Sara Lesher; Erik Lutkins; Tom Tapley; Rob Gal; Bill Lane; Chip Matthews
Kristian Bush; Jennifer Nettles; Byron Gallimore
Number of Discs
37m : 25s
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Kristian Bush (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, background vocals); Jennifer Nettles (vocals, piano, background vocals); Annie Clements (vocals, background vocals); Dan Dugmore (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, dobro, banjo); Thad Beaty (acoustic guitar, banjo, background vocals); Byron Gallimore (electric guitar, upright bass); David Davidson , David Angell (violin); Kristin Wilkinson (viola, strings); John Catchings (cello); Brandon Bush (piano, keyboards, percussion); Travis Aaron McNabb (drums, percussion); Eric Darken (percussion); Vicki Hampton, Robert Bailey , Kim Fleming (background vocals).
Recording information: Southern Tracks, Atlanta, GA; Tree Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Georgia's Sugarland rose to great heights in 2009 - their 2008 album LOVE ON THE INSIDE reached platinum status, they recorded a prime-time network television special called LIVE ON THE INSIDE, which was then released in numerous packages that all sold well, and the group has sold out live shows globally. Therefore it seems to make sense for the group to release yet another stop-gap before the year runs out in lieu of a new studio album. GOLD AND GREEN is a hybrid holiday recording. It contains ten tracks, five of which are Christmas standards including a country boogie version of "Winter Wonderland," a "backwoods" "O Come O Come Emmanuel," and a steeped-in-reverence acoustic version of "Silent Night," sung bilingually in Spanish and English. The other five cuts are originals themed for the holidays. One has to give Sugarland some marks for trying to do something different than a standard-issue Christmas album.
Billboard (p.29) - "Nettles' trademark growl and playfulness on 'Winter Wonderland' and 'Nuttin' for Christmas' are just what the December doctor ordered."