Review: Sugarland-It Happens


I’m quite new to the whole country music genre thanks to the overtly talented Taylor Swift, but i must say that in my 22 years of existence that there were a couple of times where an oddly strange music that reached my ears that is predominantly used to hearing pop, rock, and ballads. so anyway, even though I’m a new fan of the country music, i have definitely heard of the duo from Atlanta, Georgia. One of my all time favorite live performances ever was in 2007 AMAs where Sugarland and Beyonce performed her hugely popular song “Irreplaceable”, Country Style. i have never appreciated that song until that very moment when Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland did her own take of the song. and up to this very moment, i sing that particular song in that genre. not RnB, but country.

The First time i heard “It Happens” was during the opening number of the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards. it is strangely addicting.

the song is up-tempo that one can’t help but bust their move while singing and listening to the song. it tells about a person starting her day on a sour note. the normal things; missing the alarm, getting up late for work, no breakfast, busting your car, and even strange and awkward encounters with the ex-es. but beyond the things and what-nots of the lyrics, it tells that SHIT HAPPENS on everyday life, and that we have absolutely no control of whats going to happen. and it could happen to anyone. we can’t plan everything. So let’s just try to laugh it all off. Ignore it? No. but there are things out there that are bigger than shits, and dwelling on the stuffs will just create more drama.

It really is an uplifting song delivered in a fun and playful manner. and the message? it is fairly simple but it is the simple things that we tend to overlook.

” Ain’t no rhyme or reason

No complicated meanin’

Ain’t no need to overthink it

Let go laughin’

Life don’t go quite like you planned it

We try so hard to understand it

The irrefutable, indisputable fact is

It happens ”

sugarlandFrom the album “Love on the Inside”

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  1. As someone who’s written wonderful words about the great music that’s still being made – first I’d like to tell you thank you.

    I’ve been singer-songwriter Ellis Paul’s friend and manager since 1992 and his music, words and friendship are jewels in my life. Upon examining the state of the music industry, Ellis and I have realized that far and away the most important connections that we have are not at all on the business side of the equation – it’s the people that love Ellis’ music, and music in general. They’re more important than the biggest retailer or the most powerful radio station – so we’re starting a campaign to empower the people.

    Ellis’ new album, “The Day After Everything Changed”, has 5 songs on the album co-written by Kristian Bush from the Grammy Award winning country duo Sugarland. Additionally, this album was completely funded by his fans, and is truly one of the finest Ellis has ever recorded. Many of Ellis’ fans and folks passionate about great songwriting don’t even know that it’s been released. So if you’d like to help support a truly independent artist – here’s how. The lead single track on TDAEC is “Annalee”, and if you go to you can download “Annalee” for free. Unlike so many other free song offers – you don’t have to give us your email, sign up or register for anything at all. It’s free for the taking. The small favor we would ask? Please share it with any and all of your friends that would enjoy Ellis’ music. This would help our efforts and help spread the music. This truly is a campaign about the power of the people in the support of independent music and artists.

    Please stay in touch.

    And thank you.

    Ralph Jaccodine, Manager

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