1. Indiana Governor: Wind That Caused State Fair Stage Collapse a 'Fluke'

    August 14, 2011 7:05 PM EDT The wind gust that toppled a stage at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night, killing five and injuring dozens of fans waiting for the country band Sugarland to perform, was a "fluke" that no one could have anticipated, the governor and o ...

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

    June 08, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Sugarland will sing an emotional version of their song "Stand Up" tonight on the CMT Awards - and the song will have a special meaning for the Gilberts, a family from Joplin, Mo., whose home was devastated by a tornado last month. Tiffan ...

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

    June 08, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 devastat ...

  4. Rihanna's 'California King Bed' Video Premieres

    May 09, 2011 2:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The newest single from Rihanna's "Loud," "California King Bed," is anything but -- and in the rock-tinged ballad's newly-premiered video, that softness comes across clearly. Watch below. As the video opens, Rihanna and ...

  5. POTW: Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles, Willow Smith, Charlie Sheen, Pregnant Mariah

    April 08, 2011 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles made an unlikely pair, Mariah Carey posed nude on a magazine cover, Miley Cyrus prtended to have a grill, Snoop got slimed, Willow Smith flew through the air and Charlie Sheen's musical adventure proved disastrous. ...

  6. Miranda Lambert Leads Early ACM Awards Winners

    April 03, 2011 10:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The House That Built Me" helped Miranda Lambert quickly match her win total from last year's Academy of Country Music awards on Sunday night, while Lady Antebellum took home three trophies, including as artist and producer on album o ...

  7. Sara Bareilles Taps Pharrell, Sugarland, Josh Groban for 'Uncharted' Video

    March 01, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Either a bunch of Sara Bareilles' musician friends owed her favors, or she asked really, really nicely. The singer-songwriter's new video for "Uncharted" features more celebs than Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" cl ...

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Preview, Big Four Metal Fest

    January 26, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Photos, Clip Surface Zombie outfits, Katy Perry wigs and the famed "Thriller" dance -- Glee 's Super Bowl Sunday episod ...

  9. Katy Perry Leads All-Star Cast at 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops'

    December 05, 2010 12:38 PM EST 0 0 0 K aty Perry loves a man in a uniform. The pop superstar met dozens of service members while working on the special "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" this weekend near San Diego. Photos: VH1 Divas Salute the Troops "There was a kid who I m ...

  10. POTW: Madonna, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry

    December 03, 2010 2:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Madonna busted a move, Kanye West wrapped for the kids, Christina Aguilera locked hands with her new boo, Keri Hilson , Katy Perry and Sugarland 's Jennifer Nettles saluted, Justin Bieber made funny faces, Willie Nelson mean-mugged, Mariah Care ...

  11. Sugarland Settles Founder's $14 Million Lawsuit

    November 15, 2010 8:16 AM EST 0 0 0 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 car ...

  12. Sugarland Settles Founder's $14 Million Lawsuit

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The two members of the country duo Sugarland avoided a nasty public trial with 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 caree ...

  13. CMA Awards 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 11, 2010 12:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2010 CMA Awards happened on the stage. Here's 10 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV: 1. Neither Miranda Lambert nor Blake Shelton had ever won a CMA award prior to 2010, but all that changed before ...

  14. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at CMA Awards

    November 10, 2010 11:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert 's and Blake Shelton 's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed t ...

  15. Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paramore Lead 'VH1 Divas' Lineup

    October 14, 2010 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Being a diva is different than it used to be. Katy Perry , Sugarland , Keri Hilson , Nicki Minaj and Paramore are this year's "VH1 Divas," but they'll be taking some of the focus off themselves, singing for the military through a ...

  16. Sugarland: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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.) &qu ...

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

    August 06, 2010 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  18. Sugarland Goes Steampunk For 'Incredible Machine' Album, Tour

    April 02, 2010 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 S ugarland , the Grammy-winning country duo, is in the studio wrapping up session for their fourth studio album, tentatively titled "The Incredible Machine." No release date is set, but vocalist Jennifer Nettles hopes that fans will hear t ...

  19. Producer Details 'We Are The World 25' On Eve Of Debut

    February 12, 2010 1:36 PM EST 0 0 0 "We Are the World - 25 for Haiti" will premiere on NBC prior to the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spearheaded by Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the 1985 philanthropic anthem "We Are The W ...

  20. Obama Salutes Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck At Kennedy Center

    December 07, 2009 7:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly 40 years ago, a Kenyan father was visiting his son in Hawaii and took him to his first jazz concert. The boy was Barack Obama and the performer was jazz great Dave Brubeck . "I've been a jazz fan ever since," the president said ...

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

    December 03, 2009 12:02 AM EST 0 0 0 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 pr ...

  22. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and S ...

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

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST At Los Angeles' Conga Room following the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians said what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. 1. In the pressroom at L.A.'s Conga ...

  24. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub&# ...

  25. Keith Urban, Sugarland / Oct. 8, 2009 / New York

    October 15, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than an opening band, Sugarland seemed like co-headliners with Keith Urban on Thursday (Oct. 8) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The band's feel-good 14-song kick-off featured five glowing umbrellas used throughout the performance ...

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

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 c ...

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

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. O ...

  28. Taylor Swift Has Big Night At CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 7:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 P ...

  29. Chart Beat: Sugarland, Kid Cudi, The All-American Rejects

    May 13, 2009 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  30. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn' ...

  31. Sugarland Plots First European Tour Plus U.S. Dates

    February 23, 2009 2:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning duo Sugarland will embark on their first European tour in March, traveling to seven countries for gigs in 11 different European cities. The dates are a mix of appearances at U.S. military installations and theater shows. Mercury Nashv ...

  32. Grammy Red Carpet News: Diamond, Snoop, Sugarland

    February 09, 2009 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Mitch Peters chatted with a host of big names on the red carpet prior to the 51st annual Grammy Awards to find out what new and exciting projects they have in the works. For the full video interviews, click here . On the heels of hi ...

  33. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST 0 0 0 With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living re ...

  34. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year for ...

  35. Brits Dominate Grammy Pre-Telecast Awards

    February 08, 2009 7:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Brits won big in the pop categories during the 51st annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast tonight (Feb. 8), with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" winning for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals and Radiohead's "In Rainbo ...

  36. Top Stars Celebrate Obama At Lincoln Memorial

    January 18, 2009 5:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng today (Jan. 18) at a roaring, rollicking pre-inauguration celebration staged before marble monuments to past heroes. "Anything is possible in America," declar ...

  37. Bono, Bruce, Beyonce To Play Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 3:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free ev ...

  38. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley coming away the big winners last night (Nov. 12) at t ...

  39. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley comi Despite standout performances by the Eagles and ...

  40. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Sugarland, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the night belonged to traditionalists as George Strait and Brad Paisley came away the big winners at the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight ( ...

  41. Sugarland's Nettles Launches 'Common Thread'

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, the Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers and singer/songwriter Amos Lee will team for a series of concerts titled "Common Thread," which is billed as "an exciting musical event compri ...

  42. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Lead CMA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards. George Strait and duo Sugar ...

  43. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Lead CMA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, while George Strait and duo Sugarland each nabbed five nominations with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles picking up a sixth for song of ...

  44. Crow, Matthews Rock Democratic Convention

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singing at the Democratic convention kickoff last night (Aug. 25) at Red Rocks outside Denver, Sheryl Crow dedicated her song "Strong Enough" to Barack Obama and then added a twist to the lyrics for t Singing at the Democratic convention, ...

  45. Crow, Matthews Rock Democratic Convention

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singing at the Democratic convention, Sheryl Crow dedicated her song "Strong Enough" to Barack Obama and then added a twist to the lyrics for the occasion. "Are you strong enough to be my man, or my president?" Crow sang to her ...

  46. Former Sugarland Member Hall Sues For $1.5M

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A founder of the country band Sugarland is suing the two current members for $1.5 million. A founder of the country band Sugarland is suing the two current members for $1.5 million. According to a lawsuit filed late last month in U.S. District Court ...

  47. Former Sugarland Member Sues Remaining Members

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kristen Hall, who exited Sugarland in late 2005, is suing remaining members Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles for $1.5 million. According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta on July 29, Hall was to get a cut of the group's p ...

  48. Sugarland: Triple Threat

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if "Beyoncé to Bill Anderson" is a fair assessment of the duo's music. "Exactly!" Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles exclaims when asked if ...

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