Sugarland’s Original Three Members Will Meet in Federal Court Trial in November

Sugarland’s original three members will reunite in a federal court trial in Atlanta that is scheduled to begin on Nov. 15, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The trial will determine when the trio’s partnership began and ended, in addition to clarifying the ownership of the band’s trademarked property. Earlier this year, a judge denied lead singer Jennifer Nettles’ request to dismiss the suit, which departed member Kristen Hall filed against Nettles and Kristian Bush in 2008. Hall claimed she was owed $1.5 million for being denied her one-third share of launching a successful band. Hall left the band at the end of 2005. The trio wrote most of the material on their 2004 debut album, Twice the Speed of Life, including “Baby Girl” (co-written with Troy Bieser), “Something More” and “Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good).” Hall is also credited as the sole writer on the band’s Top 10 hit, “Just Might (Make Me Believe).”