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.
By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene