Country singer Jennifer Nettles has gone solo. Her first album, dubbed "That Girl," was launched on Tuesday this week. She'll soon start touring again.
Recorded at Rubin's Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, California, "That Girl" features 11 songs, 10 of which were written and co-written with other popular artists including Richard Marx, Sara Bareilles, and Butch Walker. The album also includes Bob Seger's "Like a Rock."
The country singer dropped by "The View" earlier today and performed the single "Falling." When asked about her working relationship with Sugarland bandmate Kristian Bush, Nettles said that she has his full support. She also denied rumors of a split. "I can't be in two different places at the same time and I put 100 percent of myself into something," she said. The 39-year old crooner added that Bush is also "doing his own stuff" - most likely an album of his own.
Sugarland will be back together "rejuvenated and re-inspired," she assured fans. Nettles will hit the road once again next month for a 30-day tour. She gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Magnus in December 12.
“I hope that fans hear this album and from an ego perspective for me, from an artist also perspective, I hope that they listen to it and go, ‘Wow! She’s a way better songwriter and a better singer than I would’ve ever thought!’” she said. “I feel like the work that I’ve done with Sugarland, I’m super proud of it, and yet there are things that I wanted to prove to myself and to my fans and that I still want to.”