Sugarland's new Olympic single goes for the gold: Watch an exclusive preview here!

To commemorate the 2010 Winter Olympics — they start tomorrow, people — AT&T teamed up with acts like Mariah Carey, Three Doors Down, All-American Rejects, and Gloriana for the Team USA Soundtrack, a collection of never-before-released songs designed to get your adrenaline flowing, even though you are not the one racing headfirst down a mountain at 90 mph. You can download the soundtrack off iTunes in the morning, but we’ve got your exclusive preview of Sugarland’s contribution, “Wide Open,” right now. My first reaction? Um, I can see that Jennifer Nettles is singing… but this ain’t no country song.

Your thoughts, Mixers? Looking forward to any of the other tracks in particular? And is it just me, or are the Winter Olympics the most nervous-making two weeks in sports? All that crashing! All that ice! My knees hurt already. U.S.A.!

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  • Carrie

    Country or no…I LOVE Sugarland! I am so ok with this!

    • Reagan

      I know I agree! But she always adds her own style with anything she sings! I love Sugarland!

    • Tammy

      LOVE IT!!!! i think I have listened to it 10 time by now :-)

  • Andy

    her voice is OK once in a while…but i could never listen to her for an entire album

    • T

      You should try it! My mom has never been a huge fan, but she loves “Love on the Inside” and actually lets me play that album without turning it off, haha.

    • Sharlie

      I would listen to Jennifer Nettles the rest of my life if I could only listen to one artist! Her voice is amazing!

    • Tammy

      You should give her last album a try. It’s good.

  • Rachel

    Thank you for tweeting this! I was wondering if there would be some sort of video for this song; glad to see I was right. And yeah, it ain’t country, but I don’t think any Sugarland fans (myself included) care about whether or not it’s country. Jennifer and Kristian are more “pop country” anyway, or in this case, rock country. We’re just glad to have new material before the new album drops this summer.

  • bj25

    i understand that sugarland is a country act, but jennifer has not always been a country singer. i love her voice (and as someone who doesn’t listen to country, i love sugarland’s first album…don’t have any of the others), but i’ve been a fan since her soul miner’s daughter days. if you want some great folk/acoustic/roots music seek them out. she was a powerhouse even back then.

    • Abby

      i totally agree!! i listened to some of her stuff from Jennifer Nettles Band and Soul Miners Daughter and she has some amazing music!

  • Selah

    She’s better than Taylor Swift!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Alan

      There is no comparison. Jennifer Nettles has one of the best voices out there. I could listen to her constantly (and, when listening to “Last Country Song,” DID).

    • Lauren

      THATS WHAT IM SAYING!

    • ruth

      by 200% taylor can not sing.jennifer nettles is good at anything it is a positive note that she can do country, country pop and country rock and still perform it great. There are other country singers that are pop as well, like Faith Hill, Shania
      Twain and they still are considered country. so believe me, jennifer nettles is still country. Listen to her talk.

    • Magdena

      nastyvirussource June 19, 2010 Cassie- that was fantastic you have a rare gift . I mean beiseds your ability to piss off perfect strangers in to a livid rages and then make them think it was their fault.

  • T

    Love Sugarland, love Jennifer and Kristian… I like this song! Love the little allusion to “love on the inside” in the lyrics. That was such a tremendous album. I’m so looking forward to see what they have in store for us next!! Thanks for the exclusive sneak peek!

  • gail blanton

    Loved it!!

  • Abby

    I am the biggest Sugarland fan ever and I do not care if it is country or rock or pop. Jenn and Kristian have such an amazing talent and love for music! I love this video!

    • Ariel

      NBD what is that? Do I need to have seen the movie in question to know?Reply by on August 12th, 2009 at Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 12:55 am@bluepaintred, it stdans for no big deal .Reply by on August 12th, 2009 at Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 1:58 am@Avitable, To be a cool person in the interwebs, that’s something I should have known, huh?Reply by on August 12th, 2009 at Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 8:14 am@bluepaintred, or maybe just draw logical inferences from context.

  • Lori

    Been waiting for them to release a song like this for a while. These two can’t be boxed in by any genre. They can rock out with the best of them.

  • Sarah

    Um…WOW. They NEVER NEVER let me down…I freakin LOVE Sugarland. There are days that I think…they can’t outdo the amazingness that I’m witnessing…then they do this.

    :) SOOOO EXCITED they’re getting some recogniton!

  • Manuel

    wow! an amazing song by one of the best bands of all times :)

  • toddrod

    The guy on piano-Brandon used to be with TRAIN. The Drummer- Travis was with Better Than Ezra. Jennifer and Kristian both know how to rock. You should see them in concert. This band knows how to Bring It!!!!!!!!! Sugarland could easily make a great rock album….

  • Tina

    so is this gonna be available for download? And, for the record, I do not care what genre this lady sings in. As long as Kristen is there with her as she’s singing, she can sing the phone book and I’ll buy it. She’s got one of the best voices out there. And, it irritates me when people try to pigen hole any country singer. Country, the genre as a whole, is more than just ‘country’. It’s has so many different branches that there is always something to appeal to someone if they’d give it a shot.

  • My Team is Canada

    Great songs in support of Team USA Olympians. Love this song.. Sugarland can rock it out! Also love GreenRiverOrdinance’s “Rise Up” Very inspirational check it out.

  • Trish L.

    Another hit!!! Can’t wait to see it during the Olympics–fast paced & exciting!

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