Nashville, Tenn. • Country singer Jennifer Nettles is a bit nervous about starting over. She's spent years drawing fans and accolades as a part of Grammy Award-winning Sugarland, but now that duo is on hiatus while she sets off on her solo career.
"I think any time one takes the risk of reinvention and really puts herself out there in a new way, there are fears," Nettles said. "And for me, people said, 'Are you nervous? Are you scared?' Yeah, I am scared in the way that one gets when something is important."
Her new album, "That Girl," released on Tuesday, is like the debut of an up-and-coming singer-songwriter that highlights her powerful vocals paired with simple backing music. Although she's wanted to record a solo album for years, the success of Sugarland, which won the Country Music Association's vocal duo category for five years straight, meant that she had to be careful with her timing of this album.