Jennifer Nettles Has Her Own Tour

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles will embark on a headlining tour in support of her new solo album coming out in early 2016.  Beginning in Atlanta, destinations for the “Playing With Fire” outing include Dallas, Reno, Newark and Bethlehem, Pa.

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Independence Day Celebration, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa.

The tour was announced along with news that Nettles had signed to Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records, home to Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts.

“This is somewhat full-circle as I was at UMG Nashville as SVP/Promo when then-president Luke Lewis presented a disc of ‘this new band we’ve signed – pick a single,” Big Machine president/CEO Borchetta said.  “I was floored with Sugarland then and I’m floored with all things Jennifer now.  She’s simply one of the best female voices to ever grace Country Music and I can’t wait for the world to hear her new music.  Get. Ready.”

Nettles is also excited her new record label.

“I am so thrilled and honored to join the Big Machine family,” Nettles said.  They are truly the best in the business.  I loved working with Scott years ago, in the beginning of my career, and have been waiting for the right opportunity to get to work with him again!  I’m so happy that day has arrived and I look forward to our exciting new adventures to come.”

Although the new album won’t come out until next year, Nettles will release the LP’s first single in October.

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As Roxie Hart in the musical “Chicago,” in New York.

Nettles also has prime-time TV in her future.  She will join the cast of the Dolly Parton television biopic, “Coat Of Many Colors,” airing on NBC Dec. 10.

Back to the tour, which includes performances by Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder.  Here are the dates:

Oct. 23 – Atlanta, Ga., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Oct. 24 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct. 25 – Melbourne, Fla., King Center For Performing Arts
Oct. 29 – Newark, Ohio, Midland Theatre
Oct. 30 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 31 – Mashantucket, Conn., Foxwoods Resort Casino
Nov. 13 – Welch, Minn., Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Nov. 14 – Elkhart, Ind., The Lerner
Nov. 15 – Windsor, Ontario, Caesars Windsor “The Colosseum”
Nov. 20 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Nov. 21 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Nov. 22 – Westbury, N.Y., NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Nov. 27 – Binghamton, N.Y., Magic City Music Hall
Nov. 28 – Salamanca, N.Y., Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Outdoor Venue
Dec. 3 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Dec. 4 – Bossier City, La., Riverdome At Horseshoe Bossier City
Dec. 5 – San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre
Dec. 11 – Reno, Nev., Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Dec. 12 – Indio, Calif., Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Ctr.
Dec. 13 – Temecula, Calif., Pechanga Resort & Casino

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