Twice the Speed of Life

Twice the Speed of Life

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by Sugarland
     
 

Sugarland is a shot at the big-time for a trio of singer/songwriters who have languished on the outskirts of country and folk for the better part of a decade. Kristen Hall had a career of her own as a recording artist, Kristian Bush was in Billy Pilgrim, and Jennifer Nettles is the new discovery, previously fronting Soul Miner's DaughterSee more details below

Overview

Sugarland is a shot at the big-time for a trio of singer/songwriters who have languished on the outskirts of country and folk for the better part of a decade. Kristen Hall had a career of her own as a recording artist, Kristian Bush was in Billy Pilgrim, and Jennifer Nettles is the new discovery, previously fronting Soul Miner's Daughter, who never had recorded. With her powerful, soulful voice sounding a bit like a mainstream, country-oriented Shelby Lynne, Nettles is the frontwoman in Sugarland, and she gives the trio sex and commercial appeal, turning the professionally crafted songs on the group's debut, Twice the Speed of Life, into something that's charmingly mainstream. Hall may have been stuck playing in the folk circuit and Bush may have had little more than a cult following, but both have considerable skills as writers, crafting sturdy, melodic songs reminiscent of a streamlined, pop-ready, less quirky Dixie Chicks. If there's any flaw with Twice the Speed of Life, it's that it plays it a little too safe, fitting too comfortably into the confines of contemporary country radio, but it does its job so well, it's hard to complain. Besides, once Sugarland finds an audience with this debut, the group will be able to stretch out on the second record. Based on how solid Twice the Speed of Life is, they'll likely find fans who will be eager to hear how they grow.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2004
Label:
Mercury Nashville
UPC:
0602498619278
catalogNumber:
000217202
Rank:
9560

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sugarland   Primary Artist
Kristen Hall   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Brewster   Percussion
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Dan Dugmore   Banjo,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Garth Fundis   Background Vocals
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums,Maracas,Tambourine,Shaker
Dave Pomeroy   Bass,Pedal Steel Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Kristian Bush   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Garrison Starr   Background Vocals
Brandon Bush   Organ
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Jennifer Nettles   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Kristen Hall   Composer
Garth Fundis   Producer,Audio Production
David LaBruyere   Composer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Kristian Bush   Composer
Billy Gewin   Composer
Matt Andrews   Engineer
Cory English   Composer
Jennifer Nettles   Composer
Bethany Newman   Art Direction
Troy Bieser   Composer

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