After a five-year hiatus, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland surprised the country music-loving world by reuniting at the CMA Awards on Nov. 8 to present the trophy for Duo of the Year to Brothers Osborne.
Now, a month later, the duo has some definitive plans for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018, including a new soaring single, “Still the Same,” which will drop on Dec. 21.
“The first time we were in a room together in almost six years, ‘Still the Same’ is the first song we wrote,” said Jennifer to Nash Country Daily. “This song is quintessential Sugarland, sound and message-wise.”
“Normally, it takes 100 songs to write three good ones, but it’s different if you’re working with Jennifer,” says Kristian to NCD. “It takes one song to write one good one. That’s cool. You can’t ever underestimate the power of that.”
Other projects in the works include recording a full-length album, hammering out new tour dates, making an appearance on Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Dec. 31 and performing at the Country to Country (C2C) Festival on March 9–11 in Dublin, London and Glasgow.
“We’ve played C2C individually, but never together as Sugarland,” says Jennifer.
“C2C is going to be so much fun—2018 is going to be so much fun,” adds Kristian.