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Jennifer Nettles becomes a mom

Nettles showed off her baby bump at show in Atlanta this summer. Photo: Robb D. Cohen/

Nettles showed off her baby bump at show in Atlanta this summer. Photo: Robb D. Cohen/

Sugarland frontwoman Jennifer Nettles gave birth to a son, Magnus Hamilton Miller, on Thursday. It’s the first child for her and husband Justin Miller.

“We are so thankful for all the prayers and support and are excited to take some time together as a new family,” she said in a statement.

Her musical partner, Kristian Bush, said in a recent interview that there was no timeline for when Sugarland would return following Nettles’ foray into motherhood.

“Our work is so dominating that you can’t tiptoe back in, so we’ll take off as long as we need. There’s no pressure,” he said.

Nettles’ last big professional outing was as a judge on the modestly viewed summer TV singing competition, “Duets.” Sugarland performed at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in August.

Nettles, 38, is a native of Douglas, Ga., and spent much of her career in Atlanta. She and Miller married in November 2011.

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By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene

13 comments Add your comment

Sugarland Fan

December 7th, 2012
1:16 pm

Congratulations to them both. Not feeling the Magnus but then I don’t have to live with it.

Jennifer Nettles Welcomes Baby Boy

December 7th, 2012
1:49 pm

[...] AJC reports that Nettles has been taking a little leave of absence from Sugarland and there is no set date for her return. Nettles’ musical partner, Kristian Bush, said that there was no rush to get Nettles back on stage. [...]

david c

December 7th, 2012
3:13 pm


December 7th, 2012
3:13 pm

Congratulations to you Jennifer! Getting a gift such as a baby is a wonderful blessing! “I hope through all the pain, and stress of having a new child doesn’t fog the true beauty of delivering one of God’s children” <3 GOOD LUCK! :D … P.S. I’m writing a research report on you, because you’re a great person!


December 7th, 2012
3:29 pm

Wonderful gal, she needs to breed.


December 7th, 2012
5:34 pm

I’ll bet Sugarland is history. She’ll come back as a solo artist. I was never sure why they were featured as a duo, since he never really sang anything other than “yeah, yeah, yeah”. I found him excruciating to watch, although I know he’s a great guitar player.

Chuck Oliver

December 7th, 2012
7:26 pm

Em… I have a really neat guitar to show you. It’s in my van right over there. Em.

Melissa Ruggieri

December 7th, 2012
11:17 pm

Jon – He’s also a pretty great songwriter :)


December 9th, 2012
6:33 am

Jennifer, Congratulations on your child. You are the best at what you do. Your voice makes music worth listening to. Please consider going solo. Jon is right. Christian really adds nothing to the group.


December 9th, 2012
6:35 am

Kristian is like a fly that will not go away. Shoooooooo


December 9th, 2012
8:28 am

They say Christian is straight but I swear he’s gay, Agree excruciating to watch


December 9th, 2012
5:41 pm

Why do some of y’all wanna be so dang mean? Celebrate the baby!


December 12th, 2012
3:53 pm

I think Jennifer & Kristian work perfectly together. I always thought they were a couple for the longest time. Duh! Congrats on the baby Jennifer. You’ll be a great Mom!