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Sugarland Announces Still The Same Tour

Award-winning Country duo Sugarland announced today their highly-anticipated return to the stage with the STILL THE SAME 2018 Tour, beginning this Spring in the US. With numerous Grammy, ACM and CMA Awards, chart-topping hits and MULTI-PLATINUM sales, the pair’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will bring their new live show to 48 cities, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Nashville. The first leg of the tour will feature opening acts Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen, while Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell will accompany the pair for the second half.

“We are thrilled to head back out on the road together as this has been a long time coming for the both of us!” said Nettles. “And to have Brandy, Clare, Frankie and Lindsay join us will make our return really special.”

“Can’t wait to get back out there and share our new music with the best fans on earth!” Bush continued. “It will be great to hear everyone singing the old favorites along with us all summer.”

Tickets for the STILL THE SAME 2018 Tour will go on sale starting Friday, January 12 at 10:00am local time. Beginning today fans in select cities will have the opportunity to purchase VIP packages which include the opportunity to meet Sugarland, attend a pre-show VIP sound check, access to exclusive tour lithographs and more.

Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams. Their critical and mainstream appeal has been magnified with countless industry accolades over the course of their career. The hitmakers recently released “Still The Same,” their first new music in seven years, aptly setting the tone for their joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville; this summer’s tour shares its name. This rejuvenation of their musical vision remains true to the authentic sound and emotive songwriting that has made Sugarland one of the most popular Country music duos of all time.
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STILL THE SAME 2018 TOUR DATES:
May 4 / Choctaw Grand Theatre / Durant, OK
May 25 / James Brown Arena / Augusta, GA*
May 26 / PNC Arena / Raleigh, NC*
May 27 / Country 500 Festival / Daytona Beach, FL*
May 31 / Gila River Arena / Phoenix, AZ*
Jun 1 / Honda Center / Anaheim, CA*
Jun 2 / San Diego County Fair / Del Mar, CA*
Jun 7 / accesso ShoWare Center / Kent, WA*
Jun 8 / Spokane Arena / Spokane WA*
Jun 9 / MODA Center / Portland, OR*
Jun 12 / Santa Barbara Bowl / Santa Barbara, CA*
Jun 14 / Greek Theatre / Los Angeles, CA*
Jun 15 / Rabobank Arena / Bakersfield, CA*
Jun 16 / Mandalay Bay / Las Vegas, NV*
Jun 21 / Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre / Denver, CO*
Jun 22 / Rushmore Plaza Civic Center / Rapid City, SD*
Jun 23 / Bismarck Event Center / Bismarck, ND*
Jun 28 / CenturyLink Center Omaha / Omaha, NE*
Jun 29 / TaxSlayer Center / Moline, IL*
Jun 30 / Chaifetz Arena / St. Louis, MO*
Jul 6 / Fallsview Casino / Niagara Fall, ONT***
Jul 7 / Fallsview Casino / Niagara Falls, ONT***
Jul 8 / Turning Stone Resort / Verona, NY***
Jul 12 / Schottenstein Center / Columbus, OH*
Jul 13 / Covelli Centre / Youngstown, OH*
Jul 14 / Merriweather Post Pavilion / Columbia, MD*
Jul 19 / BOK Center / Tulsa, OK**
Jul 20 / Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie / Grand Prairie, TX**
Jul 21 / Smart Financial Centre / Sugar Land, TX**
Jul 26 / Pensacola Bay Center / Pensacola, FL**
Jul 27 / Von Braun Center / Huntsville, AL**
Jul 28 / KFC Yum Center / Louisville, KY**
Aug 2 / Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, TN**
Aug 3 / Infinite Energy Arena / Atlanta, GA**
Aug 4 / Bon Secours Wellness Arena / Greenville, SC**
Aug 9 / Huntington Center / Toledo, OH**
Aug 10 / Van Andel Arena / Grand Rapids, MI**
Aug 11 / Resch Center / Green Bay, WI**
Aug 16 / Denny Sanford PREMIER Center / Sioux Falls, SD**
Aug 17 / Iowa State Fair / Des Moines, IA**
Aug 18 / INTRUST Bank Arena / Wichita, KS**
Aug 23 / Ravinia Festival / Chicago, IL**
Aug 24 / Minnesota State Fair / St. Paul, MN**
Aug 25 / Nebraska State Fair / Grand Island, NE****
Aug 30 / Mohegan Sun Arena / Uncasville, CT**
Aug 31 / Allentown Fair/ Allentown, PA**
Sep 1 / Bank of NH Pavillion / Gilford, NH**
Sep 7 / DCU Center / Worcester, MA**
Sep 8 / Prudential Center / Newark, NJ***with Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen
**with Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell
***with Brandy Clark only
****with Frankie Ballard only

For additional pre-sale information and public on-sale information in your area, please visit http://SugarlandMusic.com.
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Sugarland Is Back And They Are Still The Same, Just Like The Title Of Their New Single

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez for Big Machine Records / UMG Nashville

Ever since it was unveiled during the CMA Awards and there was a special performance by them during the Big Machine CMA Awards after party announcing their return, I have eagerly-awaited new music from Sugarland.

They are back after a 7 year hiatus and newly-signed to a joint venture between Big Machine Label Group and UMG Nashville releasing their first single, “Still The Same”, to country radio yesterday.

I have to admit that tears filled my eyes and I was so ecstatic to see them reunited as Sugarland when Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta announced they were back together as a duo and releasing new music soon back in November.

As great as Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are as solo artists with each enjoying success on their own, there is just something magical when they come together as Sugarland.

This new song, “Still The Same”, is the perfect single to mark their return as the multi award-winning duo.  The lyrics are poignant and heartfelt.  The mid tempo melody is hopeful and anthem-like.  You feel the energy.  The song as a whole wells up emotions inside and you can not help but celebrate their return right along with them.  There is a renewed enthusiasm that just exudes from them evident in the music video.

Check it out below and hear this beautiful, new song from them that I predict will go number one rather quickly.

Obviously, I highly-recommend buying it today and support Sugarland’s return.

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Yesterday, superstar Country duo Sugarland released their first single in seven years via a new joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. The single, “Still The Same,” is both aptly-titled and features the strength and positivity fans have come to expect from the acclaimed pair of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. Lyrics echo: “Let’s leave it better than how it came / our love is / still the same.” The hitmakers premiered the song worldwide with all digital partners, it’s available here: http://smarturl.it/StillTheSame

Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, achieving high-mark sales with PLATINUM-certified THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE, 2X PLATINUM LOVE ON THE INSIDE and 3X PLATINUM TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE as well as ENJOY THE RIDE. Their most popular songs include PLATINUM-certified “All I Want to Do” and “Stay,” 2X PLATINUM “Stuck Like Glue” as well as GOLD-certified “Baby Girl,” “It Happens,” “Settlin’,” “Something More” and “Want To.” Sugarland has also earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams. Their critical and mainstream appeal has been magnified with industry accolades – five consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year (2007-2011), five ACM Awards (including Song of the Year and Single of the Year) and GRAMMY® Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Country Song for “Stay.”

Sugarland will end the year with an exciting performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018, which airs on ABC from New York City’s Times Square. Continuing the momentum, they have confirmed dates at C2C: Country 2 Country Music Festival in Europe next Spring and teased more live shows to come. For more information about upcoming music and tours, visit SugarlandMusic.com.

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Sugarland To Release “Still The Same” On December 21st

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez for Big Machine Records / UMG Nashville

GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM Award-winning Country duo SUGARLAND announced today their upcoming single, “Still The Same,” will be available worldwide with all digital partners on December 21. Signifying their return, the song will be released through a joint venture between Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. The Big Machine Records’ radio promo team will introduce “Still The Same” to Country radio in 2018.

“We are thrilled for fans to hear our new music, especially this new single,” said Jennifer Nettles. “The title of the song is so meaningful to us as we want fans to know, we are still the same, we are still the same Sugarland they’ve known and loved”.

Kristian Bush added, “We want to finish where we left off. We always knew were going to make music again, so this has been the best of both worlds. We were able to take time to feed our personal passions, and we’re excited to come back together to create music as a band again.”

Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, achieving high-mark sales with PLATINUM-certified THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE, 2X PLATINUM LOVE ON THE INSIDE and 3X PLATINUM TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE as well as ENJOY THE RIDE. The superstars have also garnered PLATINUM-certified singles “All I Want to Do” and “Stay” as well as 2X PLATINUM hit “Stuck Like Glue.” The pair has amassed GOLD-certified smashes with “Baby Girl,” “It Happens,” “Settlin’,” “Something More” and “Want To” while enjoying a host of industry accolades, including five consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year (2007-2011), five ACM Awards (including Song of the Year and Single of the Year) and GRAMMY® Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Country Song for “Stay.” The chart-toppers have earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams.

Currently back in the studio working on their new album and mapping out tour dates for 2018, Sugarland is set to perform at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 from New York City’s Times Square on December 31. For more information about upcoming music and tours, visit SugarlandMusic.com.

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Big Machine Label Group Celebrates 51st Annual CMA Awards

Big Machine Label Group’s celebration of the 51st Annual CMA Awards at FGL House in Nashville on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.  Photo credit: Getty Images

BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP hosted their annual CMA Awards After Party in Nashville at FGL House to celebrate and treat guests to a special surprise. Alongside label family, friends and industry executives BMLG President/CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA toasted with Big Machine Platinum Filtered Premium Vodka to the independent powerhouse’s star-studded roster and introduced the return of Superstar duo SUGARLAND. JENNIFER NETTLES and KRISTIAN BUSH took the stage to perform some of their smash hits – “Baby Girl” and “Stay.” MAYOR MEGAN BARRY, NASCAR driver JIMMIE JOHNSON and ABC’s The Bachelorette’s LUKE PELL were all on hand to sing along on the Cruise rooftop.

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 09: Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform onstage during the Big Machine Label Group’s celebration of the 51st Annual CMA Awards at FGL House in Nashville on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMLG ) *** Local Caption *** Jennifer Nettles;Kristian Bush

BMLG artists kicked off “Country Music’s Biggest Night” with REBA McENTIRE, RONNIE DUNN and THOMAS RHETT singing “Hold My Hand” in the all-star opening performance. McEntire performed “Legends” alongside KELSEA BALLERINI as well as present Entertainer of the Year to close the show. Thomas Rhett serenaded the audience with his latest chart-topping single “Unforgettable” from his Billboard 200 No. 1 album LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.). Solidifying their highly-anticipated return on the CMA Awards, five-time Duo of the Year winners Sugarland presented the category during ABC’s live broadcast. BRETT YOUNG presented Song of the Year to LITTLE BIG TOWN, who accepted on behalf of his labelmate TAYLOR SWIFT for single-handedly penning the band’s “Better Man.” Swift’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album reputation (Big Machine Records) recently became Target’s biggest music pre-sale ever ahead of tomorrow’s (11/10) official release.

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Carly Pearce, Drake White, Trent Harmon, Danielle Bradbery and Brett Young attend Big Machine Label Group’s celebration of the 51st Annual CMA Awards at FGL House in Nashville on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMLG ) *** Local Caption *** Carly Pearce;Drake White;Trent Harmon;Danielle Bradbery;Brett Young

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CMA Music Festival | Interview With Kristian Bush

Kristian BushWe caught up with country artist Kristian Bush during CMA Music Festival.  Most know him as 1/2 of Sugarland.  We talk with him about his new solo project and much more! Fun interview, check it out HERE or watch below!

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Chart-Topping Country Artist Kristian Bush To Help Honor Veterans

Kristian BushKristian Bush, one-half of Platinum-selling country duo Sugarland, will be honoring America’s veterans this year with a special performance at the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 26. The National Memorial Day Parade is the largest Memorial Day event in the nation and will be broadcast live on REELZ, as well as televised on the Pentagon Channel for servicemen and women stationed around the globe.

Currently, Bush is on the road with his 2014 PUT YOUR SOUL IN IT Tour, backed by a five-piece band. In between shows, he is in the studio working with longtime producer Byron Gallimore on his first solo album to be released via Streamsound Records. The lead single from the highly anticipated project will hit country radio nationwide this summer.

Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early ’90s, releasing a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (self-titled debut and BLOOM). In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including Grammys, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. To date, Bush garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent producing/songwriting collaborations include Rita Wilson, Ellis Paul, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.

For tour dates and more information, visit kristianbush.com.

For more information on the parade, please visit HERE.

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“CMA Country Christmas” Hosted By Jennifer Nettles Airs Thursday, Dec. 20 On ABC

Two-Hour Special Features Performances and Fireside Interviews with Dierks Bentley, Colbie Caillat, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, and More!

Jennifer Nettles: CMA Country Christmas

Jennifer Nettles hosts “CMA Country Christmas,” from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

Some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays on “CMA Country Christmas,” which airs Thursday, Dec. 20 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) and repeats Saturday, Dec. 22 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) and Sunday, Dec. 23 (4:00-6:00 PM/ET). The special, which features Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland as host for the third year, airs on the ABC Television Network.

Artists on the two-hour special celebrating the season with songs and stories include Dierks Bentley, Colbie Caillat, Katherine Jenkins, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Nettles, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban.

In 2011, the premiere broadcast of “CMA Country Christmas” drew more than 9 million viewers, which was an increase of nearly 23 percent over the inaugural broadcast in 2010. Adults 18-49 increased year-to-year by nearly 50 percent. Not only were initial airings better than in the previous year, DVR playback increased, too. Total viewers who watched the show within a week of premiere increased 2 million viewers from 2010 to 2011 (7.663 vs. 9.624). The cumulative audience for all three airings reached 14 million viewers.

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