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What does Jennifer Nettles have that I don’t?

Well, she has a lot that I don’t have, but mainly her powerful and unique voice. Through her songs “Stay” (Sugarland) and “That Girl,” she’s proven to be one of the top voices in all of country music.

How did she prove this? Well, she earned the spot to sing the National Anthem at the University of Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech football game on September 10. Her performance that night showed everyone watching that she’s one of the best female singers in the country music world right now.

You know when the singer of the National Anthem is just, you know, meh? It’s rough to try and concentrate on the wonderful words of the song. In this case, however, from the very first syllable of the very first note, she hooked the people with her every word.

Behind her, people on the field rolled out a giant American flag while the fans held up red, white, and blue signs. A flag appeared to be covering the whole crowd.

Check out Nettles’ performance for yourself:

The Grammy Award-winning singer recently dropped her debut album, “Playing With Fire” on Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift’s label). 

As if a Grammy was not enough. She’s also earned five ASCAP songwriting awards, an ACM Award, and a CMA Award for the No. 1 Platinum song, “Stay.” 

In 2009 at the ACM Awards, she took home the “Crystal Milestone Award,” which is for being the first female artist to be the only songwriter of an ACM “Song of the Year” since 1972.

She’s got the vocals — we’ve already discussed that. But she’s got the energy as well. She performed with icons like Beyonce, Bon Jovi, John Legend, Katy Perry, and many more.

Let’s keep going with what she’s done.

She joined Broadway as Roxy Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago, which broke records and entertained many crowds. She also earned a spot in the cast for Dolly Parton’s television biopic, “Coat of Many Colors,” which aired December 2015 on NBC with top-notch reviews.

Did I mention she’s also the lead singer for the duo Sugarland? Shouldn’t you already know that?

The band climbed to fame in 2004, earning eight No. 1 singles, over 22 million record sales worldwide, and, of course, awards upon awards (Grammys, AMA, ACM, etc.). And she’s not stopping anytime soon.

Moreover, she’s now getting ready for Christmas with her first holiday album, “To Celebrate Christmas,” which is set to drop October 28. It has 10 tracks and people expect it to be a good one, which will include anthems and traditional Christmas songs.

Per, the album “shines with dynamic harmonies with Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel on ‘Little Drummer Boy,’ and the Jazz-influenced melody alongside American-soul sensation Andra Day on ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.’ Friend and mentor – angelic icon Dolly Parton – penned ‘Circle Of Love’ and teased the news of ‘To Celebrate Christmas’.”

Nettles will also be one of the star actors in the NBC television special based on Parton’s life. It’s called ‘Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,’ and it’s the sequel to ‘Coat of Many Colors.’

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