Sugarland hit the scene with “Baby Girl” and have been making their own rules ever since. Their shows are electric and their tunes have a way of getting stuck in your head … “whoa-oh, whoa-oh, stuck like glue…” Whether they bring you to your feet or your knees, Sugarland knows how to make fans feel something different.
In this week’s GAC Trivia Time*, we thought we’d give you some fun facts about Jennifer Nettles & Kristian Bush:
Jul 26, 2002 – Singer-songwriter Kristian Bush asks his wife for one more year to pursue music as a career. Some 362 days later, his band Sugarland does a showcase that nets a recording deal, preventing him from settling for life as a website designer
Aug 8, 2002 – Sugarland makes its first public appearance onstage, singing the only four numbers that the band knows
Sep 16, 2003 – Sugarland signs a recording deal with Mercury Records
Nov 12, 2004 – Sugarland performs “Baby Girl” during its Grand Ole Opry debut
Jul 11, 2005 – Twice The Speed Of Life becomes Sugarland’s first platinum album
Jan 17, 2006 – Sugarland posts a message on its website announcing Kristen Hall is leaving the trio to concentrate on songwriting
Feb 11, 2006 – Sugarland performs its first official concert as a duo at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, just weeks after the departure of Kristen Hall
May 10, 2007 – ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” launches a promo campaign built around a revamped version of the Sugarland song “Everyday America”
Feb 8, 2009 – “Stay” wins Best Country Song for Jennifer Nettles and Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for Sugarland during the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center
Apr 17, 2009 – Sugarland performs at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The duo’s cover of Kings Of Leon’s “Sex On Fire” makes the concert album “Live On The Inside”
Aug 27, 2009 – The lead character in the “Nancy” comic strip gets through the night with a teddy bear, a lumpy pillow and a “Sugarland” pajama top
Dec 5, 2010 – Sugarland performs “Stuck Like Glue” with rapper MC Lyte on “VH1 Divas Salute To The Troops,” also featuring Katy Perry, Heart, Keri Hilson and Paramore
The Incredible Machine tour is on the road now with Little Big Town. Are you going?
*Sugarland trivia courtesy of RolandNote.com, the ultimate country music database!