Sugarland Releases New Single ‘Babe’ Featuring Taylor Swift

Sugarland has teamed up with Taylor Swift for their new single, “Babe,” which is being released today. Swift penned “Babe” with Train frontman Pat Monahan, and last fall she offered the track to Sugarland for the pair’s forthcoming album BIGGER, due out June 8 on Big Machine Records and Universal Music Group Nashville.

“We’ve never put someone else’s song on a Sugarland record, but we were immediately interested in ‘Babe’ the first time we heard it!” said Jennifer Nettles. “This one really felt like it belonged so we saved it for the final afternoon of our recording session; a special time for us.”

“Our last hours in the studio have always been good luck,” continued Kristian Bush. “‘All I Want To Do’ was from a final session, so was ‘Stuck Like Glue.’ The biggest compliment was when she heard our take on the track and emailed us to say she wanted to be a part of it!”

“This collaboration is the perfect combination of mutual admiration for each other and mutual admiration for great songs. As artists, we really see the world through a similar lens,” added Nettles.

“Babe” follows previously released tracks “Still The Same” and “Bigger,” which are included on Sugarland’s first project together in nearly six years. The 11-song set is now available for pre-order with new tracks set to be delivered in the weeks leading up to the full release.

The duo will appear on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! May 2, and hit the road for their Still The Same Tour on May 25. 


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