Sugarland will kick off its 25 city “Love on the Inside Tour” beginning in Asheville, NC on September 13 and wrapping on November 16 in Bossier City, LA. Special guests Kellie Pickler and Ashton Shepherd will support on most concerts.
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush make up country duo Sugarland, who exploded onto the music scene in 2004 with multi-platinum selling album “Twice the Speed of Life,” which included mega-hits “Baby Girl” and “Something More”. Their second album “Enjoy the Ride” has sold over 2 million copies and spawned #1 hits with “Want To,” “Settlin'” and “Stay.” Their third studio album “Love on the Inside” will be released July 22. Sugarland is credited with co-writing all tracks from all three albums and co-producing the last two with Byron Gallimore. Their new single “All I Want To Do” is the highest country chart debut of their career.
They have received trophies from the American Music Awards for Breakthrough Favorite New Artist, the Academy of Country Music for New Duo/Group of the Year, Single Record of the Year (“Stay”) and Song of the Year (“Stay”), Country Music Television Award for Collaborative Video of the Year and Duo Video of the Year, and the Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year and Duo Video of the Year (“Stay”). Nettles scored a Grammy Award in 2007 for her collaboration with Bon Jovi for their #1 hit “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”.
Since the release of her gold certified debut album “Small Town Girl” in 2006, American Idol finalist Pickler has scored three Top 20 hits, two of them, “Red High Heels” and “I Wonder,” she co-wrote. Earlier this year she won three CMT Awards (the most awarded of the night).
Just one year ago Shepherd was picking peas in the morning and guitars at night in a small town in southern Alabama. Now, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter, wife and mother, is living her dream of being a country music singer. She will be performing self-penned hit singles “Taking Off This Pain” and “Sounds So Good” from her critically acclaimed debut album “Sounds So Good.”
Sugarland “Love on the Inside Tour” itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)
|September 13||Asheville, NC||Asheville Civic Center|
|September 14||Wilmington, NC||Trask Coliseum|
|September 19||Mashantucket, CT||MGM Foxwoods|
|September 20||Atlantic City, NJ||Mark G. Etess Arena|
|September 21||Columbia, MD||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|September 26||Bloomsburg, PA||Bloomsburg Fair|
|September 27||W. Springfield, MA||Eastern States Exposition|
|September 28||Gilford, NH||Meadowbrook|
|October 2||Ames, IA||Hilton Coliseum @ IA State Center|
|October 3||Stillwater, OK||Oklahoma State University|
|October 10||Columbia, SC||South Carolina State Fair +|
|October 11||Roanoke Rapids, NC||Carolina Crossroads Outdoor Amphitheatre|
|October 12||Perry, GA||Reaves Arena +|
|October 16||Verona, NY||Turning Stone Resort & Casino|
|October 17||Rochester, NY||Blue Cross Arena|
|October 18||Erie, PA||Erie Civic Center Complex|
|October 23||Tupelo, MS||BancorpSouth Arena|
|October 24||Evansville, IN||Roberts Stadium|
|October 25||Lexington, KY||Rupp Arena|
|November 6||Jacksonville, FL||Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena|
|November 7||Kissimmee, FL||Silver Spurs Arena @ Osceola Heritage Park|
|November 8||Fort Myers, FL||Lakes Regional Park|
|November 14||Lafayette, LA||Cajundome|
|November 15||Beaumont, TX||Ford Arena|
|November 16||Bossier City, LA||CenturyTel Center|
+ indicates dates that do not include Kellie Pickler and/or Ashton Shepherd