Sugarland — American country duo
In 2000, Kristen Alyson Hall and Kristian Merrill Bush founded a group, which they called Sugarland. Later, Jennifer Odessa Nettles joined them. Hall co-wrote some of the early band’s hits but then left in 2005.
The group’s debut single “Baby Girl” came out in 2003 and then was re-released in 2004 as the first single from the debut LP Twice the Speed of Life. The song reached the 2nd spot on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. It was a record for the debut country single. The song stayed in the chart for 46 weeks. It also made it into Billboard Hot 100, where settled on the 38th position.
The 1st studio album Twice the Speed of Life came out in October 2004. It was released under the label Mercury Nashville Records. The LP reached the 3rd spot on Top Country Albums Chart and stayed there for a total of 104 weeks. On Billboard 200, it reached the 16th spot and stayed there for 92 weeks. The LP earned three platinum certifications in the USA and became golden in Canada.