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Jennifer Nettles Goes Solo!

Joey O’Hern

Staff Writer

Grammy Award winning and new mom, Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles recently announced that she’s working on her debut solo album. It is expected to release in the fall. Legendary producer Rick Rubin, who has previously worked with Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks and the Avett Brothers, is producing the yet untitled project.

In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, Nettles said, "I am absolutely thrilled and wholly proud to be working with Rick," Nettles said. "If you ask any musician who is on their producer ‘bucket list,’ Rick would be on each and every one.I still get nervous around him, in a kind of a music-crush way.”

Nettles, who gave recently gave birth to a son, Magnus, just a short four months ago, says she’s writing the songs herself or collaborating with artists like Sara Bareilles and Butch Walker. Not involved with the album, at least currently, is Nettles’ other half in Sugarland, Kristian Bush. No worries! Nettles reassures fans that the duo is still together just both working on solo ventures.

First things first, however, Nettles will be a presenter at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday making it her first post-baby appearance.


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