Since we received the exciting news that Kristan Bush and Jennifer Nettles were reuniting as the fabulous country duo Sugarland, we also couldn't help but wonder what sparked the hiatus. The duo recently sat down with the Tennessean, to discuss the bigger reasons they took a break and what they hope to achieve back together again.
We have some BIG news to share!!! Our new album “Bigger" is coming your way on June 8. 🎉 https://t.co/VbzxEKwGcS— Sugarland (@Sugarlandmusic)March 30, 2018
Sugarland first broke into the country scene with their hit “Baby Girl" and moved on to chart seven No. 1 songs, sell 10 million albums and play more than 1,000 concerts side by side. However, when it was time to go their separate ways, Bush couldn't help but reminisce during their last performance together. “It was this interesting, very personal moment for me," Bush recalled. “We had come full circle.“ During this time, Nettles was pregnant and wanted to explore solo projects, while Bush was coming away from a divorce and looking to move forward himself.
The duo's new song “Still the Same" has dropped to country radio and recently finished recording Sugarland's fifth studio album, Bigger, which will be released June 8. “I think there's something with Sugarland that is a higher calling," Nettles said. “What we've been writing for this new record, it is clear we had things inside of us that we felt the world needed to hear. I think translating that pain into hope is something that Sugarland does really well."
While we happily await their upcoming record, Sugarland will make no promises about its future as they want to make sure their music still relates to the fans. “What we have done for our fans, I hope, is show them they can trust there are times when we will come apart, and there are times when we will come back together," Nettles said. “I love that we have done exactly what we said we were going to do. We took time and … we came back."
The duo's new album, Bigger, will be in stores June 8 and catch them on American Idol, as they serve as contestant mentors on April 9.