February 21, 2012 |
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.
September 11, 2008 |
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.
August 13, 2011 |
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.
August 13, 2009 |
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.
August 14, 2011 |
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.
February 8, 2012 |
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.