In 2004, Sugarland released its debut album, Twice the Speed of Life. The album's first single, "Baby Girl" peaked at number two on Billboard's Hot Country Songs and had the longest chart run since Nielsen ScoundScan was invented in 1990. It was also the best debut for a group in nearly 15 years.
In November of 2006, Sugarland released their second album, Enjoy Ride. The opus debuted at number 4 on the Top 200 and number 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. The album produced two number one country singles, "Want To" and "Settlin."
Their next offering, Love in the Inside, was released in July of 2008. The Deluxe Fan Edition contained a cover of The Dream Academy's 1985 hit "Life in A Northern Town." The album spawned the band's third, fourth and fifth number one country singles: "All I Want TO Do," "Already Gone," and "It Happens."
Sugarland has performed with Bon Jovi, Beyonce Knowles, and the B-52's. They've performed at the Grammy's and the CMT Awards. The duo has appeared on the Tonight Show, Sesame Street, and Yo Gabba Gabb! Besides headlining their own tours, they've also opened for Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney. In February of 2010, the duo participated in the remake of "We Are the World" called "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti."
Sugarland wasn't always a duo. They actually started out as a trio. However, the third member, acoustic guitarist Kristen Hall, left the group in December of 2005. Nettles and Bush claim Hall, who coined the term "Sugarland," left so she could "stay home and write songs".