Arena 06/18/2011 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 06/16/2011 Charleston WV Charleston Civic Center 06/06/2011 Billings MT Rimrock Auto Arena 05/27/2011 San Antonio TX Alamodome 05/26/2011 Lubbock TX United Supermarkets Arena 05/22/2011 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 05/21/2011 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 05/20/2011 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 05/15/2011 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 05/14/2011 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/13/2011 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 05/07/2011 Minneapolis MN Target Center 05/06/2011 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 05/05/2011 Evansville IN Roberts Stadium 04/16/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 04/15/2011 Tuscaloosa AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater 04/14/2011 Pensacola FL Pensacola Bay Center 03/19/2011 Sioux City IA Tyson Events Center 03/18/2011 Bloomington IL US Cellular Coliseum 03/17/2011 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 03/12/2011 Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 03/11/2011 North Charleston SC North Charleston Coliseum 03/10/2011 Greenville SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena 03/05/2011 Tulsa OK BOK Center 03/04/2011 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena
Sugarland Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 11/06/2010 Chicago IL Joe'S Bar 10/18/2010 New York NY Best Buy Theater 10/16/2010 West Palm Beach FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 10/15/2010 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 10/14/2010 Savannah GA Savannah Civic Center 10/01/2010 Charlotte NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 09/30/2010 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 09/25/2010 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 09/24/2010 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 09/23/2010 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 09/18/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 09/17/2010 Charlottesville VA John Paul Jones Arena 09/16/2010 Huntington WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena 09/05/2010 Gilford NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook 09/04/2010 Cooperstown NY Doubleday Field 09/03/2010 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 08/21/2010 Des Moines IA Iowa State Fair 08/20/2010 Indianapolis IN Indiana State Fairgrounds 08/19/2010 Louisville KY Freedom Hall 08/14/2010 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/13/2010 Southaven MS Snowden Grove Amphitheatre 08/12/2010 Asheville NC U.S. Cellular Center 08/07/2010 Baton Rouge LA Baton Rouge River Center Arena 08/06/2010 Orange Beach AL The Wharf 08/05/2010 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 07/29/2010 Villanova PA The Pavilion 07/25/2010 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/24/2010 Eau Claire WI Country Jam USA 07/23/2010 Twin Lakes WI Shadow Hill Ranch 07/22/2010 Twin Lakes WI Shadow Hill Ranch 07/10/2010 Stateline NV Harveys Outdoor Arena - Lake Tahoe 07/09/2010 Murphys CA Ironstone Amphitheatre at Ironstone Vineyards 07/08/2010 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 07/08/2010 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 07/03/2010 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 07/02/2010 Ridgefield WA Clark County Amphitheater 07/01/2010 Pitt Meadows BC Pitt Meadows Airport 06/28/2010 Edmonton AB Northlands Agricom Arena 06/27/2010 Calgary AB McMahon Stadium 06/19/2010 Bossier City LA CenturyLink Center 06/18/2010 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 06/17/2010 Sioux Falls SD Sioux Falls Arena 06/13/2010 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 06/12/2010 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 06/11/2010 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 06/05/2010 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 06/04/2010 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 06/03/2010 London ON Budweiser Gardens 05/23/2010 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 05/22/2010 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 05/21/2010 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 05/16/2010 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 05/15/2010 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/14/2010 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 05/08/2010 Colorado Springs CO World Arena 05/07/2010 Salt Lake City UT The E Center Of West Valley City 05/06/2010 Nampa ID Idaho Center 05/02/2010 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 05/01/2010 Bakersfield CA Rabobank Arena Theater and Convention Center 04/30/2010 Concord CA Concord Pavilion 04/25/2010 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 04/24/2010 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/23/2010 Primm NV Star of the Desert Arena
Sugarland Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 10/09/2009 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 10/07/2009 Albany NY Times Union Center 10/02/2009 West Springfield MA Eastern States Exposition 10/01/2009 Bloomsburg PA Bloomsburg Fair 09/26/2009 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 09/25/2009 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 09/24/2009 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 09/18/2009 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 09/11/2009 Oklahoma City OK Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre 09/10/2009 Corpus Christi TX American Bank Center 09/09/2009 Hidalgo TX Dodge Arena 08/29/2009 Nashville TN Sommet Center 08/27/2009 Charlottesville VA John Paul Jones Arena 08/22/2009 Detroit MI Ford Field 08/21/2009 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 08/20/2009 Washington DC Verizon Center 07/25/2009 Glendale AZ Gila River Arena 07/19/2009 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 07/18/2009 San Francisco CA AT&T Park