It's been nearly four years since Jennifer Nettles revealed that she started working on solo material apart from Sugarland. Three solo albums later, including 2014's That Girl, 2016's Playing with Fire and To Celebrate Christmas, the singer says she is comfortable on her own.
Great country women like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Reba McEntire left an indelible mark on the genre, changing the rules and tilting the balance back toward fair and equal. A generation or two later, a dozen modern country stars and newcomers are doing the same thing.
Dolly Parton will return to television screens across the country this holiday season. The singer's family story continues in late November with the NBC television movie Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.