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    Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Tweets Release Date of Her Solo Album, Talks Motherhood

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    Jennifer Nettles fans, rejoice!

    The female half of the wildly popular country music duo Sugarland has just announced the release date for her upcoming collection of tunes sans music partner Kristian Bush.

    (Don't worry. The two are simply taking a brief break to pursue their own projects.)

    "The release date is set! Mark those calendars - my debut solo album 'That Girl' is coming Jan. 14th woo-hoo!" Nettles tweeted on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

    "I think this album so far for me musically has been the most intimate and personal ... musically and vocally," says Nettles, according to the Washington Post. "I think it's way more intimate to me and way more personal in the sense that when you collaborate, that's the nature of collaboration, you're affecting each other, and playing with and inspiring each other, and yet there are things that one may not get to do or want to when collaborating."

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    Over the last several months, Nettles has also been keeping a relatively low-profile ever since she and husband Justin Miller welcomed baby Magnus back in December of last year.

    And who can blame her after seeing the adorable pic she posted in May of her then-5-month-old son?

    And for Nettles, motherhood clearly played an integral part in both the creating of her first solo effort as well as simply changing her all-around perspective.

    "I'm able to show a side that I think's more womanly. I think it's more mature, and so that's big for me," Nettles says, adding, "You don't worry about things that were superimportant before because you have a baby and you just burn that underbrush out."

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