AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
Grammy Award-winning Country superstar Jennifer Nettles has become one of the most admired singer-songwriters in music today. Since exploding onto the music scene in 2004 as lead vocalist for international duo Sugarland, Nettles has recently released her debut album "Playing With Fire.” She has won five ASCAP awards for her songwriting abilities and received a Grammy Award, ACM Award and CMA Award for penning the emotionally charged, #1 PLATINUM hit, “Stay.”
At the 2009 ACM Awards, Nettles was honored with the “Crystal Milestone Award” for being the first female artist to be the solo songwriter on an ACM “Song of the Year” winner since 1972. Leading with her powerhouse vocals and vivacious energy, Nettles has performed with some of the industry’s most iconic figures including Beyonce, Bon Jovi, Idina Menzel, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and more.
Superstar entertainer Jennifer Nettles is one of the most admired and animated performers. ASCAP has honored her songwriting prowess with five awards, including the emotionally charged, #1 PLATINUM hit “Stay” that also earned Jennifer GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA Awards. As the first female artist to be the solo songwriter on an ACM Song of the Year winner since 1972, Jennifer was acknowledged with the Crystal Milestone Award. Leading with her powerhouse vocals and vivacious energy, Jennifer hit high notes throughout 2016, releasing two Big Machine Records’ albums – PLAYING WITH FIRE and TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS – in addition to back-to-back headline tours as well as holiday-themed dates. She recently released the music video for her catchy latest single, “Hey Heartbreak” which is an anchor on her critically-acclaimed sophomore solo album, PLAYING WITH FIRE.
In 2015, Jennifer made her Broadway debut as Roxy Hart in the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical Chicago. In December, she reprised her role as Dolly Parton’s mom Avie Lee Parton in the holiday-themed sequel to the ratings success Coat of Many Colors, Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. Jennifer also played a vital role on the inaugural season of American Supergroup, serving as a celebrity judge alongside Elle King, Aloe Blacc and Jason Scheff. She was also added to the lineup for the annual C2C Festival in London, Glasgow and Dublin March 10-12 and headlined the 2017 Women’s Final Four concert in Dallas, TX on Saturday, April 1.