Kristen Hall

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Kristen Hall
Birth name Kristen Hall
Born (1962-10-24) October 24, 1962 (age 52)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Genres Folk rock, country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Acoustic guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Mercury Nashville (with Sugarland)
Associated acts Kristian Bush
Jennifer Nettles
Courtney Jaye

Kristen Alyson Hall (born October 24, 1962) is an American folk rock singer/songwriter and a founding member of the country music group Sugarland. She had a solo career and released several albums, formed the country band Sugarland, and more recently has been involved in songwriting collaborations with Courtney Jaye.[1]

Association with Sugarland[edit]

Hall formed Sugarland in 2002 with Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, and was co-writer of many of the group’s early hits. Hall left the group in December 2005 after the band's debut album Twice the Speed of Life. Nettles and Bush released a statement that “Kristen has decided that she wants to stay home and write songs, and we support her in that decision."[2] However, rumors swirled that Hall was forced out for image reasons, or that she was paid to leave.[3]

In July 2008, Hall filed a lawsuit for $14 million against Nettles and Bush in the U.S. District Court in Atlanta. She claimed "I started the band, I named the band," and that she bankrolled much of the group's debut album on her credit cards.[4] The case was settled in November 2010.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Shortly after leaving Sugarland, Hall came out as a lesbian.[6]

Discography[edit]

Solo career[edit]

  • Real Life Stuff (1990)
  • Kristen Hall Band Bootleg (1991)
  • Fact & Fiction (1992)
  • Be Careful What You Wish For (1994)
  • Thumbprint (1996)
  • California Made Music (1999)
  • Live at Eddie's Attic (2000)
  • Kristen Hall August 2000 Demos (2001)
  • Katy The Wonder Cub (2008)

Sugarland[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2013/05/06/gac-album-review-courtney-jayes-love-and-forgiveness/
  2. ^ Jenna Vercher (17 November 2006). "Kristen Hall on Why She Left the Band Sugarland". The 9513. 
  3. ^ Billy Dukes. "Remember when Sugarland was a Trio?". Taste of Country. 
  4. ^ Meagan Morris (Nov 15, 2010). "Sugarland's $14 million Lawsuit". She Knows Entertainment. 
  5. ^ GREG BLUESTEIN (14 November 2010). "Sugarland members settle founder's $14M lawsuit". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. 
  6. ^ "Kristen Hall's Sweet Success".