Nettles and Sugarland partner Kristian Bush kicked off the evening with their rendition of “Winter Wonderland,” backed by the Southern harmonies of Little Big Town.The pair returned to the stage later in the program to perform the hymn “Come, O Come Emmanuel,” just before the “Jingle Bell Rock” group grande finale of the 90-minute special.The couple married on November 26, 2011 in a small, sunset ceremony in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Nettles has lent her time and talent to support various non-profit organizations.
In 2007, one dollar from every ticket sold during Sugarland’s CMT Change For Change tour was donated to the Shalom Foundation.
The band, who in addition to Nettles included Brad Sikes (drums), Scott Nicholson (piano), Wesley Lupold (bass), and Mike Cebulski (percussion), was selected the grand prize winner from more than 2000 bands in “The Big Deal $100,000 Music Search” presented by Mars Music and was invited to perform at Lilith Fair in 1999.
Friends Jay Memory and Bubba Dean, who perform as Memory Dean, invited Nettles to sing on their 1999 release Still Hungry Souls. The video for the song won a CMT Music Award in 2006 for Collaborative Video Of The Year.
Speculation is rampant that the singer best known for hit songs like Setting the World on Fire, Come Over, Anything but Mine or I Go Back is expecting a baby with long-time partner after she was spotted with a prominent stomach bulge on Sunday evening (September 1, 2019), during romantic dinner date nearby his place.