Sugarland performs Silent Night on the CMA Country Christmas Special from their album Gold and Green.
The group releases their song, Tonight, from their album, The Incredible Machine. Nettles:
I love the song Tonight on the record. That is definitely the power ballad of the record. That song was inspired. We wanted to write a song – do you remember the movie Say Anything? And you remember Lloyd Dobbler and he’s holding up the boombox outside of Ione Skye’s bedroom and it’s playing In Your Eyes? And we thought, we want a song that Lloyd Dobbler would play in front of her window now. What would that song be? Or if John Hughes were alive to make a movie now, what song would be on that soundtrack?
Sugarland performs Tonight at the Academy of Country Music Awards from their album The Incredible Machine.
Sugarland perform Stuck Like Glue at the Country Music Awards from their album The Incredible Machine.
The group releases their song, Stuck Like Glue, from The Incredible Machine. Bush:
The song is about having fun; it’s supposed to make you feel good. Sometimes you try to write a song that you want to change the world, and sometimes you write a song that you want to just change your day! This song is just supposed to change your day, but the fact that it has provoked conversation is OK! Art is supposed to be provocative. If it isn’t, it belongs in an elevator.
The group releases, Gold And Green, from their album with the same name. Bush:
You have to be honest about the pictures you’re painting. Songwriting is a balance between showing and telling. Some things you can show by describing, and some things you have to tell. If you show what it looks like outside, you don’t have to say you feel peaceful. [Christmas] makes for a whole different palette when you’re writing those songs. I just love that we got to do it… and that when given the opportunity, we jumped at it – five times in a row!
The group releases Winter Wonderland, from Gold And Green.
The group releases their single, Already Gone, from, Love On The Inside. Bush:
I was really obsessed at that time with trying to see if we could redefine ourselves, or start a new definition of ourselves as musicians. When we started this band, Jennifer put her guitar down. And I said, ‘Well, why don’t you find a way to pick it up?’ I was really obsessed with the Faces and old Rod Stewart records, so I wanted mandolins and 12-strings – I wanted to write a song that way.
The group releases Joey, from Love On The Inside. Nettles:
It’s so interesting – the theme of that song is a teen tragedy. Remember back in the fifties there was a trend to have teen tragedies like Last Kiss.It ended up the song we did with Bill Anderson is a modern take on that subject – it was pretty interesting He has a tendency to be very dark – it’s Country Gothic. So for this song to turn out the way it did I was very pleased – we wrote it with him in Nashville in our hotel room. It was really organic. A lot of times songwriters have an idea they want to pitch to. He came with an open palate. We took the story line from there. Someone finishes up dead. It’s a mixture of Concrete Blonde and REM. It has an alt sort of sound, like the late ’80s.
Sugarland wins the Grammy for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Country Song for Stay.
Thank you all for voting for us for this.
The group releases, All I Want To Do, from, Love On The Inside. Nettles:
It’s fun and light-hearted, and it feels like summer. And where Stay left off with just a guitar and a vocal, this starts off with just a guitar and a vocal. Obviously it kicks in, so you can move yourself around and dance. But I think it’s sort of a nice juxtaposition, but also it shows a bit of an evolution.
The group releases Everyday America, from Enjoy The Ride.
The group releases, Settlin’, from, Enjoy The Ride.
The group releases, Want To, from their album, Enjoy The Ride.
The group releases, Just Might (Make Me Believe), from, Twice The Speed Of Life.
The group releases their single, Something More, from, Twice The Speed Of Life.
The group releases, Baby Girl, from, Faster Than The Speed Of Life. Nettles when asked if the the song is autobiographical:
Oh, you bet. It was not only autobiographical, but it was also a self-fulfilling prophecy in the sense that it was the first single, and it manifested itself in a way of showing that success. And granted, every artist – every person, really – can relate to having a dream and wanting to go after it, and wanting to make your folks proud, and having that be part of the joy of it. I know that for me, definitely a big part of the joy of my success is being able to share that enjoyment and that excitement with my family. And they’re so proud. I love the story of that song and how it unfolded and how art definitely imitated life in that sense.