Sugarland is back. And in their first new single since 2010, the message is clear: things change, but they’re still the same.
The award-winning country duo just released their video and song “Still The Same.” It’s a clever nod to their absence, but also a universal message of opportunity and perseverance.
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush wrote the song together, as they have many of their huge hits. In interviews, the duo revealed that much of the song mimics their real-life reunion. “Life goes fast,” Nettles sings in the first verse. “It’s been a while. I have to ask, where have you been? How did that feel? Where are we now? Cause that’s what’s real.”
The new music video for the song features footage from the duo’s past and present. Concert footage mixed in with new recording footage and the behind-the-scenes of photo shoots should give every fan the warm and fuzzies. Check it out below.
Nettles and Bush released five albums between 2004 and 2010 (including their Christmas album). During that time, the pair won two Grammy Awards, five ACM Awards and six CMA Awards.
They sold more than 14 million records together and their song “Stuck Like Glue” was the best-selling song by a country duo in history. (That is, until Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” came along).
The pair went on hiatus in 2012 and embraced different life challenges. They both produced solo records. Nettles also gave birth to her first child and expanded her Broadway experience. Bush spent more time as a producer as well. He produced Lindsay Ell’s phenomenal debut album earlier this year.
Sugarland first hinted at a reunion in November during this year’s CMA Awards. Since then, they’ve announced this new single, as well as a new album and tour in 2018. The pair is also performing on Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.