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Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Welcomes Baby Boy Magnus

12/7/2012 4:30pm EST
Jennifer Nettles
Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles has given birth to a baby boy.

The star and her husband Justin Miller welcomed their first child, little Magnus Hamilton, on Thursday, just over a week after they celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

A statement issued to reads: "We are so thankful for all the prayers and support and are excited to take some time together as a new family."

Nettles has been taking it easy since wrapping up the Your Hands Tour with band mate Kristian Bush earlier this year, prompting speculation about the duo's future.

He insisted he and Nettles were...

Sugarland Not Breaking Up

10/31/2012 10:23am EDT
Kristian Bush has shut down speculation Sugarland is breaking up so his bandmate Jennifer Nettles can focus on her personal life, insisting the duo is just taking a "breather."

The country duo wrapped up its "Your Hands Tour" back in August, and since then the pair has yet to announce any future plans.

Meanwhile, Nettles, who is currently pregnant, has been busy acting as a judge on TV show Duets, and the lack of talk about new music has prompted many fans to question whether Sugarland was quietly preparing to part ways.

Bush has now spoken out to set the record straight, insisting the b...

Sugarland Inducted Into Georgia Music Hall Of Fame

10/15/2012 5:18pm EDT
Sugarland were honored for their career achievements on Sunday when they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Band members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush were the guests of honor at the ceremony, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta.

Both stars received the Performer prize, and Bush admitted on before event that he was overwhelmed with the accolade

He wrote, "Getting inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame tonight. Incredibly honored. Long list of thank you coming... deep breath... To every person who helped me when I said I wanted to ...

CMT Awards Winners & Fashion: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & More!

6/7/2012 8:38am EDT
Carrie Underwood
On Wednesday night, Carrie Underwood dominated the CMT Music Awards by taking home two trophies - her duet with Brad Paisley "Remind Me" won Collaborative Video Of The Year, and "Good Girl" was named Video Of The Year.

The "American Idol" starlet looked sexy in a short sequined dress with black heels and a matching clutch.

Another "Idol" star, Scotty McCreery, won Breakthrough Video Of The Year for "The Trouble With Girls," while Lady Antebellum took home Group Video Of The Year for "We Owned The Night." Sugarland won Duo Video Of The Year for "I Got You."

Miranda Lambert scooped up Fema...

Carrie Underwood And Miranda Lambert Dominate 2012 CMT Music Award Nominations

4/23/2012 2:47pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
Country music stars Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert look set to dominate the 2012 CMT Music Awards after landing a combined total of nine nominations.

American Idol winner Underwood leads the pack with five nods - her song Good Girl will go head-to-head with Lambert's Over You for Video and Female Video of the Year, and her unlikely duet with rocker Steven Tyler during a pre-Super Bowl party also earned her a mention in the CMT Performance of the Year category.

The Male Video of the Year will be a battle between the likes of Keith Urban (Long Hot Summer), Jason Aldean (Dirt Road An...

Jennifer Nettles Knew Nothing Of Proposed Concert Delay Prior To Stage Collapse

4/17/2012 9:21am EDT
Jennifer Nettles
Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles has assured lawmakers in Indiana she knew nothing of a proposed concert delay before last year's Indiana State Fair stage collapse tragedy.

In a deposition given to Indiana State Fair Commission officials last week, the singer lashed out at claims suggesting the band and its tour manager ignored storm concerns from promoters that could have prevented deaths at the concert.

Seven fans were killed when sudden high winds brought stage rigging crashing down just before Sugarland's scheduled set last August - and now the commission members and those who lost lov...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Two Elimination Not A Surprise

3/28/2012 9:30am EDT
Martina Navratilova Eliminated on DWTS
After a killer kick off and week two’s struggles with the quickstep and jive, the stars gathered to find out who would be the first in the competition to go home. What a night! And I would say one of the most nerve-wracking. Especially since one of the contestants would be eliminated without having the opportunity to prove what they really could do on the dance floor.

However Sugarland helped ease the tension with their country tunes; and one by one contestants were told if they would be safe or placed in the bottom. The scores going into the elimination were the following in ranking orde...

Jennifer Nettles Must Testify In Stage Collapse Lawsuit

3/24/2012 5:34pm EDT
Jennifer Nettles
Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles has been ordered to take the stand in a bid to settle a lawsuit relating to the deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse last year.

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 - 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, alleging the firm was responsible for the tragedy since its workers were tasked with buildin...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Lindsay Lohan And Sugarland

2/24/2012 3:00pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Shining Star - Lindsay Lohan: OMG! I can't believe it! Lilo finally appears to be in the good with her strict LA Superior Court judge. And according to TMZ, the starlet is even telling friends, Judge Stephanie Sautner is the reason her career is back on track.

As you probably know, Lindsay scored the ultimate gig by being cast to play Liz Taylor in a new Lifetime movie. Sources close to the actress say, her rigid court schedule is the reason for her turnaround.

TMZ reports, the judge and Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, realized Lindsay needed more structure to get her 100 hours of communi...

Sugarland's Attorneys Deny Responsibility For State Fair Stage Collapse

2/21/2012 2:58pm EST
Country stars Sugarland have responded to a civil suit filed against them after last year's deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse, insisting they're not the ones to blame for the tragedy.

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 - right before Sugarland were due to perform.

In November, affected audience members launched legal action against the band, concert promoters and stage builders, accusing them of negligence - but the Stay hit-makers have now fired back.

A l...

2011 - The Year In Review, August

1/1/2012 4:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
The usual serenity of the summer months was shattered this year when Kate Winslet cheated death in a devastating inferno at Richard Branson's luxury island home, and a string of British stars appealed for calm as widespread rioting broke out in the U.K.

Winslet was vacationing at Virgin boss Branson's Necker Island retreat when lightning struck the property, sparking a huge blaze which gutted the home. Her party of 20 miraculously escaped unscathed - and Winslet was later hailed a heroine after it emerged she carried Branson's 90-year-old mother from the property during the drama.

As unre...

Two Women Attempt To Cash In On Indiana State Fair Fund

12/27/2011 7:55pm EST
Two women have been charged with filing false injury claims and attempting to cash in on the charity money intended for the victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse tragedy last summer.

Storm winds brought the stage crashing down on fans waiting for Sugarland's appearance and seven people were killed in the chaos.

Local authorities set up charities following the incident to help the injured pay medical bills, and fund bosses handed out thousands of dollars to those caught up in the state fair drama.

But it appears two Indianapolis women have taken advantage and filed false claims...

Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters And Bruno Mars Dominate 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

12/1/2011 8:24am EST
2012 Grammy Nominations
Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars will be the ones to watch at the 54th annual Grammy Awards after each landing a slew of top nominations.

The Stronger rapper leads the way with seven nods - his star-studded collaboration All of the Lights is up for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song, while he also earns a nod in the latter category for his Jay-Z duet Otis. The hip-hop stars' Watch The Throne album will also go head-to-head with West's solo disc, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for Best Rap Album.

Adele is in the running for six honors and her critically-acclaimed project...

Lady Gaga To Perform With Sugarland

11/30/2011 3:24pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga will perform with country duo Sugarland at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

The big show will be the first performance for Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles as a married woman - the singer wed former model Justin Miller in Tennessee on Saturday.

Gaga confirmed her Sugarland duet in a tweet on Tuesday, writing, "I am so excited to OPEN and CLOSE the Grammy Nomination concert 2moro (sic) night!"

"What a blast rehearsing with Jennifer and Kristian. Sugarland!"

Jennifer Nettles Weds Over Thanksgiving Weekend

11/28/2011 5:04pm EST
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Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles is a married woman - the singer tied the knot with her boyfriend of two years during an intimate ceremony on Saturday.

The Stuck Like Glue singer wore an Alexander McQueen gown as she exchanged vows with former model Justin Miller at a Tennessee chapel nestled in the Smoky Mountains.

The couple was joined by family and close friends, including the singer's Sugarland bandmate Kristian Bush.

The newlyweds will have to hold off on plans for a honeymoon as Nettles is set to perform at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Sugarland Named In Indiana State Fair Collapse Suit

11/23/2011 4:30pm EST
Country stars Sugarland have been named in a lawsuit filed by 44 survivors of August's Indiana State Fair stage collapse, in which seven people lost their lives.

The duo, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, was set to perform at the summer concert when a thunderstorm and severe winds brought the stage crashing down.

More than forty revelers were injured in the incident, and now many of the survivors are suing those associated with the show, including Nettles and Bush.

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday by attorneys from more than 20 law firms across Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky alleges there was a...

Metallics & Sequins Dominate Fashion At The CMA Awards (Photos)

11/10/2011 8:52am EST
CMA Awards Fashion
Gold, silver and sequins dominated the red carpet at the Country Music Association (CMA) awards last night. Most singers and celebrities opted for subdued colors with a splash of sparkle.

Carrie Underwood and Hillary Scott opted for gold dresses, while Miranda Lambert had two looks for the evening: a black and silver dress and a fuschia sequined one.

The red carpet standout (and not necessarily in a good way) was Laura Bell Bundy. Her purple and silver ensemble seemed more appropriate for an ice skating event.



Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Lead 2011 CMA Awards

11/10/2011 8:13am EST
Miranda Lambert
Newlyweds Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were the toast of the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night after picking up the two top vocalist prizes.

Lambert, who married Shelton in May, was crowned Female Vocalist of the Year, while her new husband picked up the male equivalent at the star-studded Bridgestone Arena ceremony. Joking with Shelton, who opened the show by performing the Footloose movie theme with Kenny Loggins, as she picked up her prize, Lambert teased, "It's gonna be a good night, baby!"

Taylor Swift missed out on several top prizes, ...

Sugarland Play Emotional Show In Honor Of indiana Stage Collapse Victims

10/30/2011 11:15pm EDT
Sugarland returned to Indiana on Friday night to play a free concert in honor of those tragically killed during a stage collapse there in August.

The country group scrapped its set at the Indiana State Fair on August 13 when strong winds brought down a stage moments before the duo was due to perform, killing seven concert-goers and injuring dozens of others.

They vowed to return to Indianapolis to make up for the cancellation, and thousands turned out for their emotional set at the Conseco Fieldhouse on Friday.

Singer Jennifer Nettles told the crowd, "Obviously we are here in October - w...

Rita Wilson To Join Sugarland At Indiana State Fair Benefit

10/29/2011 9:00am EDT
Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks' actress wife Rita Wilson will open for Sugarland when the country duo returns to Indianapolis for the first time since a stage collapse claimed fans' lives this summer.

The group was just about to headline at the Indiana State Fair in August when storm winds brought the staging down, killing seven people and injuring more than 40 others.

Immediately after the tragedy Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush pledged to return to the city and play a benefit show to aid the families of those killed. That concert will take place at the Conseco Fieldhouse on Friday night.

Wilson will pre...

Sugarland To Perform Free Concert In Indiana

10/7/2011 4:15pm EDT
Sugarland will return to Indiana this month to play a free concert in honor of those tragically killed during a stage collapse there in August.

Six concert-goers were killed and dozens of others injured when a stage collapsed ahead of Sugarland's performance at the Indiana State Fair on August 13th

The country group has now decided to head back to the state to sing at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on October 28th and collect donations for the families affected by the horrific accident.

The event will be ticketed, but priority will be given to all former State Fair stub holder...

Sugarland Named In A State Fair Stage Collapse Lawsuit

9/14/2011 8:54am EDT
Country music stars Sugarland have been accused of "gross negligence and/or recklessness" by the family of a fan who was killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair in August.

The duo, comprised of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, have been named as defendants in a notice for a possible lawsuit over the catastrophe, which claimed a total of seven lives and left 40 injured.

The legal notice has been filed by relatives of 22-year-old victim Jennifer Haskell, who was one of 10,000 fans waiting for Sugarland's performance at the fair when a sudden storm brought the main stage...

Cheerleading Coach Becomes 7th Casualty Of Sugarland Stage Tragedy

8/23/2011 11:49am EDT
A cheerleading coach from Ohio has become the seventh victim of the Indiana State Fair tragedy - officials have confirmed she has died nine days after the horror.

Five people died and several were injured when strong winds brought down a stage at the event on August 13th just before country music duo Sugarland's performance.

A sixth music fan died from her injuries last Friday , and now the coroner's office has confirmed the tragedy has claimed a seventh victim - Meagan Toothman, 24, who died on Monday. She had previously been kept on life support suffering from brain injuries.


Sugarland Brings 'Healing Power Of Music' To First Show Since State Fair Tragedy

8/20/2011 8:30am EDT
Country music duo Sugarland returned to the stage on Thursday night for their first concert since a stage collapse killed six fans at the Indiana State Fair last weekend - and called for silence to honor the dead.

Over 10,000 fans were waiting for Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush's appearance at the fair when a sudden storm brought the main stage crashing down.

More than 40 people were injured as a result of the catastrophe and five fans died under the demolished stage.

A sixth person died from her injuries on Friday.

Taking to the stage for a gig in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursda...

Janet Jackson & Lady Antebellum Switch Indiana State Fair Venues After Tragedy

8/15/2011 9:59pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson and country trio Lady Antebellum have relocated their upcoming Indiana State Fair shows following Saturday's stage collapse disaster.

Five people were killed when storms brought the massive structure and lighting rig crashing down before Saturday's Sugarland set - and 45 other music fans were left injured.

The fair re-opened on Monday with a memorial to the victims of the tragedy and Jackson will continue the musical portion of the event on Wednesday - but at another venue. Full details have yet to be confirmed.

Maroon 5 and Train and Lady Antebellum are also scheduled to p...

Sara Bareilles: 'Stage Collapse Feels Like A Bad Dream'

8/15/2011 11:23am EDT
Sara Bareilles
Singer Sara Bareilles was horrified by the Indiana State Fair stage collapse on Saturday, comparing the tragedy to a bad dream.

Five revelers were crushed to death after a storm ripped through the fairground in Indianapolis and pulled down huge stage scaffolding and light rigging.

More than 40 people were also injured. Bareilles had performed at the show as a support act for headliners Sugarland, and still can't believe the tragedy happened.

She says, "The accident at the Indiana State Fair felt like a bad dream. The weather changed in a matter of minutes and the stage collapsed in a m...

Sugarland Cancel Iowa State Fair Concert

8/15/2011 9:08am EDT
Country duo Sugarland scrapped a planned performance at an outdoor event in Iowa on Sunday after watching in horror as five people were crushed to death at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday.

The tragedy occurred when a powerful storm ripped through the fairground, causing stage scaffolding and light rigging to crash to the ground shortly before the band was due to perform.

Initial reports claimed four people had been killed in the disaster, but the number of fatalities has since crept up to five, while at least 48 other people were injured.

Sunday's schedule for the Indiana State Fair, ...

Stage Collapse Kills Five At Indiana State Fair Sugarland Show (Scary Video)

8/14/2011 11:01am EDT
Country duo Sugarland and singer Sara Bareilles have escaped unscathed after a powerful storm caused the stage at the Indiana State Fair to collapse on Saturday night, killing five people.

The tragic event, which occurred as fans waited for Sugarland to perform, followed an announcement by concerned organizers who warned that a storm was advancing.

It's claimed the dust bowl smashed into the scaffolding and rigging, raining steel and dirt into the terrified audience. Winds were estimated between 60 and 70 miles-per-hour.

Four people died during the tragedy and a fifth died overnight, whi...

Sara Bareilles Mentors Young Singers At Rock N' Roll Camp

7/30/2011 5:17pm EDT
Sara Bareilles
Pop star Sara Bareilles stopped by an all-girls music camp in California this week to mentor a group of aspiring young singers.

The Love Song hit-maker , who is currently touring with country group Sugarland, took some time out from her own musical duties and visited the Rock N' Roll Camp for Girls in Los Angeles on Tuesday to provide counseling, tips and feedback to the teens during their vocal lessons.

However, Bareilles' kind gesture didn't end there - she also presented officials at the kids' organization with a $10,000 check to support the group's mission of empowering young women ...

Sara Bareilles To Make Her Acting Debut

7/12/2011 3:47pm EDT
Sara Bareilles
Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles is set to make her acting debut - as herself - in a Nickelodeon kids show.

The Love Song hit-maker, who is currently touring America with country duo Sugarland, recently completed her very first acting assignment in TV series Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures, and she couldn't be more excited about her first gig.

She tells Entertainment Weekly, "Each and every person made me feel so incredibly welcomed and encouraged. I'm brand new to acting, so I appreciated feeling so supported, and those kids are absolutely awesome."

"I'm a little disappointed I di...