July 18, 2008
Titled “The Sugarland Express”, the sub-headline proclaims that “With a new album influenced by R.E.M., Marvin Gaye, and U2, Sugarland is the most exciting country act since the Dixie Chicks.”
You can make of that what you will, but what caught my attention most in the article was Jennifer Nettles’ response to the claim by an industry executive that Sugarland is “bigger than country.”
“What is country anymore?” she asks.
That’s as good an open thread question as I’ve ever heard. I’ve got my own ideas, but I’ll let y’all take a stab at it first.