Country star Jennifer Nettles to play State Fair

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 24, 2014 

That Girl is coming to the Washington State Fair in September. Country star Jennifer Nettles, who as one half of Sugarland, has eight No. 1 singles (“Baby Girl” and “All I Want to Do”) will bring her solo "That Girl Tour 2014" to the Washington State Fair on Sept. 8.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

In 2008 Nettles' No. 1 hit, “Stay” received a Grammy Award, ACM Award and CMA Award.

Tickets are $75 (Golden Circle), $50, $40 and $30 with reserved seating and include Fair gate admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Fair website, or by phone at 888-559-3247 daily, 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave. SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and a $1 per ticket service fee will be charged for on-site purchases.

Here's more from the announcement:

Nettles was born in Douglas, Georgia, and began performing in school assemblies, at her Southern Baptist church, and in community theater in her earlier years. She received her degree from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, graduating in 1977. While there, she and Cory Jones formed the group, Soul Miner’s Daughter, releasing two albums.

In 1999 Nettles formed the Jennifer Nettles Band, releasing three studio albums and two live albums. The band was selected the grand prize winner from more than 2,000 bands in “The Big Deal $100,000 Music Search,” presented by Mars Music.

In 2003 Nettles teamed up with Kristen Hall and Kristian Bush to form Sugarland. The group was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category in 2006. That same year, Kristen Hall left the group. Nettles and Kristian Bush continued on as a duo, and released "Enjoy the Ride" in November 2006.

The duo performed “Who Says You Can’t Go Home," with rock band Bon Jovi, reaching No. 7 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, and No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. In early 2007 Nettles and Bon Jovi won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.

Late 2008 brought three Grammy Award nominations to Sugarland. They won awards for Best Country Song, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group. In April 2009 they received the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Duo of the Year Award, which ended Brooks & Dunn’s nine-year run. They received the honors again in 2010 and 2011. Sugarland has sold over 22 million albums/singles worldwide.

In May 2013 Nettles announced that she would begin work on a solo album. Her first solo, “That Girl” was released in August, and the album of the same name was released on January 14, 2014. For more information, visit

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