Jennifer Nettles Says Sugarland Future Is Secure: ‘Nobody Panic!’

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Sugarland is not breaking up, Jennifer Nettles has assured everyone.

Though Nettles recently announced that she will release a solo album this fall, during an interview Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards she was quick to clear the air regarding the future of her band Sugarland.

“Oh, god no!” she exclaimed, when asked if she and Kristian Bush would be breaking up the band. “Nobody panic,” she said, mugging for the camera. “We’re just taking time to do things individually–personally and professionally. And we’re super supportive of each other on both those fronts.”

Nettles was interviewed by Billboard on the red carpet before Sunday’s award ceremony (video below). It was her first public appearance since her son Magnus was born five months ago.

During the interview she was practically giddy about her upcoming solo album; however, she didn’t want to go into much detail about the songs or the sound, as she didn’t want to “give everything away.”


She did admit, though, that “it’s still country, absolutely. But I think it’s gonna show a different side that I don’t always get to show on Sugarland records.”

With Sugarland, since she writes with partner Kristian Bush, the music they create “is a collaboration” and is thus “going to reflect both people.” Her solo album, though, will be different in tone because “this is just me, doing my thing, and celebrating that kind of songwriting as well.”

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