Kristian Bush Talks Staging Sugarland Reunion with Jennifer Nettles

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Country music artist Kristian Bush reveals that jumping into the Sugarland reunion process with Jennifer Nettles was easier than expected!

After country music duo Sugarland went on hiatus in 2012, it was unclear when Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles would reconvene. Last November, the artists revealed that Sugarland was back at it after teasing country music fans as presenters at the CMA Awards.

According to a new Taste of Country interview, the pair have only cut two songs for their next album.

“I think the timing just worked out for Jennifer. She just reached out and I was like, ‘Alright, let’s see if we’ve still got it from a writing perspective. So we sat down and wrote and the first single (“Still the Same”) was the first song that we wrote in like 45 minutes. I was like ‘OK, that’s gonna work just fine.'” Bush shared.

Despite their pursuit of solo interests, Kristian was confident that Sugarland wasn’t done making music.

“I’ve always thought that we hadn’t finished saying the things we needed to say. But I also felt that way about Billy Pilgrim, which was my band before Sugarland. Andrew (BP partner Andrew Hyra) and I made a record that has not been released yet that we finished right as Sugarland was beginning. It was called ‘Billy and the Time Machine’ and the reason we made that record is that we agreed, even though we had a little space before that, we weren’t finished telling our story. With Sugarland it never felt like we were finished telling our story. It felt like we needed to collect more.”

Check out Sugarland’s first single since their reunion below!

Still the Same Tour Schedule

May 4 / Choctaw Grand Theatre / Durant, OK
May 25 / James Brown Arena / Augusta, GA*
May 26 / PNC Arena / Raleigh, NC*
May 27 / Country 500 Festival / Daytona Beach, FL*
May 31 / Gila River Arena / Phoenix, AZ*
Jun 1 / Honda Center / Anaheim, CA*
Jun 2 / San Diego County Fair / Del Mar, CA*
Jun 7 / accesso ShoWare Center / Kent, WA*
Jun 8 / Spokane Arena / Spokane WA*
Jun 9 / MODA Center / Portland, OR*
Jun 12 / Santa Barbara Bowl / Santa Barbara, CA*
Jun 14 / Greek Theatre / Los Angeles, CA*
Jun 15 / Rabobank Arena / Bakersfield, CA*
Jun 16 / Mandalay Bay / Las Vegas, NV*
Jun 21 / Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre / Denver, CO*
Jun 22 / Rushmore Plaza Civic Center / Rapid City, SD*
Jun 23 / Bismarck Event Center / Bismarck, ND*
Jun 28 / CenturyLink Center Omaha / Omaha, NE*
Jun 29 / TaxSlayer Center / Moline, IL*
Jun 30 / Chaifetz Arena / St. Louis, MO*
Jul 6 / Fallsview Casino / Niagara Fall, ONT***
Jul 7 / Fallsview Casino / Niagara Falls, ONT***
Jul 8 / Turning Stone Resort / Verona, NY***
Jul 12 / Schottenstein Center / Columbus, OH*
Jul 13 / Covelli Centre / Youngstown, OH*
Jul 14 / Merriweather Post Pavilion / Columbia, MD*
Jul 19 / BOK Center / Tulsa, OK**
Jul 20 / Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie / Grand Prairie, TX**
Jul 21 / Smart Financial Centre / Sugar Land, TX**
Jul 26 / Pensacola Bay Center / Pensacola, FL**
Jul 27 / Von Braun Center / Huntsville, AL**
Jul 28 / KFC Yum Center / Louisville, KY**
Aug 2 / Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, TN**
Aug 3 / Infinite Energy Arena / Atlanta, GA**
Aug 4 / Bon Secours Wellness Arena / Greenville, SC**
Aug 9 / Huntington Center / Toledo, OH**
Aug 10 / Van Andel Arena / Grand Rapids, MI**
Aug 11 / Resch Center / Green Bay, WI**
Aug 16 / Denny Sanford PREMIER Center / Sioux Falls, SD**
Aug 17 / Iowa State Fair / Des Moines, IA**
Aug 18 / INTRUST Bank Arena / Wichita, KS**
Aug 23 / Ravinia Festival / Chicago, IL**
Aug 24 / Minnesota State Fair / St. Paul, MN**
Aug 25 / Nebraska State Fair / Grand Island, NE****
Aug 30 / Mohegan Sun Arena / Uncasville, CT**
Aug 31 / Allentown Fair/ Allentown, PA**
Sep 1 / Bank of NH Pavillion / Gilford, NH**
Sep 7 / DCU Center / Worcester, MA**
Sep 8 / Prudential Center / Newark, NJ**

*with Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen
**with Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell
***with Brandy Clark only
****with Frankie Ballard only

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