Jennifer Nettles Teams Up With Broadway Star for ‘Wicked’ Duet [Watch]
Jennifer Nettles is a woman of many talents. When she's not working with Sugarland's Kristian Bush on new music for the duo or her own solo career, she shares her acting skills with the world. The singer made her Broadway debut in 2015 when she played the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago, and in a new video installment of Out Of Oz, Nettles' Broadway chops are showcased as she performs a song from Wicked.
The country singer teamed up with Tony Award-winning performer Annaleigh Ashford for the duet. Portraying the characters of Fiyero and Elphaba, Nettles and Ashford perform a powerful rendition of "As Long As You're Mine." The Stephen Schwartz-penned ballad has Ashford taking lead on the song at first before Nettles joins in for a stunning performance, showcasing her familiar pipes in a different setting. Watch their duet in the video above.
Nettles will be taking a break from Broadway now that she and Bush have gotten Sugarland back together. The duo hinted at a reunion on the night of the 2017 CMA Awards when they presented an award together. Since then, they released a new single, "Still the Same," announced a 2018 tour and a new album, Bigger, that's due in June.
"I’m excited nervous," Bush told Taste of Country in February. "I’ve got rehearsals this evening for our tour. I’ve got three more days to write for this. I’m staying up late, I’m getting up early before the sun comes up. Like this is it. This is what you train for your whole life."