Jennifer Nettles is a singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She is the lead vocalist of the duo Sugarland alongside Kristian Bush, and prior to this she fronted the Atlanta-based bands Soul Miner’s Daughter and Jennifer Nettles Band.
Following early work in the ’90s, Nettles gained widespread acclaim with Sugarland, winning three Grammy Awards, two of which were for the song “Stay” off 2006′s Enjoy the Ride. On her own, she has issued several highly regarded solo albums, including 2014′s That Girl and 2016′s Playing with Fire, all of which showcase her mix of earthy country, R&B, and pop.
In 2003, she co-founded Sugarland with Bush and songwriter Kristen Hall; the latter left after the group’s 2004 debut album Twice the Speed of Life. After five studio albums and one live recording with Sugarland, Nettles took a break from the band, had a child, and recorded a solo album titled That Girl with producer Rick Rubin and an all-star cast. It was released in January of 2014, debuting at number one on the country chart and five on the Top 200. Nettles switched to Big Machine Records for 2016′s Playing with Fire. Her first holiday-themed album, To Celebrate Christmas, arrived later that year. She was back with Sugarland for 2018′s Bigger, which reached number two on the country charts. In 2019, she issued the solo I Can Do Hard Things EP.
Here is that Grammy Award winning song “Stay” featuring Nettles and Bush from Sugarland.
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