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July 10, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
At the encore of the pop-country duo Sugarland's feisty, endearing set Thursday night at the Greek Theatre, singer Jennifer Nettles unfurled a white flag and spray-painted the word "Love" on it, with a peace sign inside the "O." Pairing the oldest topic in songwriting with a hokey 40-year-old pop culture image shouldn't have felt volatile.
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January 15, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
When Jennifer Nettles rhymes “a little kiss of freedom” with “a little room for breathin'” in her song “Me Without You,” context tells us she's singing about the relief that accompanies the end of a troubled romantic relationship. On her first solo album, though, the frontwoman of Sugarland might also be describing her escape from a country-music establishment that didn't always appreciate her quirks. In 2010, for instance, at least a few radio stations took it on themselves to create an unauthorized edit of Sugarland's song “ Stuck Like Glue ” that did away with a verse in which Nettles raps in a faux-Jamaican patois.
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December 7, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland is a new mom, welcoming a baby boy Thursday with husband Justin Miller.  The little guy's name kind of makes him sound all grown up already: Magnus Hamilton Miller. In a statement Friday, the couple said they were thankful for all the prayers and support they were receiving, and explained that they were "excited to take some time together as a new family. " No other baby details were provided. Guitarist Kristian Bush is the other half of Sugarland.
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December 19, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
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February 21, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Sugarland is among the targets of a lawsuit by the families of four of the people killed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse in August. Now the country duo has responded to the lawsuit -- saying it's not the band's fault. Seven fairgoers were killed and 58 were hurt in the Aug. 13 collapse, when towering stage equipment tumbled onto fans below. According to National Weather Service reports, wind gusts at the time were as strong as 60 to 70 mph. Jennifer Nettles, lead singer of Sugarland, said in a statement after the tragedy that there were "no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity.
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September 11, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Life is sweeter than ever these days in Sugarland. The country duo hailing from Atlanta has been steadily ascending Nashville's ladder of success, and this week, singer Jennifer Nettles and her bandmate and songwriting partner Kristian Bush find themselves at a new peak. The pair learned Wednesday that they landed six nominations for the 42nd annual Country Music Assn. Awards, including entertainer, duo, single, song, video and musical event of the year. Only veteran Kenny Chesney topped them, with seven nods.
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August 13, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Authorities said at least four people were killed when a stage collapsed Saturday night during a storm at the Indiana State Fair, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform. About 40 people were reported hospitalized in the incident at the fairgrounds in Indianapolis, state police said. Strong winds caused the stage rigging for the outdoor concert to collapse, trapping and injuring concertgoers shortly before 9 p.m. No one was performing at the time. The opening act had finished, and the crowd was waiting for Sugarland to take the stage.
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August 13, 2009 | Todd Martens
Country duo Sugarland has another No. 1 album with the CD/DVD package "Live on the Inside," but in a slow sales week, the emphasis shifts to how the product was sold rather than how many copies have been purchased. For the live follow-up to last year's "Love on the Inside," Sugarland took a page from the likes of AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Christina Aguilera, the Eagles, Bruce Springsteen and Prince to go the exclusive retail route. Initial returns for Sugarland are modest, as Wal-Mart-exclusive "Live on the Inside" sold 76,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures released Wednesday.
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August 14, 2011 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
The death toll has risen to five in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in which 45 people were also injured. The main stage collapsed on a crowd waiting for a Sugarland performance Saturday night at the Indianapolis fair after being blasted by winds as strong as 60 to 70 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The lead singer of the country band, Jennifer Nettles, expressed her horror in a statement to Associated Press, saying there were "no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity.
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December 10, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Busy Philipps of "Cougar Town" and "Dawson's Creek" fame is expecting a baby, her second. "So this happened ... , " the actress tweeted Monday, with a picture of a positive ClearBlue test reading "pregnant. " Her rep confirmed the news to People. Philipps, 33, welcomed her first child with husband Marc Silverstein in 2008. The couple, who were married on Valentine's Day in 2007, named their daughter Birdie Leigh. Busy is set to be seen on the big screen in "A Case of You," a romantic comedy written by Justin Long that's due out next year.
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December 10, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Busy Philipps of "Cougar Town" and "Dawson's Creek" fame is expecting a baby, her second. "So this happened ... , " the actress tweeted Monday, with a picture of a positive ClearBlue test reading "pregnant. " Her rep confirmed the news to People. Philipps, 33, welcomed her first child with husband Marc Silverstein in 2008. The couple, who were married on Valentine's Day in 2007, named their daughter Birdie Leigh. Busy is set to be seen on the big screen in "A Case of You," a romantic comedy written by Justin Long that's due out next year.
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December 7, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland is a new mom, welcoming a baby boy Thursday with husband Justin Miller.  The little guy's name kind of makes him sound all grown up already: Magnus Hamilton Miller. In a statement Friday, the couple said they were thankful for all the prayers and support they were receiving, and explained that they were "excited to take some time together as a new family. " No other baby details were provided. Guitarist Kristian Bush is the other half of Sugarland.
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February 21, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Sugarland is among the targets of a lawsuit by the families of four of the people killed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse in August. Now the country duo has responded to the lawsuit -- saying it's not the band's fault. Seven fairgoers were killed and 58 were hurt in the Aug. 13 collapse, when towering stage equipment tumbled onto fans below. According to National Weather Service reports, wind gusts at the time were as strong as 60 to 70 mph. Jennifer Nettles, lead singer of Sugarland, said in a statement after the tragedy that there were "no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity.
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February 8, 2012 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
The company that built the stage that collapsed at the Indiana State Fair during a powerful storm last summer, killing seven people, has been cited for workplace safety violations along with the State Fair Commission and the union that worked at the site, officials said Wednesday. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied fines against all three entities for their roles in the Aug. 13 collapse, which occurred as the country duo Sugarland was waiting to perform.
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August 16, 2011
It came down to seconds and one critical decision that may have saved the lives of country duo Sugarland and others at the Indiana State Fair, where five people died when the stage collapsed. Tour manager Hellen Rollens looked at the sky and decided to hold the band backstage a minute before 60 to 70 mph wind gusts toppled the roof and the metal scaffolding holding lights and other equipment on Saturday night in Indianapolis. Their set was destroyed in the collapse. Sugarland, comprising Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, are planning to perform as scheduled in Albuquerque, N.M., Thursday.
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August 14, 2011 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
The death toll has risen to five in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in which 45 people were also injured. The main stage collapsed on a crowd waiting for a Sugarland performance Saturday night at the Indianapolis fair after being blasted by winds as strong as 60 to 70 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The lead singer of the country band, Jennifer Nettles, expressed her horror in a statement to Associated Press, saying there were "no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity.
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February 8, 2012 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
The company that built the stage that collapsed at the Indiana State Fair during a powerful storm last summer, killing seven people, has been cited for workplace safety violations along with the State Fair Commission and the union that worked at the site, officials said Wednesday. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied fines against all three entities for their roles in the Aug. 13 collapse, which occurred as the country duo Sugarland was waiting to perform.
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August 13, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Authorities said at least four people were killed when a stage collapsed Saturday night during a storm at the Indiana State Fair, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform. About 40 people were reported hospitalized in the incident at the fairgrounds in Indianapolis, state police said. Strong winds caused the stage rigging for the outdoor concert to collapse, trapping and injuring concertgoers shortly before 9 p.m. No one was performing at the time. The opening act had finished, and the crowd was waiting for Sugarland to take the stage.
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