Jennifer Nettles has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart with her solo project, That Girl. The album sold 54,000 copies in its first week, landing at No. 5 on the overall chart. That Girl is the product of four years of careful consideration.
“I approached the desire to do a solo project like I do most anything that feels like a big life change,” she said. “I approached it with focus and with planning and with logistics. It took a lot of that because obviously where Sugarland is concerned, we’ve been together for 10 years, and that was in and of itself an incredible machine.
“There were jobs and people who were depending on what we were doing as a duo, and so I didn’t take it lightly from a logistics perspective what I was going to do,” she continued. “Consequently that type of planning and consideration allowed me the time artistically to also dig in, and to feel a little bit more free, and to not feel like I had an impending deadline on when I wanted to do this project.”
Jennifer will launch her That Girl Tour February 14 in Washington, D.C. She will make appearances on CBS’s The Talk on January 28 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on January 29.