Jennifer Nettles Signs to Big Machine, Previews New Album & Tour

Jennifer Nettles
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Jennifer Nettles from "Coat of Many Colors" poses for a portrait at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day during the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton on August 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Nettles reunites with label head Scott Borchetta, who worked with Sugarland at UMG Nashville earlier in his career.

Jennifer Nettles is the latest member of the Big Machine family. On Thursday the Sugarland member announced she is teaming with Scott Borchetta’s label for a fall 2015 headlining tour and album in 2016. 

Fans can expect to hear a new single this October from Nettles' so-far-untitled new LP, due in early 2016.

Starting Oct. 23 in Atlanta, Nettles will be traveling the U.S. on the Playing With Fire tour, along with openers Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder. The trek hits 20 cities and wraps Dec. 13 in Temecula, Calif. 

Jennifer Nettles Exits Universal Nashville: Exclusive Statement

Earlier this month, Nettles parted ways with Universal Music Group Nashville, which had released her work dating back to Sugarland’s 2004 debut, Twice the Speed of Life. Borchetta worked as senior vice president/promo for UMG Nashville when it first signed the band. Even with new home Big Machine, Nettles remains beneath the Universal Music umbrella. 

New music and live dates aren’t all Nettles has in store. She’s starring as Dolly Parton’s mother in an NBC biopic on the country legend, set to air Dec. 10. 

Below are find Nettles’ upcoming tour dates. Fan and Ticketmaster pre-sales begin on Sept. 2 and 3, respectively, before tickets hit the general public on Sept. 4. 

Oct. 23 – Atlanta, GA (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
Oct. 24 – Clearwater, FL (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
Oct. 25 – Melbourne, FL (King Center for the Performing Arts)
Oct. 29 – Newark, OH (Midland Theatre)
Oct. 30 – Bethlehem, PA (Sands Bethlehem Events Center)
Oct. 31 – Mashantucket, CT (Foxwoods Resort Casino)
Nov. 13 – Red Wing, MN (Treasure Island Resort & Casino)
Nov. 14 – Elkhart, IN (Lerner Theatre)
Nov. 15 – Windsor, ON (The Colosseum at Caesars)
Nov. 20 – Silver Spring, MD (The Fillmore)
Nov. 21 – Hampton Beach, NH (Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom)
Nov. 22 – Westbury, NY (Theatre at Westbury)
Nov. 27 – Johnson City, NY (Magic City Music Hall)
Nov. 28 – Salamanca, NY (Seneca Allegany Hall)
Dec. 3 – Dallas, Tex. (House of Blues Dallas)
Dec. 4 – Bossier City, LA (Horseshoe Bossier City)
Dec. 5 – San Antonio, Tex. (Majestic Theatre)
Dec. 11 – Reno, Nev. (Silver Legacy Resort and Casino)
Dec. 12 – Indo, CA (Fantasy Springs Special Events Center)
Dec. 13 – Temecula, CA (Penchaga Resort and Casino)


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