JENNIFER NETTLES WITH ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION

Jennifer Nettles courtesy Sandbox Entertainment

Jennifer Nettles courtesy Sandbox Entertainment

Grammy-winner and lead singer of international super-duo Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles announces the Attic Community Playground online auction, which began yesterday and will run through May 11, on CharityBuzz.


Bid on your chance to see and/or meet some of music’s hottest names during the 2011 tour season.

Contributions from Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Jon Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and Sugarland are all being featured with proceeds from the auction going to benefit the Attic Community Playground which helps provide music education opportunities for kids.

“Art programs within schools…band, chorus, drama, art…continue to be cut”, said Nettles. “This is an extremely sad fact not only because I enjoy a career in the arts, but I enjoyed and benefitted from studying the performing arts as a kid. ACP hopes to help provide students with opportunities for experiencing and studying the arts so they can develop their self-expression, emotional exploration and self-confidence.”

To view details and bid on the chance to see and/or meet these incredible artists visit http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/attic.

SUGARLAND’S ‘TONIGHT’ ON ITUNES

Sugarland's "Tonight" music video ©Mercury Records/Universal Music

Sugarland's "Tonight" music video ©Mercury Records/Universal Music

The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland world premiered their smoldering new video for their just released single Tonight on iTunes yesterday.

AOL will begin streaming Tonight on April 21.

“We were inspired in writing this song by the emotional longing we heard in the soundtracks of iconic 80’s movies like the Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Say Anything,” said Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. “The feeling of being so in love that you would trade everything for just one day with that someone.”

Sugarland is currently on their 2011 The Incredible Machine Tour.  Last year’s The Incredible Machine Tour was one of Pollstar’s Top 50 North American Tours of 2010 and has been described as “stunning,” “fantastically fun” and “not one to be missed.”

COUNTRY MUSIC CELEBRATES – MIRANDA LAMBERT WINS BIG AT THE “ACMS”

Miranda Lambert at 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. All Rights Reserved.

Miranda Lambert at 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. All Rights Reserved.

Like all Country Music award shows, the Academy of Country Music Awards is geared toward enjoyment for the fans. It’s one, big party on stage and it’s obvious that performing is pure delight for the artists as well.

Miranda Lambert had a great evening. Not only did the superstar nab Female Vocalist of the Year, but also landed Single, Song and Video of the Year for The House that Built Me.

Brad Paisley looked utterly shocked when he won Male Vocalist of the Year. Paisley thanked everyone from the fans and his family to his dog – demonstrating his wacky sense of humor.

The big Entertainer of the Year honor – voted on by fans – went to Taylor Swift.

It came as a surprise only to folks who don’t normally follow Country Music, that Sugarland walked off with the Vocal Duo of the Year Award.

Highlights included a duet with Jennifer Nettles and Rihanna. Seems like an odd pairing, but the two complemented each other so perfectly making it a genuine musical event…within the event.

Lady Antebellum at 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. All Rights Reserved.

Lady Antebellum at 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. All Rights Reserved.

Lady Antebellum walked away with Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year for
Need You Now. Love Hillary Scott’s new look – as the trio (Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Heywood) took the stage, Scott sported sleek, straight bangs that matched perfectly with a glam, black gown.

Great to see Ronnie Dunn back on stage, but it was a bit melancholy without Kix Brooks rocking the stage with him.

An uplifting performance led by Darius Rucker, singing Music of the Heart with a group of mentally challenged singers was one of the most impressive sets of the night. Rucker co-wrote the tune with Chris Young and Brett James and many adults with development disabilities (some joining him on stage) at the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp last summer.

Darius Rucker performs at 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. All Rights Reserved.

Darius Rucker performs at 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. All Rights Reserved.

The performance was meant to benefit the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to improve the lives of the disabled. For info on Lifting Lives and donations call (888) 9 LIFTING or text DREAM to 27722 for $5.

Reba McEntire not only hosted the ACMs with Blake Shelton, but also proved why she remains Country Music royalty with her performance When Love Gets A Hold of You.

Rihanna performs with Jennifer Nettles at the country superduo Sugarland's first-ever ACM Fan Jam, at the 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Photo: Mark Davis/CBS ©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. All Rights Reserved.

Rihanna performs with Jennifer Nettles at the country superduo Sugarland's first-ever ACM Fan Jam, at the 46TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Photo: Mark Davis/CBS ©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. All Rights Reserved.

The winners list is as follows below:

Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year: Brad Paisley

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland

Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum

New Solo Vocalist of the Year: Eric Church

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year: The Band Perry

Top New Artist: The Band Perry

Album of the Year: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Single Record of the Year: The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert – produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

Song of the Year: The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert – written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin

Video of the Year: The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year: As She’s Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson

SUGARLAND “STUCK LIKE GLUE” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED

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The new Sugarland music video for the duo’s hit tune Stuck Like Glue has hit the web and it’s a scream. Would you want Jennifer Nettles as your girlfriend?

Look close at the hot honey playing Nettles love interest and you’ll see Ryan McPartlin AKA Captain Awesome on the action-comedy TV series Chuck.

Lovin’ the whole Kristian Bush accomplice in crime theme, too. Deadpan looks good on him.

Sugarland is constantly changing knowing full-well how to please their fans and demonstrate why they’ll be around for a long time.

Click on the video below.

SUGARLAND’S NEWEST HIT – “STUCK LIKE GLUE”

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland. Photo courtesy of Mercury Nashville.

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland. Photo courtesy of Mercury Nashville.

Sugarland has released their new tune, Stuck Like Glue. It’s off of the upcoming Incredible Machine album due out October 19th of this year, which is the duo’s fourth CD. The Incredible Machine tour is already underway and the duo are packing in the fans.

Click onto the media bar for a quick sample of Stuck Like Glue. Like so many of Sugarland songs, Glue gets you moving and singing along.

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Stuck Like Glue is available now.