Nettles’ ex-husband even owned the venue for a short time.
After the original duo had brought Nettles on as a lead singer, the trio began working on their debut album, , which was released two years after the group formed.
Sugarland’s “Stay” is the first of the duo’s chart-topping songs to solely be written by singer Jennifer Nettles.
Although she has never lived the storyline of the song, she knew the subject of betrayal is something everyone could relate to, yet she wanted to tell the story from a different viewpoint.
The song was written four years ago and inspired by Reba Mc Entire’s “Whoever’s in New England,” which was written from the perspective of a wife whose husband is cheating on her.
Nettles knew countless songs written from that viewpoint but none from the other two people involved.
“And once the first line came, ‘I’ve been sitting here staring at the clock on the wall.This sort of immediate success is extremely rare, so why would the band’s founding member leave amidst such wild success?A few months after the group released “Just Might (Make Me Believe)” as a single — notably the only one Hall wrote on her own — Sugarland released a strange statement. 17, 2006, it said “Kristen has decided that she wants to stay home and write songs, and we support her in that decision.” The change was effective immediately, and the band played their next show without Hall. Bush and partner Jennifer Nettles were preparing to walk on stage at the Indiana State Fair when they were held back in the dressing rooms underneath the stage. In fear and horror, he watched as an enormous piece of concrete lifted into the air and swung into the door on the other side of Kristian Bush thought a bomb had detonated. In fear and horror, he watched as an enormous piece of concrete lifted into the air and swung into the door on the other side of the stage, destroying it and then blowing the debris down the hallway."It was a like a movie moment," said the singer softly, his eyes red and full of tears. 13, 2011, and Bush's duo, Sugarland, was in the midst of a tour promoting its "Incredible Machine" album.She says most people don’t realize that even the person who is doing the cheating gets hurt as well.