Jennifer Lopez has gone down South for a new duet with country singer Jennifer Nettles.
The Sugarland star recruited the Booty singer for a song called My House, which features on Nettles' new solo album, Playing With Fire, due out on 13 May (16).
The country star first confirmed reports of their unlikely collaboration last month (Apr16), revealing to Rolling Stone that the project is a "collaborative duet", and added the track "sends a good message and is a ton of fun."
And on Thursday (05May16), Nettles gave fans a first listen by debuting the song about two artists who aren't as different as it may seem.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Goes Country With Jennifer Nettles
Sugarland Star Jennifer Nettles Has Signed A New Deal With Country Music Heavyweights At Big Machine Label Group Just Weeks After Ending Her 11-Year Relationship With Universal.
The Stay singer announced her split from Universal Music Group earlier this month (Aug15), and although she is still signed to the label as a member of Sugarland, Nettles is now part of Big MAChine as a solo artist.
Nettles joins an impressive roster of artists on the Nashville-based record label, including Taylor Swift, Tim MCGraw, Reba MCEntire, Rascal Flatts, Steven Tyler and Florida Georgia Line, among others.
It's not clear when Nettles' first Big MAChine release will be available, but she has been keeping busy with her burgeoning acting career. The singer recently wrapped her Broadway debut in musical Chicago and has been cast to play Dolly Parton's mother in TV biopic Coat of Many Colors.
Sugarland Star Jennifer Nettles Is Set To Star In Fellow Country Singer Dolly Parton's Upcoming Tv Movie Coat Of Many Colors - As The Legend's Mum.
The 9 to 5 hitmaker signed a development deal with bosses at U.S. network NBC to executive produce a number of stand alone movies based on her life and music, and the first project is based on Parton's 1971 autobiographical song.
The film will chronicle Parton's struggles as the child of a poverty-stricken family.
Nettles, who recently finished a stint in Broadway's Chicago, has been cast as Parton's mum, while former child star Ricky Schroder will portray the singer's dad, and veteran actor Gerald MCRaney will take on the role as Dolly's grandfather.
Continue reading: Jennifer Nettles Joins Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors
Sugarland Star Jennifer Nettles Has Parted Ways With Her Record Company After 11 Years.
The singer signed to Universal Music Group's Mercury Records in 2004 as part of Sugarland, when the band was a trio.
She also enjoyed solo success with the company.
In announcing her decision to move on in a statement to Billboard.com, Nettles says, "I want to thank Universal Nashville for 11 wonderful years. This change is the first step on a path I've been wanting to take. I am so excited about the next part of my journey and I invite my fans to stay tuned."
Continue reading: Jennifer Nettles Ends Long Relationship With Universal
Sugarland Star Kristian Bush Has Broken His Silence About The Long Drawn-out Legal Battle Following A 2011 Indiana State Fair Disaster Which Cost Seven Fans Their Lives, Insisting He And Bandmate Jennifer Nettles Became Famous For "A Terrible Thing".
The duo was caught up in a lawsuit filed by the families of the victims, who died when scaffolding collapsed as a sudden storm swept through the site minutes before Sugarland were set to hit the stage.
The matter has just been settled with the defendants splitting a $39 million (GB26 million) pay-out, and now Bush can talk about the tragedy for the first time.
He tells Rolling Stone, "I wasn't able to contact anyone who got hurt. We were famous for a terrible thing, and we couldn't talk about it."
Continue reading: Sugarland Star: 'We Became Famous For A Terrible Thing'
Sugarland were honoured for their career achievements on Sunday (14Oct12) when they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Band members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush were the guests of honour at the ceremony, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.
Both stars received the Performer prize, and Bush admitted on Twitter.com before event that he was overwhelmed with the accolade
Continue reading: Sugarland Inducted Into Georgia Music Hall Of Fame
The singer and her entrepreneur husband Justin Miller are expecting their first child in November (12), one year after they walked down the aisle in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Grammy Award winner's manager, Gail Gellman, tells People.com, "They are thrilled beyond belief."
Carrie Underwood leads nominations for the Country Music Television (CMT) Music Awards 2012 with five nods.
Carrie Underwood leads nominations for the Country Music Television (CMT) Music Awards 2012.
The former 'American Idol' winner has five nods at the 2012 CMT Awards, including Female Artist of the Year and Video of The Year for 'Good Girl'.
Miranda Lambert follows with four nods, two in the Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year categories for her single 'Over You' and two with her band, Pistol Annies who are up for Group Video and 'USA Weekend' Breakthrough Video.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Leads Cmt Awards Nominations
Sugarland stars Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are offering up their recollection of events that led up to the Indiana State Fair tragedy last year (11), which cost seven fans their lives, as part of an ongoing investigation into the stage collapse drama.
Nettles gave a deposition on Thursday (12Apr12) and spoke about what she knew about staging and weather conditions prior to the group's scheduled concert on 13 August, 2011, and Bush is expected to give his account on Friday (13Apr12).
Officials from two organisations hired to complete an investigation of the incident have cited improper construction of the stage rigging and inadequate emergency preparations for the tragedy.
Structural expertise organisation Thornton Thomasetti vice president Scott Nacheman has told lawmakers the stage rigging was not built to withstand the windspeeds required by the building codes.
Seven people were killed and dozens more injured when the stage collapsed onto a crowd of fans as a storm swept through the Indianapolis fairgrounds in August (11) - right before country duo Sugarland were due to perform.
Estate executors for the deceased and three injured concert goers filed a lawsuit against Mid-America bosses last August (11), alleging the firm was responsible for the tragedy since its workers were tasked with building the rigging and roof, which eventually caved.
During a deposition in January (12), Indiana State Fair Commission Executive Director Cindy Hoye claimed the band resisted delaying the start of the show despite warnings of severe weather, and on Friday (23Mar12) Marion Superior Court Judge Theodore Sosin ordered Nettles to testify and provide her side of the story.
Continue reading: Jennifer Nettles To Testify In State Fair Stage Collapse