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kristen hall sues sugarland

from an associated press article a few days ago:

A founder of the country band Sugarland is suing the two current members of the popular group for $1.5 million.

According to a lawsuit filed late last month in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, Kristen Hall was to get a cut of the group’s profits even after she left in 2005 for a solo career. The lawsuit says Hall, who founded the band in 2002, has an agreement with Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush to equally share profits and losses.

Hall says in the lawsuit that she has been excluded from the group’s profits since she left.

this somehow seems un-kristen-like to me, but i suppose she’s entitled to the money if they promised it to her. does this mean that she should continue to share in profits only from work when she was with the band, or that she should get a share of the profit for work that sugarland did after she left? i can’t say that it makes sense to get money for work you haven’t performed, so to speak, but if that’s what they agreed on then give her the money.

i hope she has that in writing.


  1. Anne

    well…isn’t THAT convenient…wonder if the song had flopped if she would have stepped forward with her pocket book open to offer to pay her share of the losses for recording and all those expenses…LMAO…not…if she wrote it, give her a payout and thank her for her input and kindly ask for her signature to exclude her for any further litigation and tell her to have a nice life.

    Posted on 12-Apr-09 at 5:52 am | Permalink
  2. Hal Bray

    These comments are super uninformed. Kristen was forced out of the band by anti gay studio execs that felt that her image did not match what they were trying to market. They are lucky that she is not sueing for more. Shame on all of Nashville for continuing to support Sugarland.

    Posted on 20-Jan-11 at 10:05 am | Permalink
  3. Hi Hal,

    Thanks for stopping by. You seem to know a bit about the story. Care to expand?

    I will say that it’s a bit hard for me to believe that everyone was shocked, shocked to discover that Kristen (who was out) was a lesbian.

    Posted on 22-Jan-11 at 6:22 am | Permalink

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