Kristen Hall is Sugarland founding member who after leaving the group to focus on writing songs sued the super successful country band. Learn all about Kristen, why she left that band and the outcome of the lawsuit.
Sugarland founding member Kristen Hall left the band back in 2005. Then in 2008 Hall filed a lawsuit against Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles the band’s remaining members claiming she was cut out of some of the group’s profits. Kristen, who played a big role in bringing the group together, was demanding one third of the groups profits because of her key role in not only forming the band but their huge success with their debut album. According to Monsters & Critics a $14 million dollar settlement has been reached, wow that is some serious money!
In terms of a biography this is what we know about Hall. The Michigan born crooner got her start as a guitar tech for the all girl group Indigo Girls. She has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was a teenager.
Well before she found success with the band that made her famous, Kristen was known for her killer acoustic sets that she played as a folk singer. She even had a homemade debut album, Real Life Stuff, years before she found success in Nashville.
It was an ironic twist of events that led her to team up with Bush, who was also a folk singer and Nettles, who was known for her amazing voice and stage presence. Hall was looking to work with other songwriters in the Nashville area and everything she learned seem to lead her to Nettles but the two ladies did not click at all in the beginning. In fact it wasn’t until after Hall had teamed up with Bush that Nettles was brought in for lead vocals that the magic began to happen. The trio got together in 2001.
Kristen Hall is Sugarland founding member and one heck of a talented lady