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Sugarland, the platinum-selling contemporary country act, began as a trio of songwriters from the Atlanta area, each of whom had enjoyed some level of renown as a solo country artist. Lead singer and songwriter Jennifer Nettles had previously fronted Soul Miner's Daughter, and her gospel background and deep soul approach to country music made her an ideal frontperson for the trio. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kristian Bush had formed half of the critically acclaimed duo Billy Pilgrim (along with Andrew Hyra), which had also released a pair of albums. Songwriter Kristen Hall had already released two solo albums on Windham Hill Records. The three musicians came together in 2002 and independently released Premium Quality Tunes, an EP of demo recordings (available online or at Sugarland shows), later that year. After building a buzz with their live performances, Sugarland signed with Mercury Nashville and released a two-song single ("Baby Girl" b/w "Stand Back Up") in early 2004. Twice the Speed of Life, their multi-platinum debut album featuring production by Garth Fundis, was released the same year. At the end of 2005, Hall left the group and resumed her solo career. A second full-length record, Enjoy the Ride, appeared in 2006 and proved to be a huge success, garnering attention in both pop and country quarters. For 2008's Love on the Inside, the band's remaining members successfully lobbied Mercury Nashville to let them co-produce their own album and record in Georgia instead of Music City. The resulting album was the most organic of Sugarland's three records to date, and it spawned three chart-topping singles as a result. Sugarland truly became superstars in 2009. The year yielded them platinum status for Love on the Inside; a prime-time network television special called Live on the Inside (which resulted in a live album of the same name); Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Performance; and, finally, their first Christmas recording, Gold and Green, which featured new holiday-themed originals as well as more traditional fare. The duo's fourth studio album, The Incredible Machine, influenced by the so-called "steampunk movement" in science fiction circles, arrived in 2010. Propelled by the Top 20 pop hit "Stuck Like Glue," the album quickly went platinum. Several tours followed, as did Nettles' marriage and pregnancy in 2012. In 2013, with the band on hiatus, Bush released the solo single "Love or Money." Nettles also released a single that same year, and followed up with her own solo album, That Girl, early in 2014. ~ Steve Leggett
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Stuck Like Glue
  3.   All I Want to Do
  4.   Stay
  5.   Settlin'
  6.   It Happens
  7.   Everyday America
  8.   Want To
  9.   Already Gone
  10.   Nuttin' for Christmas
  11.   Winter Wonderland
  12.   Holly Jolly Christmas
  13.   Baby Girl
  14.   Just Might (Make Me Believe)
  15.   Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good)
  16.   Silent Night
  17.   Joey
  18.   Little Miss
  19.   Something More
  20.   Life In a Northern Town
  21.   Stand Up
  22.   Tonight
  23.   Come on Get Higher
  24.   Fall Into Me
  25.   These Are the Days
  26.   Sugarland
  27.   Love
  28.   Take Me as I Am
  29.   Hello
  30.   Guide You Home
  31.   Every Girl Like Me
  32.   Little Wood Guitar
  33.   Steve Earle
  34.   Small Town Jericho
  35.   Fly Away
  36.   Tennessee
  37.   Wide Open
  38.   Shine the Light
  39.   Incredible Machine
  40.   O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  41.   Maybe Baby (New Year's Day)
  42.   Gold and Green
  43.   Coming Home
  44.   City of Silver Dreams
  45.   What I'd Give
  46.   Keep You
  47.   We Run
  48.   Happy Ending
  49.   Stand Back Up
  50.   Speed of Life
  51.   One Blue Sky
  52.   All We Are
  53.   Operation: Working Vacation
  54.   Very Last Country Song
  55.   Genevieve
  56.   Time, Time, Time
  57.   Find the Beat Again
  58.   Wishing
  59.   County Line
  60.   April Showers
  61.   Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
  62.   Mean Girls

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