Jennifer Nettles Recording Solo Album With Producer Rick Rubin

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles is working with famed producer Rick Rubin for her first solo album. Scheduled for release this fall, it’s her first new album since Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine in 2010 and the birth of her son Magnus in December. Rubin has produced projects for Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks, The Avett Brothers, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z, Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among many others. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Nettles said, “A lot has been lived in the time between the last record I made and now, and you can hear that.” Rubin added, “It goes in a lot of cool different directions. There’s country but also blues, jazz, island rhythms, great classic rock moments and a lot of soul. The organizing principle is Jennifer’s voice and tastes. There’s a lot of styles, but it all sounds like her.”