SUGARLAND are celebrating the release of their critically acclaimed sixth studio record BIGGER, which arrived on June 8th via a joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. The duo recently appeared on the TODAY Show on NBC to perform a captivating rendition of “Babe”, their newest single from the album. The track was written by Taylor Swift and is currently in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and at Country radio. Watch the performance HERE now.
Returning from a hiatus that saw both Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush release highly praised solo albums, BIGGER marks Sugarland‘s first new album in eight years. Bush and Nettles co-wrote nearly all of the songs on the album, and have so far been drawing praise across the board from critics and fans alike. BIGGER is now available digitally and physically HERE.
BIGGER embodies the musical spirit that fans have come to expect from Sugarland, combining upbeat tracks with powerful message songs that address specific issues facing the world today and spark conversations for tomorrow. “Our hopefulness and our sparkiness and our joy are things I think we do uniquely well, especially in the country format,” says Jennifer of the set’s sunnier material. “We offer that in a unique way.” Bush added, “My daughter is turning 13. I wondered if there was a way to help her through the world she’s growing up in. There are songs on this album that are inspired by the idea of that conversation, and I hope they will speak to people of all ages, no matter who they are or what they’re facing in life.”
Sugarland also just wrapped a successful first leg of tour dates on their STILL THE SAME 2018 TOUR. The headline run kicked off in their home state of Georgia on May 25th and will crisscross its way through 49 cities in North America this summer. Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen will provide support through July 14th, while Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell will join the lineup from July 19th through September 9th. For tickets and a full list of dates, please see below or visit HERE. Reviews and reactions from the first few dates have already been glowing:
“[Sugarland] have always had an undeniable chemistry on stage and they’ve successfully recaptured that for their comeback Still The Same Tour…They’re not just up there performing, they actually look like they’re having the best time.” – The OC Register“[A] bright, playful show” – Atlanta Journal Constitution
“No matter how much time has passed, the pair can, clearly, pick back up right where they left off.” – The Spokesman Review
Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed more than 260 million on-demand streams, making Sugarland one of the most popular Country music duos of all time.