Jennifer Nettles has a lot to smile about these days, considering news leaked earlier this week about the singer-songwriter signing a record deal with Big Machine Label Group. Today, word was officially given by the tremendous label that breeds superstars that Jennifer is, in fact, the newest member of its roster.
Big Machine CEO, Scott Borchetta, shared his excitement about having the opportunity to work with his longtime friend:
This is somewhat full-circle as I was at UMG Nashville as SVP/Promo when then-President Luke Lewis presented a disc of “this new band we’ve signed – pick a single.” I was floored with Sugarland then and I’m floored with all things Jennifer now. She’s simply one of the best female voices to ever grace Country Music and I can’t wait for the world to hear her new music. Get. Ready.
Jennifer, likewise, added how happy she is to be working with some of the greatest in the business:
I am so thrilled and honored to join the Big Machine family. They are truly the best in the business. I loved working with Scott years ago, in the beginning of my career, and have been waiting for the right opportunity to get to work with him again! I’m so happy that day has arrived and I look forward to our exciting new adventures to come.
Jennifer’s first order of business as a Big Machine artist is to take her music out on the road, along with friends and colleagues Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder. The three will embark on a twenty plus city tour, the Playing with Fire Tour, beginning in October, for which tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 2nd. Details can be found on Jennifer’s official website, JenniferNettles.com.
PLAYING WITH FIRE TOUR 2015 Fall Dates:
October 23 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
October 24 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
October 25 Melbourne, FL King Center for the Performing Arts
October 29 Newark, OH Midland Theatre
October 30 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center
October 31 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino
November 13 Red Wing, MN Treasure Island Resort & Casino
November 14 Elkhart, IN Lerner Theatre
November 15 Windsor, ON The Colosseum at Caesars
November 20 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
November 21 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
November 22 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
November 27 Johnson City, NY Magic City Music Hall*
November 28 Salamanca, NY Seneca Allegany Casino
December 3 Dallas, TX House of Blues – Dallas
December 4 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Bossier City
December 5 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
December 11 Reno, NV Silvery Legacy resort and Casino
December 12 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
December 13 Temecula, CA Penchaga Resort and Casino
All dates, venues and cities below subject to change. Tickets on sale September 4 at 10A local time.