Sugarland Hints at New Music / Garth Brooks Lip Sync Causes Country Music Drama

Sugarland Hints at New Music / Garth Brooks Lip Sync Causes Country Music Drama

Sugarland Hints at New Music / Garth Brooks Lip Sync Causes Country Music Drama

— Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles caused a lot of excitement last week when they appeared on the CMA Awards together to present the Vocal Duo of the Year trophy — an award they’ve taken home several times. After listing the number of years they won the coveted award, Nettles implied to the crowd that they might be vying for the title again in the near future. The duo may have hinted at a Sugarland reunion while on the CMA stage, but their appearance at Big Machine Label Group’s CMA after-party solidified that prospect. During the party, Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta introduced Kristian and Jennifer to the stage for a performance of their hit “Stay.” While there’s no official announcement about their new music, Sugarland did start a new Instagram account with a photo of the pair and the hashtag “#StillTheSame.” Sugarland is expected to announce their new music in the coming weeks.

Even before hinting at Sugarland’s return on last week’s CMA Awards, Kristian Bush said he’s always been open to reuniting with Jennifer Nettles for a new project:


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— At least two of the audience members at last week’s CMA Awards didn’t approve of Garth Brooks’ decision to lip-sync his song “Ask Me How I Know” during the show. On Thursday (11/9), Miranda Lambert’s boyfriend, Anderson East, took to Instagram to give the reigning Entertainer of the Year a piece of his mind about his lip-synced performance. Responding to an E! News story of Garth’s explanation for why he lip-synched, Anderson wrote, “I keep a lot of my opinions to myself and respect anyone making music but as a person who tries to put on the best and most honest show I can night after night… this truly offends me. I was told country music is three chords and the truth.”

Anderson’s Instagram post was soon inundated with hundreds of comments, including one from Miranda herself backing up her man. Miranda wrote, “High Five on this babe. If you can’t sing then don’t. It’s better to be honest than to pretend. I think it’s bull s**t. My favorite performances in the show were live live. The truth.”

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— Luke Combs has announced additional dates on his headlining “Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour,” extending the run into spring of 2018. The new tour leg includes Luke’s previously announced two-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in February, as well as 23 additional stops across the U.S. and Canada. The tour will kick off in Toledo, Ohio, on February 1 and will feature special guest Ashley McBryde in the opening slot. In addition to his North American tour stops, Combs has also joined the lineups for the CMC Rocks festival in Australia and the C2C Festival in London, Dublin and Glasglow.

“2018 Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour” dates: 
Feb. 1 Toledo, OH Seagate Convention Centre
Feb. 2 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Feb. 3 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Feb. 8 Troy, OH Hobart Arena
Feb. 9 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
Feb. 10 Johnstown, PA Cambria County War Memorial Arena
Feb. 15 Shreveport, LA Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Feb. 16 Oklahoma City, OK The Criterion
Fen. 22 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center*
Feb. 23 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
Feb.24 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort & Casino
March 1 Salem, VA Salem Civic Center
March 2 Savannah, GA Grayson Stadium
March 23 Honolulu, HI Republik*
April 4 San Jose, CA City National Civic
April 5 Irvine, CA Bren Events Center
April 6 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
April 11 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
April 17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
April 19 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
April 20 Garden City, ID Revolution Concert House
April 21 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
April 23 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom
April 25 Calgary AB MacEwan Hall
April 26 Edmonton AB The Ranch Roadhouse


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