No conversation about underrated country artists is ever complete without mentioning American singer and songwriter – Jennifer Nettles. The musician is best known for being the lead singer of Sugarland – an American country music duo founded in 2002 which also includes Kristian Bush.

Prior to joining Sugarland, she was a member of “Soul Miner’s Daughter” and the “Jennifer Nettles Band”, an Atlanta-based group which she led. Jennifer also made her music hit the charts, most notably when she performed as a duet partner on the country version of the Bon Jovi song – Who Says You Can’t Go Home? The song reached number one on the Billboard Country charts.

Bio & Age of Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Odessa Nettles was born on September 12, 1974 in Douglas, a small town in Georgia, where she was also raised. She attended Coffee High School, a public high school located in Douglas, Georgia.

Jennifer attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, where she studied sociology and anthropology and graduated in 1997.

Career and beginnings

Jennifer Nettles got her start performing at her Southern Baptist Church, school assemblies and also in community theater. She was also a member of a performing arts group, the Georgia 4-H’s Clovers & Company, from 1986 to 1993.

In college, she met Cory Jones, a student at the University of Georgia, and they formed “The Soul Miner’s Daughter” together. The duo released two albums: Hallelujah in 1998 and The Sacred and Profane in 1996. Both albums featured songs written collaboratively by the two artists.

In 1999, the group was invited to perform at the Atlanta installment of Lilith Fair, a traveling music festival, and concert tour. That same year, Jennifer formed the Jennifer Nettles Band. The group included Brad Sikes, Wesley Lupold, Mike Cebulki and Scott Nicholson. Together they have released two live albums and three studio albums.

They also took part in Mars Music’s “The Big Deal, A $100,000 Music Search” and won awards from over 2,000 bands.

In 2003, she joined the group Sugarland which consists of Kristian Bush and Kristen Hall. In 2006, Kristen Hall left the group, leaving Jennifer and Kristian to perform as a duo. In 2006, the band was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category.

In 2008, they were nominated in three categories for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards and ultimately won Best Country Performance for a Duo or Group and Best Country Song.

The rest, as they say, is history, as Sugarland became a respected and critically acclaimed country music group.

Husband and personal life

Jennifer Nettles’ first marriage was to Todd VanSickle in 1998. The two lasted almost ten years together but finally divorced in 2007. Shortly after, she had a relationship with Justin Miller and, after two years together , they married on November 26, 2011 in a sunset ceremony in East Tennessee at a Blackberry farm.

On June 18, 2012, Jennifer and Justin announced that they were expecting their first child together. Their son, Magnus, was then born on December 6, 2012.

Jennifer Nettles Height and Body Net Worth

Jennifer Nettles has a particularly slim frame. His height is listed at 5ft 4in while his weight is 51kg (112.5lbs) which explains his short stature. Her other measurements are 35-24-36 inches, her dress size is 6 (US) or 36 (EU), her bra size is 34A, and her shoe size is 8 (US).

The musician often works to maintain her figure. Her favorite yoga is yoga, ideal for toning the body. She often goes to the gym and does circuit training, which involves core training, weight training, and a treadmill.

Net value

Jennifer Nettles has an impressive net worth of $20 million. This amount is certainly well deserved based on her performance since 1996. The singer works hard and hasn’t stopped succeeding. She is undeniably one of the hardest working singers in the country music industry and she is striving to create a career that she is proud of. With several successful albums and charting songs, it’s safe to say that she serves up every penny of her total net worth.