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, 2017, to present the trophy for Duo of the Year to Brothers Osborne.
Now, almost five months later, the duo has some definitive plans for 2018, including kicking off their Still the Same Tour on May 4 and releasing their upcoming sixth studio album, Bigger, on June 8.
In addition, the duo’s soaring single, “Still the Same,” is currently No. 45 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 13 weeks.
“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.”
Sugarland will serve as contestant mentors on American Idol on April 9 at 7 p.m. CT. on ABC.