New album Bigger out June 8th
Superstar country duo Sugarland releases new single “Babe,” featuring Taylor Swift. The new song is available everywhere for sale and streaming, while country radio stations have already began spinning what is undoubtedly one of the biggest vocal events of the year. Swift penned “Babe” with Train frontman Pat Monahan, and last fall she offered the track to Sugarland for the GRAMMY-winning pair’s forthcoming album Bigger, out June 8th on Big Machine Records and Universal Music Group Nashville.
“We’ve never put someone else’s song on a Sugarland record, but we were immediately interested in ‘Babe’ the first time we heard it!” states Jennifer Nettles. “This one really felt like it belonged so we saved it for the final afternoon of our recording session; a special time for us.”
“Our last hours in the studio have always been good luck,” continues Kristian Bush. “‘All I Want To Do’ was from a final session, so was ‘Stuck Like Glue.’ The biggest compliment was when she heard our take on the track and emailed us to say she wanted to be a part of it!”
“This collaboration is the perfect combination of mutual admiration for each other and mutual admiration for great songs. As artists, we really see the world through a similar lens,” adds Nettles.
“Babe” follows previously released tracks “Still The Same” and “Bigger,” which are included on Sugarland’s first project together in nearly six years. The 11-song set is now available for pre-order with new tracks delivered in the weeks leading up to the full release.
Sugarland will appear on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! May 2nd.
After delighting audiences in the U.K. with their new material and earning standing ovations during their performances at the C2C: Country to Country festival in March, Sugarland’s Still The Same 2018 Tour will kick off May 25th across 48 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly ten million albums domestically, earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed more than 260 million on-demand streams, making them one of the most popular country music duos of all time.
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