They haven’t recorded new music or toured for a few years, and Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have released solo projects but they insist Sugarland has not broken up as a duo. But, they aren’t exactly together.
They were recently asked, “To squash rumors of a breakup, why not tour together as solo acts?”
“I didn’t want to do a solo project out of a dislike for Sugarland. I love that music,” Jennifer says. “I love what we’ve done together, and yet, there is something else that I still need to prove to myself. I don’t want to stagnate as an artist and I always want to keep it fresh… For that reason, I think there is that separation that has come in order for us to be able to do two different things, so that when we come back together, it is fresh.” It’s almost as if she said things had grown stale for them as a duo.
Kristian wasn’t against the idea, saying “nothing is impossible.”
“We’re not finished,” he says. “This is just a timely break of, you know, Jennifer being a mom for the first time, and you gotta give people space to do that. She wanted to put a record out and I’m a good Southern man, you have to let the lady go first. That’s the answer as to why we wouldn’t have shoved it together. Part of the nature of what’s been going on right now is, you figure out exactly what makes up the band and I think that’s super cool.”
Source: Taste Of Country, Nashville Gab