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Sugarland fans dying to hear some new music are in for a treat – if you live overseas. Kristian Bush has re-launched his own website and music. His brand new solo single “Love Or Money” was released in the United Kingdom and Europe this week. It’s the first solo single released by Kristian, who has been in the music business for over twenty years. The single is available for purchase on all European digital music retailers, including iTunes Europe. For fans worrying on if this means the end of Sugarland, it’s not, the pair decided to take a break from the road while Jennifer Nettles has some time to be a new mom.
Kristian released the single in the United Kingdom first since the first time he performed it was on BBC Radio. He played his first solo show at the first country music festival in England at the O2 Arena. Kristian is working on releasing the single to North America in the near future, but for now, international country music fans actually have something American and Canadian fans don’t. We are, however, able to check out the official lyric video for “Love Or Money” below, so make sure to give it a listen and let us know what you think about Kristian trying his hand at solo music:
After all sorts of wacky rumors have been circulating for pretty much all of 2012, country music’s superstar duo Sugarland finally decided to make things official. They won’t be breaking up anytime soon. The group, who is made up of expecting mother Jennifer Nettles and songwriter Kristian Bush, wrapped up their innovative and very interactive “In Your Hands” tour this fall. In an exclusive interview with AOL’s The Boot, both members agreed that there is plenty more to come from Sugarland – even if they need to take things a little slower before releasing some new music.
“Jennifer and I are not finished making records. We know that,” Kristian confirms to The Boot. “We’re excited that this a great time to take a little bit of a breather because she’s got to figure out being a mom. We’ve been on the road for a very long time, so there’s no reason we shouldn’t take a little time off. You’ve got to give people space to be a parent. I’m a parent and I know what kind of adjustment that has been for me. I love her more than anything in the world, and I will do whatever it takes to make sure her life adjusts so she can become the best possible mom she can be.”
“Right now we’re both in the writing phase and I’m going to take some time with baby and figure that out, hopefully [laughs], and see what’s next musically,” Jennifer said at a recent CMA press event, echoing her bandmate’s sentiments. “We’re both writing separately and doing our separate things and seeing where that’s going to go. Then, I’m going to taking a pause for a little while to be a mom and enjoy this new little one.”
Don’t worry – fans will still be able to see the pair this week when they appear the CMA Awards this Thursday to present. The 46th Annual CMA Awards air live on ABC, beginning at 8:00 PM ET.
Christmas is coming a little early this year for Jennifer Nettles and friends. On November 3, Jennifer will host a CMA “Country Christmas” in Nashville, Tennessee at the Bridgestone Arena. Along with Jennifer, the following artists will be bringing the seasonal spirit to Nashville: Dierks Bentley, Colbie Caillat, Katherine Jenkins, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry and Keith Urban.
Sugarland‘s Kristian Bush‘s annual Thanksgiving shows have sold out! He’s once again returning to Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia, and since his show had sold out so quickly, he added a second date on November 26th. Kristian is pretty excited about the demand for his shows, and he shares:
“I’ve been a songwriter my entire life, and Eddie’s is the club where I got my start, so I’m happy to keep on playing for as long as people want to listen. I’m thrilled so many fans want to ring in their holiday season with this show that means so much to me.”
Kristian has also announced his special guests for the shows – frequent collaborator Ellis Paul and Mercury Records newcomer Canaan Smith will join him November 25th, with singer-songwriter Patrick Davis on November 26th.
Tickets for the encore show on November 26th will go on-sale on October 12th at 9 am EST through the venue’s website eddiesattic.com. Fans wanting to make it out to see Kristian better get your tickets fast – the first show sold-out almost immediately.
Kristian, an award winning songwriter, is making his third appearance on the CMA Songwriter Series when it returns to Nashville on Wednesday, Oct 31 (9:00 PM/CT) at Marathon Music Works as part of Country Music Month’s promotions and events leading up the annual CMA Awards on Thursday, Nov 1 where Bush is nominated for CMA Vocal Duo of the Year with his partner Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.
Congratulations to Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland! They’re on the list of 2012 inductees for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. They’ll be formally inducted at a ceremony on October 14th in Atlanta, Georgia. The superstar country duo got their experience playing in Georgia and have always supported the local music scene back in Georgia.
The induction process is overseen by the Georgia Senate Music Industry Committee and Friends of Georgia Music Festival, Inc. which is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture the Georgia music community. They also fund the annual scholarship program for students in the state known as the Georgia Music Talent Search.
Could country music super-duo Sugarland be heading different ways? In an interview with Zap2it after the ABC “Duets” finale, Jennifer admitted that her and Kristian have been busy doing their own thing as solo artists. Kristian has been busy writing songs with other artists while Jennifer coached her team to a win on the first season of Duets.
In the interview, Jennifer said:
“Kristian [Bush] and I are very supportive of each other in that way,” says Nettles. “He’s been off and writing with everybody on the planet, and obviously I don’t have anything on the books right now as far as scheduled to go in, but I hope to be able to do that one day. And we both do actually, so we’ll see.”
A Sugarland baby is on the way! According to People Magazine, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles is pregnant! Gail Gellman, Sugarland’s Manager, told People Magazine that Jennifer and her husband, Justin Miller, “are thrilled beyond belief.” The Grammy award winning songstress is due in November. Congrats to Jennifer and Justin!
Kristian Bush, one half of country duo Sugarland, joined newcomer Canaan Smith at his Grand Ole Opry performance on Friday night. It was Canaan’s fourth performance at the historic venue, and he invited his friend Kristian on-stage for his single “We Got Us.” It was a big deal for the new singer on the block, who looks up to his label mate.
“Friday night was my fourth performance on the Grand Ole Opry and I gotta say it was the most exciting for me.” Canaan says. “Being on that legendary stage with someone as influential and talented as Kristian Bush was overwhelming. That moment will be hard to top.”
Check out the pictures from their special performance below. Canaan is currently on-tour with Sugarland on the highly interactive “In Your Hands” tour. Their next stop in May 22nd at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.
Singer-songwriter, Matt Nathanson, celebrated the world premiere of the music video for his single, “Run,” yesterday. The track features Sugarland with Jennifer Nettles lending her smooth vocals, and appears on Nathanson’s latest album, Modern Love.
Nathanson is currently on tour opening for Kelly Clarkson on the Stronger Tour, and is also out on the road for his All Night Noise Tour. I had the pleasure of seeing Nathanson perform on the Stronger Tour back in January. He is a very talented artist with excellent stage presence, and he also happens to be extremely funny. If you have seen him live, you probably understand the quick shot of the scrabble board in the new video for “Run.”
Meanwhile, country super duo, Sugarland, will be hitting the road in April for their In Your Hands Tour. In addition, Nettles will be one of the judges/mentors on ABC’s upcoming show, Duets, along with Clarkson, Lionel Richie, and Robin Thicke.
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Country music super-duo Sugarland will perform two songs tonight on ABC’s new season of “Dancing With The Stars”. The results show airs tonight at 9 pm EST. The pair will first perform their new single “Run” with Matt Nathanson, then will get a second live performance of “Find The Beat Again” from their current album “The Incredible Machine.”
Jennifer and Kristian aren’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. They’ll be kicking off their latest headlining tour “In Your Hands” on April 5th. The interactive tour depends on the fans for the set list of each city – guaranteeing that it won’t ever be the same show twice! What song is number one on your Sugarland request list?