Thursday, September 5, 2013

Nettles goes solo

Jennifer Nettles is going solo. So long to Sugarland and hello to new adventures.

When I heard that Nettles was going solo, I was excited. She has great range and a charming twang to her vocals.

I always find it funny when a singer, who is pretty much the main singer, or only singer of the group, goes solo – like Gwen Stefani, Rob Thomas, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce. They were pretty much singing 85% of the songs they churned out anyway.

I assumed we’d be getting some of the same kind of music from Nettles that we got from Sugarland.

Now I’m not so sure.

Nettles debuted her new song -- "That Girl" -- almost two weeks ago on Good Morning America and it was....different.

It’s described as a follow-up, of sorts, to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” It's not the catchiest of songs, but I do like it.