Sugarland Are ‘Still the Same’ as Ever in ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Performance [Watch]
Sugarland stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on May 2 to perform for the late show's studio audience. The duo were at ease on stage playing new songs, as well as some previous hits.
Naturals on stage together, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush eased back into their roles in Sugarland after several years apart. Their performance included "Still the Same," the first single from their new album, which you can see in the clip above.
The duo also performed "Bigger," the title song of the new project, which is Sugarland's first new album since The Incredible Machine in 2010.
Their set also included older Sugarland favorites "All I Want to Do" and "Stuck Like Glue."
Sugarland are set to release Bigger on June 8. The project includes their new single, a collaboration with Taylor Swift titled "Babe," which they also performed on Kimmel's stage. In an interview at the 2018 ACM Awards, the duo explained how they came to record the song.
"She reached out; we have obviously known each other for many years," Nettles told PopCulture backstage. "And she was excited we were getting back together and reached out, and said, 'Hey, I have a song.' That is a short list, ladies and gentleman, of people to whom she has said, 'Hey, I have a song. Wanna sing it?'"
The song is the only one on the new record that Sugarland didn't write themselves.
"We've never really put a song by anybody else on any of our records, so we weren't really used to sorting through that, and we didn't want to mess it up," notes Bush. "So we didn't tell anybody about it, until we got finished."