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C2C 2018: Sugarland profile

The reunited duo will be performing on the C2C Main Stage this year.

Sugarland
Credit: Mercury Nashville

Country music duo Sugarland were one of the biggest acts of the 2000s, enjoying huge success with sales of over 14 million records. After going on hiatus in 2012, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are reuniting at C2C 2018 for their first official performance in over five years. They’ll be playing second on the bill on Saturday 10th March at the O2, supporting Kacey Musgraves.

However, neither band member is a stranger to the C2C stage. Nettles opened the festival as a solo act in 2017 with a very well-received performance, whilst Bush played at the 2013 event and also made an appearance last year as the host of the popular CMA Songwriters Series event. Many fans were hoping there might be a reunion on the cards then but were disappointed when that wasn’t the case, so I’m sure there’ll be plenty of people who are thrilled to see the pair returning together this year!

Sugarland’s appearance at C2C follows the release of their latest single, Still The Same, in December 2017. The song has already reached number one on the country iTunes chart, and the band has plans to follow it up with a brand new album. They’ll also be on the road together throughout 2018 as part of their Still The Same tour.

Sugarland signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2004 and their debut single Baby Girl was an immediate hit, helping their first album Twice The Speed Of Life go multi-platinum. Since then the band has had five number one singles in the US and also won a Grammy Award for their song Stay. Their most recent album, The Incredible Machine, was released in 2010 and since been certified platinum.

During the hiatus both Nettles and Bush have released solo projects. Nettles reached number one on the US Country chart with her debut solo album, That Girl, in 2014 and released her second album as a solo act in 2016. She also hosted the CMA Country Christmas show between 2010 and 2016 and made her acting debut in 2015’s Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, playing Parton’s mother.

Bush’s first solo album, Southern Gravity, was released in 2015 and reached number 16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. He also scored a top 25 hit with the album’s lead single, Trailer Hitch. Bush has also produced fellow C2C 2018 artist Lindsay Ell’s debut album The Project and wrote the songs for a new musical, Troubador, which premiered in 2015.

 

C2C: Country to Country 2018 takes place at the O2 Arena in London from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March 2018. For more information head to http://c2c-countrytocountry.com/.

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