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Jennifer Nettles Announces Tour, Readies New Album for 2016

“That Girl” singer signs record deal with Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records

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Jennifer Nettles performs for reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles in July. The singer announced a new album for 2016.


After parting ways with her longtime label Universal Nashville earlier this month, Jennifer Nettles has found a new home: the singer-songwriter, Broadway actress and one-half of Grammy-winning duo Sugarland has signed with Big Machine Records. The label, overseen by Music Row impresario (and American Idol mentor) Scott Borchetta, will release Nettles’ new album in 2016. A single is expected next month.

Nettles, who is currently filming the NBC TV-movie Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors in Atlanta, will launch a headlining tour in the Georgia capital on October 23rd. Dubbed the Playing With Fire Tour, the trek will stretch into December, with special guests Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder.

As part of Sugarland, with partner Kristian Bush, Nettles has scored five Billboard Number One singles on the country chart. In 2014, she released her first solo album That Girl and earlier this summer debuted the new song “Sugar” at the Fourth of July festivities in Philadelphia. It’s not certain if that track will appear on her upcoming LP for Big Machine.

After starring in the Bob Fosse musical Chicago on Broadway, Nettles has expanded her acting résumé with a lead role as Dolly Parton’s mother in the NBC biopic, set to air December 10th. “I have a really close relationship with my mom,” Nettles told Rolling Stone Country recently, “and from what I can tell in the script, she and her mom had a very close relationship too. And her mom recognized her special talent, and her special gift, and the really bright light that she was in the world.”

Here are the dates for Nettles’ Playing With Fire Tour:
October 23 – Atlanta @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
October 24 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
October 25 – Melbourne, FL @King Center for the Performing Arts
October 29 – Newark, OH @ Midland Theatre
October 30 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
October 31 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
November 13 – Red Wing, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino
November 14 – Elkhart, IN @ Lerner Theatre
November 15 – Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars
November 20 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
November 21 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
November 22 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre at Westbury
November 27 – Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
November 28 – Salamanca, NY @ Seneca Allegany Hall
December 3 – Dallas @ House of Blues – Dallas
December 4 – Bossier City, LA @ Horseshoe Bossier City
December 5 – San Antonio @ Majestic Theatre
December 11 – Reno @ Silver Legacy Resort and Casino
December 12 – Indo, CA @ Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
December 13 – Temecula, CA @ Penchaga Resort and Casino

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