Within four months since the band was formed, they landed club gigs and bigger venues that could draw more than 1,000 people.
Sugarland was recently named in a lawsuit filed by survivors of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse in August, which seeks unspecified damages for breach of reasonable care to the victims of the tragedy.
Although the sub-zero temperatures in New York City may have had revelers wishing they were somewhere warm — like, say, “Havana” — performances by Mariah Carey, Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland, along with the always cheery banter of “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest” hosts Ryan Seacrest and Jenny Mc Carthy kept things moving until the Waterford Crystal Ball dropped at midnight.
The ABC show was packed with musical performances, weaving in pre-taped portions with live numbers that included Jonas entertaining fans gathered at the side of the ABC stage on 46th Street with his song, “Close;” Cabello delivering her sizzling hot hit “Havana” just 12 days before her debut solo album drops; Sugarland reuniting after a six-year hiatus; and last, but certainly not least, the redemption of Carey, who performed a soaring version of “Hero” backed by a choir of local singers. In just the last four weeks, the 25-year-old has left an imprint on the movie world, with a role in the box office smash “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” and writing and performing “Home” for “Ferdinand,” which is up for a Golden Globe Award on Jan. Jonas is also is about to star in “Chaos Walking” alongside Star Wars: The Last Jedi heroine Daisy Ridley and “Spider-Man” lead Tom Holland.
“Funny when you take those moments to live life it does inform the creative process and your ability to jump in and be as present as you can be.
I am thrilled with the launching of 2018 in this way.” Certainly it will be a busy start of the new year, with the Globes just a week away.