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Sugarland - Twice the Speed of Life

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Sugarland - Twice the Speed of Life

Sugarland - Twice the Speed of Life

The Bottom Line

Sugarland, coupled together with producer Garth Fundis, have created one heck of a debut album. While not traditional country music, it’s not overtly modern either. The album features a nice balance of modern and traditional, acoustic and electric sounds. Sugarland is a band that has what it takes to be around for a long while ahead. Anyone who loves strong songwriting should check out “Twice The Speed Of Life.”
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  • “Baby Girl”
  • “Speed Of Life”
  • “Tennessee”


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  • All songs written by members of Sugarland.
  • Produced by Garth Fundis.
  • Released by Mercury Nashville.

Guide Review - Sugarland - Twice the Speed of Life

Buzzworthy. That is one word that describes the new country trio Sugarland. Consisting of Jennifer Nettles on lead vocals, Kristen Hall on guitar and vocals and Kristian Bush on mandolin, guitar and vocals; Sugarland went into Nashville from Atlanta with not much to prove. . Together as a band, from various backgrounds, it took Sugarland only three weeks to go from new club band to major record label (they practiced together for four months before the first gig). The band is unique and writes their material.

“Something More” leads off the record and finds Kristian trading mandolin licks with Nashville guitarist Tom Bukovac before Jennifer’s distinctive voice takes over. The song is about searching for something better in life. First single “Baby Girl” is a song about a girl who struggles to make it and receives help from her parents only to “pay it forward” by giving them anything they want after she makes it. “Tennessee” is a sing-a-long type song that is written around a request line at a radio station while “Fly Away” features great mandolin, fiddle and steel guitar parts backing up confident vocals from Jennifer. The title track, “Speed Of Life” is a wonderful tempo filled song about how true love makes you feel like you’re going “twice the speed of life.”

“Twice The Speed Of Life” is the work of a band that has remarkable chemistry. Each song showcases a strong band that should be making hits for years to come.

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