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Jennifer Odessa Nettles (born September 12, 1974) is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the duo Sugarland alongside Kristian Bush. Before Sugarland's inception, she also fronted Atlanta-based bands called Soul Miner's Daughter and Jennifer Nettles Band. She also charted as a duet partner on the country version of rock band Bon Jovi's 2006 single "Who Says You Can't Go Home," a Number One hit on the Billboard country charts.
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Jennifer Odessa Nettles (born September 12, 1974) is an American Grammy-winning country music artist. She is known primarily for her role as lead vocalist of the duo Sugarland alongside Kristian Bush. Prior to Sugarland`s inception, she also fronted Atlanta, Georgia-based bands called Soul Miner`s Daughter and Jennifer Nettles Band. She also charted as a duet partner on the country version of rock band Bon Jovi`s 2006 single "Who Says You Can`t Go Home", a Number One hit on the Billboard charts. In 2003, Nettles teamed up with Kristen Hall and Kristian Bush to form Sugarland. Sugarland was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best New Artist category in 2006. Although they did not win the award, Nettles and Bush performed for the awards show and Nettles presented both a Lifetime Achievement Award to Merle Haggard and the award for Best Country Group. A duet performance with rock band Bon Jovi, "Who Says You Can`t Go Home", reached No. 7 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The video for the song won a CMT Music Award in 2006 for Collaborative Video Of The Year. In February 2007, Nettles and Bon Jovi won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. In 2006, Kristen Hall left the group and Nettles and Bush continued on as a duo releasing Enjoy the Ride in November 2006. Their third album, titled Love on the Inside, was released on July 22, 2008.
Nettles grew up in the small town of Douglas, Georgia. She credits her mother, who loved listening to the radio, with shaping her as musician, writer and artist. Nettles has a sister Katie Bryce, also known as Bryce, who is an R&B artist and a brother Seth, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force. Nettles was formerly married to Todd Van Sickle, one-time owner of Eddie`s Attic, a music club in Decatur, Georgia. In August 2008, she was romantically linked to guitarist Clayton Mitchell of Kenny Chesney`s band.
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Jennifer Odessa Nettles
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Vocals, piano, tambourine, bass guitar, guitar, harmonica, flute, mandolin
Sugarland, Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie, John Legend
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