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Kelly Clarkson Takes the Stage with Duets Costars

Originally posted 05/24/2012 11:50AM



American Idol is over and The X Factor is still months away. So, what's a music-loving TV fan to do?

Well, Duets – ABC's new singing competition starring a slimmed-down Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, John Legend and Jennifer Nettles – arrives just in time (Thursday 8 p.m. ET).

On the premiere episode of the show, the super star foursome will take the stage for a performance of "Let Me Entertain You." Watch a clip above.

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Kelly Clarkson Performs Live with Duets Partners

Originally posted 04/12/2012 11:00AM



The debut of her ABC singing competition Duets is still six weeks away, but Kelly Clarkson has found two potential talents for her team – and she's already campaigning for a win. (On the show, Clarkson will compete with Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Nettles to find the best duet partner, who will win a recording contract with Hollywood Records.)

At a concert Tuesday in San Diego, the pop star, 29, surprised fans by bringing Jason Farol and Julianna Gutierrez on stage to sing with her. "I've auditioned and auditioned, and I've come down to a couple of people I'm very, very excited about," Clarkson told the crowd. "But my test for them is to put them in front of an audience."

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Kelly Clarkson Among Singers Starring in Duets

Originally posted 03/08/2012 08:30AM



There's a new singing competition coming to TV.

Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Nettles have been picked to search for musical protégés on Duets, which will premiere on ABC this summer.

Instead of sitting on a judges' panel, these four superstars will head out across America to find two singers to be their duet partners. Each week, the celebrity and one of their charges will take the stage and perform in front of a live studio audience.

"The simple fact that I get to go out and find two people I believe in, sing with them every week and help them accomplish their dream is an amazing thing I can't wait to be a part of," Clarkson says in a press release from ABC.

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Jennifer Nettles Is Married! | Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles Gets Married!

Originally posted 11/28/2011 02:30PM

Jennifer Nettles had a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.

The Sugarland singer, 37, quietly tied the knot Saturday in a small, sunset ceremony in Tennessee.

Wearing an Alexander McQueen gown, Nettles married entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in front of an intimate group of close family and friends, including bandmate Kristian Bush.

Miller is a former model who's been dating Nettles for more than two years. He appeared in the video for the band's 2006 single, "Want To," and accompanied the singer to the CMA Awards on Nov. 9, where Sugarland took home the award for vocal duo of the year.

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ACM Awards: Who Rocked the Best Country-Crossover Duet?

Country Music Awards: Who Rocked the Best Country-Crossover Duet?

Originally posted 04/03/2011 10:25PM

At Sunday night's 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, some of the music industry's finest cowgirls, rock stars and pop hit makers pushed genres to the side to make duet magic.

Unexpected mashups aside – who knew Rihanna had twang? – whose performance was the perfect balance? • Brad Paisley and Alabama
Brad Paisley and rockers Alabama brought the spirit of the south – and a gritty guitar jam – to Vegas with their duet, "Old Alabama." Cowboy hats in place, the kings of country kicked off the show on a high note.



Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler
It was a match made in American Idol heaven! Season four Idol winner Carrie Underwood rocked the stage with judge Steven Tyler to her hit "Undo It" and Aerosmith classic "Walk This Way." They each belted into microphones adorned with Tyler's signature scarves and nearly shared a tender smooch – which was, of course, a joke.

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Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles to Host CMA Country Christmas Special

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles to Host CMA Country Christmas Special

Originally posted 10/21/2010 11:30AM

Country music duo Sugarland's lead singer Jennifer Nettles is going to fly solo in her latest gig – as host of the CMA Country Christmas, a 90-minute television special.

"I love the holidays," says Nettles, "and since this is my first time hosting a show, I am sure it will be full of laughs and surprises both for myself and for the folks watching."

Nettles, who just released a new Sugarland album, Incredible Machine, will lead a cast including Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes and more on the show, set to air Nov. 29 on ABC (9:30 p.m.). The musicians will perform Christmas classics and share their personal and family holiday traditions with a live audience when the show is taped in Nashville the day after CMA Awards on Nov. 10.

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FIRST LOOK: Sugarland Offers a Glimpse into Their Studio

Originally posted 10/13/2010 08:50AM



The country duo Sugarland are pulling back the curtain to reveal the process behind making their new album – and PEOPLE.com has a first look at the footage.

Living Liner Notes – a live version of the writings usually found in a CD booklet – offers an inside look at the pair in their Atlanta studio during the February recording process of their fourth album, The Incredible Machine, due Oct. 19.

"The Living Liner Notes are exactly what they sound like they are, in the sense that, just like in an album, you receive the liner notes that talk about each song in different and varying degrees of detail," Jennifer Nettles, 36, tells PEOPLE. "We actually did living versions of those where we talk about each song."

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Jennifer Nettles Says Sugarland's Success 'Feels Exciting'

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Jennifer Nettles Says Sugarland's Success 'Feels Exciting'

Originally posted 08/03/2009 04:15PM

Country music duo Sugarland – Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush – are playing with the big boys now: The pair have their own ABC primetime special airing Monday and a new CD/DVD being released Tuesday exclusively at Walmart.

"It feels comfortable – it feels exciting but it feels right," Nettles, 34, tells PEOPLE about the band's success, including the special Sugarland: Live on the Inside airing Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC. "It feels comfortable because the show is good and we love it and we put a lot of energy and artistry and thought into it and I think that that translates."

To celebrate the release of their DVD on August 4, Nettles and Bush, 39, will be debuting it in select movie theatres across the country for one night only on Aug 6.

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