1. Christmas Comes Early For a Multitude Of Country Stars

    November 04, 2016 11:59 AM EDT Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Rascal Flatts, Kacey Musgraves, Brett Eldredge Sport New Holiday Albums Merry Christmas! If it feels a little early to get that kind of greeting, take heart — a bundle of country artists have already been mired in the holiday for months. Kacey Musgraves ’ A…

  2. Jennifer Nettles on Country's Gender Imbalance and Supporting Hillary Clinton

    May 05, 2016 12:55 PM EDT Jennifer Nettles has one of those singing voices that cuts through speakers. So it makes sense that when the country star talks about her craft, the metaphors quickly turn, well, sharp. "I love being able to work with a fine ­dentist's tool as a singer in terms of nuance. I…

  3. Listen to Rita Wilson's 'Along For The Ride' From Her First Album of Original Songs: Exclusive Song Premiere

    February 11, 2016 12:59 PM EST With 2012's covers set AM/FM,   Rita Wilson staked a claim as a recording artist. But the Sleepless in Seattle ,  The Good Wife  and Girls  actress' self-titled sophomore album brings her into the songwriting ranks collaborating with a cadre of proven hitmakers such as Kara…

  4. Sugarland, Live Nation Settle With State Fair Victims

    December 20, 2014 1:20 PM EST Country duo Sugarland , concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse , lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday (Dec. 20). Judge Orders Sugarland Singer…

  5. Chart Highlights: Nico & Vinz Vault To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Am I Wrong'

    June 30, 2014 7:35 PM EDT The Norwegian duo notches its first airplay chart No. 1. Plus, new No. 1s for Coldplay, Blake Shelton and Calibre 50 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All…

  6. Jennifer Nettles Talks New Rick Rubin-Produced Solo Album, Motherhood

    November 05, 2013 11:45 PM EST Jennifer Nettles has finished the music, chosen a cover photo and now she has a release date for her debut solo album — Jan. 14. Nettles revealed the date Monday night in an interview at the ASCAP Country Awards, making one of many appearances this week. The Sugarland singer kicked things…

  7. Jennifer Nettles Goes Solo: 'Nobody Panic,' Sugarland Isn't Done

    May 20, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Days after announcing she's working with Rick Rubin on her debut solo album, Jennifer Nettles made it clear on Sunday that no, this doesn't signal the end of her partnership with Kristian Bush in Sugarland. BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PHOTOS: Show + Performances Highest Ratings in 12…

  8. Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Marries Longtime Boyfriend

    November 28, 2011 6:20 PM EST Sugarland 's Jennifer Nettles celebrated more than just Thanksgiving this past weekend: the country star tied the knot with longtime beau Justin Miller. According to People , the 37-year-old singer married Miller in a Tennessee chapel on Saturday (Nov. 26). Kristian Bush, Nettles'…

  9. CMA Awards 2011: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2011 11:45 AM EST Kenny & Grace's Fateful First Meeting... Blake Tweeks 'Voice' Pals... Lady A on the Road... Taylor's Obsession So, you watched every second of the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards last night on ABC. Still, there was a lot that you didn't see that went…

  10. Sugarland Tour Resumes Following Indiana Tragedy

    August 19, 2011 8:24 AM EDT Sugarland returned to the stage on Thursday for their first performance since a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed five people. The Grammy-winning country duo asked its Albuquerque audience for a moment of silence in honor of those who were wounded "and the beautiful lives…

  11. Sugarland Resuming Tour, Planning Memorial Service

    August 16, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Sugarland announced they are resuming their tour on Thursday as well as planning a memorial service to honor victims of the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, but will wait until grieving families have "time to go through their own services" before moving forward. "Until that…

  12. Sugarland Reunites Tornado-Affected Joplin Family for CMT Awards: Video

    June 08, 2011 6:00 PM EDT S ugarland will sing an emotional version of its song "Stand Up" tonight (June 8) at the CMT Awards (airing at 8 p.m. ET), and the performance will have a special meaning for the Gilberts, a family from Joplin, Mo., whose home was devastated by a tornado last month. During a…

  13. Sugarland Settles Founder's $14 Million Lawsuit

    November 15, 2010 8:16 AM EST The two members of the country duo Sugarland avoided a nasty public trial with the group's founding member, settling a lawsuit over claims that she was owed an estimated $14 million of the band's profits after she left to pursue a solo career five years ago. Sugarland, which last…

  14. Taylor Swift Named BMI Songwriter Of The Year

    November 10, 2010 7:17 AM EST Taylor Swift was named country songwriter of the year at the BMI Awards, becoming the youngest person to win the award at age 20. The pop sensation also won country song of the year with co-writer Liz Rose for "You Belong With Me." She's the first songwriter to win that award…

  15. Sugarland: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of "The first time I heard it, I loved the song, but wished it didn't have the funky rap section to it," KMPS-FM Seattle PD Becky Brenner says. (Brenner isn't playing the unauthorized edit.) "It's like, 'OK, I get it, but…

  16. Sugarland Kidnaps Love Interest In 'Stuck Like Glue' Video

    August 06, 2010 2:31 PM EDT Country favorite Sugarland show they've got a sense of humor in the new video for "Stuck Like Glue." Video: Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue" In the clip, a determined Jennifer Nettles resorts to stalking and kidnapping in order to gain the attention and affection of…

  17. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    December 03, 2009 12:02 AM EST Backstage after the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians told Billboard.com what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. GALLERY: GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT PHOTOS 1. In the pressroom at L.A.'s Conga Room…

  18. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to co-host the Nov. 11 ceremony with Carrie…

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. On the Billboard 200, Sugarland, the duo of…

  20. Taylor Swift Has Big Night At CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 7:57 AM EDT Taylor Swift won video of the year at the Country Music Television awards for "Love Story," an elaborate production that features period costumes as it echoes the story of Romeo and Juliet. Swift won the fan-voted award Tuesday over Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Carrie Underwood and…

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