Audiences clearly connected with Sugarland's honest-to-goodness approach to life, love and everything in between, a trademark not only of their songs, but of their entire existence. "Our purpose is to make emotions tangible," Jennifer reflects. "To celebrate the human condition with all its victories and heartaches and to have that moment when someone listens to your record or comes to a show and thinks, 'Man, we are the same.'" Adds Kristian: "It's like using your superhuman power to remind everyone that they're just human. Because it is a superhuman experience to walk on stage or to record yourself, but we're all about breaking down that wall and making a connection that resonates."
True to that sentiment, Sugarland, with the help of producer Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack), deliver the same ferocity on Enjoy The Ride. From the catchy coming-of-age kick-off single and chart-topping "Want To," to the reflective rocker "County Line" and the hopelessly optimistic "One Blue Sky," the combination of Jennifer's powerhouse country-soul voice with Kristian's passionate harmonies and deep-rooted musicality hits home, even if these two road veterans, each with a decade of club experience behind them, hardly ever see theirs. "If we can't go home, we do in our minds," Kristian explains of their songwriting process, which on this record, includes collaborations with country artist Bobby Pinson ("Want To"), Brad Paisley's co-writer Tim Owens ("Settlin), old pal Jeff Cohen (April Showers) and Nashville local Lisa Carver (One Blue Sky, Everyday America, County Line, These Are The Days). "There's a sense of nostalgia," Jennifer continues. "You pull from the time when you were figuring out who you are as a person. Like in 'Want To,' it's not only a story of falling in love, it's about that moment or a choice that could change your life. And with 'County Line,' it's about a place where you have your first kiss or get in a fight or talk about football and that time when you felt most free."
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Added by Insight on May 22, 2007