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Jennifer Nettles' solo album, 'That Girl' released


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Jennifer Nettles' solo album, 'That Girl' released

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Jan 14, 2014

Today (Jan. 14) is solo album release day for "That Girl" from Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, and she's got a busy day planned. She started out this morning with an appearance on NBC's "Today" show and will visit CBS and the "Late Show With David Letterman" tonight. She also admits to having a few butterflies now that the long-awaited disc has finally been released.

"When you're going out on your own there's a bit of vulnerability that's different," she confessed during her "Today" appearance. "It's you. This album is super-intimate and personal to me and consequently, it makes me feel vulnerable."

Noting that the album is about "re-creation and rediscovery," the Georgia native, who was married in 2011 and gave birth to her first child, Magnus, in December 2012, says, "I feel new. There's a lot of discovery that's happening for me."

"That Girl" features 11 tunes all co-written by Jennifer, with the exception of her cover of Bob Seger's "Like a Rock" (which she discusses here). Co-writers on the collection include Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet, Richard Marx and Sara Bareilles.

Watch Jennifer's "Today" show performance of "Falling," from "That Girl," below and her video for "That Girl" above.

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.