Country artists aren't known for being outright activists for gay rights, but some have still preached acceptance when asked. Now, it's Jennifer Nettles who is making her stance known. Nettles began her career in the '90s in Atlanta, and it was there she developed a big gay and lesbian following.
Kristen Alyson Hall born October 24, is an American folk rock singer-songwriter and a founding member of the country music group Sugarland. She had a solo career and released several albums, formed the country band Sugarland, and more recently has been involved in songwriting collaborations with Courtney Jaye. Hall formed Sugarland in with Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bushand was co-writer of many of the group's early hits.
It's the same group members singing the same music and telling the same stories. The only difference? Throughout Pride MonthSugarland has been covering Patty Griffin's "Tony," a song that confronts listeners with a story about a gay teen who commits suicide while on tour.
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Apparently, a short haircut and vaguely suggestive lyrics can only mean two things: you're Katy Perry or you're a lesbian. So, Sugarland country singer Jennifer Nettles finally addressed the gay rumors swirling around her today despite that fact that she's currently married to a man. Nettles said she's not gaybut she didn't want to dispel the rumors earlier out of solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Touring in support of the album, Nettles performs at 8 p. When we chatted a few years ago, the joke was that you have the musical taste of a gay man. I started that way long ago!
Over the last few years, Sugarland 's Jennifer Nettles has been at the center of gay rumors, partially due to her suggestive lyrics in a few hit songs. But the year-old country star has finally opened up once and for all about the speculation in a recent interview with Between the Lines. Whenever they heard a woman with an alto voice playing an acoustic instrument stylistically reminiscent of those wonderful icons you counted, Ani DiFranco and Indigo Girls —and especially with the audience I had in my 20s—I think a lot of people just assumed [that I was lesbian].
As the country music scene inches slowly towards acceptance of the gay and lesbian community -- thanks in part to songwriters like Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves ' brave lyrics in her single, 'Follow Your Arrow' -- Jennifer Nettles is already way ahead of the game. The songstress, who developed her performance chops in Atlanta in the '90s and amassed a large gay and lesbian following in the process, says it's about time the country music community allowed for more diversity among both the artists and their audience. Let's get there faster. Let's get it done,'" she tells PrideSource.
Does Sugarland still consider itself a country act? I just love to sing all kinds of music. I love that, too.
She begins by thanking important people in the audience, including her parents. She also thanks her manager, her publicist, her personal assistant and her college roommate who she points out are all gay. She goes on to explain that is the role that art plays. Art becomes the and, the or, the conjunction.