[note: site auto-plays music upon load] is a country group. Ack! I know, I know. But, I can personally vouch for the fact that the three people in the group are absolutely not redneck hicks or other negative stereotypes usually attributed to country musicians.
Sugarland consists of Kristen Hall, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles. I used to have all of KH's albums; I still have 15-year-old cassette tapes of hers! Anyone familiar with Indigo Girls and Michelle Malone should know Kristen Hall, especially if you knew of Michelle Malone when she was with the band Drag the River. KB is one half of the group Billy Pilgrim; Jennifer Nettles was with Soul Miner's Daughter and performed at Lilith Fair.
Everyone convinced they're not your normal country band? Ok, good. Except they just played the Grand Ole Opry, which makes them about as country as you can get. I can appreciate twangy music, especially
when Kristen Hall writes the lyrics—that woman can write.
The CD is called "Twice the Speed of Life" and clips can be heard at their site. The video from their single can also be seen at the site (and on CMT), and it looks like all signs point way, way up for them. It could not
have happened to nicer folks, who definitely
have paid their musical (and life) dues.