Here, assembled for your reading and viewing pleasure, are the members of the Sugarland band…
Annie Clements – Bass, vocals
Annie joined Sugarland in February of 2006. Previously, she toured with several notable acts from her home town of New Orleans including The Sons of William and Theresa Andersson. In addition to her work with Sugarland, Annie sings background vocals on sessions in Nashville, works as a new media marketer for progressive production company Sorted Noise, designs jewelry for her merchandise company “Clementine Industries,” and is working towards a second degree from the Berklee College of Music, this time in Music Business and Marketing. You can hear Annie’s bass and vocals on Sugarland’s hits “Life in a Northern Town” and “Everyday America,” as well as vocals on Sugarland’s number one “Already Gone.”
Annie loves getting to share the stage with such a fantastic group of musicians. But more than that, she enjoys getting to spend her time with such a great gang of folks. When she’s not on the bus laughing at Scott’s jokes or on the internet interacting with fans, you can find her on the treadmill flipping through a magazine, in catering sipping tea, or in a van on the streets trying to track down the closest Starbucks…
For more on Annie, visit her official website: annieclementsmusic.com
Scott Patton – Lead guitar, band leader
Scott began his musical career as a studio player, producer/engineer in Atlanta, GA. You can find his credits on a wide variety of recordings that range from Atlanta’s Urban acts, Arrested Development and The A-town Players (Wassup Wassup) to Pop craftsmiths Butch Walker and California’s Jellyfish as well as Singer/Songwriters such as Edwin McCain and Jennifer Nettles band that led to his current position as Band Leader for the Grammy award winning Sugarland. Scott continues to write and record as well as keeping up a steady stream of albums with his own band, Ten Story Relapse.
For more on Scott, visit his official website: scottpattonmusic.com
Thad Beaty – Guitar, vocals
In conjunction with his production company Sorted Noise, Thad has writing, performing and production credits on records surpassing 10 million in sales, including credits on Grammy nominated records as well as individually nominated songs. Born outside of Jackson Mississippi, Thad relocated to Nashville where he continues to pursue his career as a writer, performer and producer, joining Sugarland in 2006. Thad has multiple multiple Billboard charting writing credits; highlights include cuts for Little Big Town’s platinum selling “The Road to Here,” a four month Top Ten for Kimberly Locke, and “Here With Me” – a #1 on the CHR chart for Plumb which spawned a remix that became Europe’s Dance Anthem of the Year.
Along with longtime friend Jason Collum, Thad runs the Nashville-based progressive marketing and production company Sorted Noise. Built around the concept of “Artist Positioning,” Sorted Noise partners with Artists to discover their unique story and is on the forefront of a new concept of Artist Development. To date, they’ve had over 75 placements in film and television including shows like The Hills and Grey’s Anatomy.
For more on Thad, visit the Sorted Noise website: www.sortednoise.com
Travis A. McNabb: Drums, vocals
Travis is a third-generation musician from New Orleans, Louisiana. His musical approach is a gumbo of his grandfathers bluegrass, his fathers rock music and the funk and second line rhythms of his beloved hometown. Being the eldest of the Sugargang, he’s played in many bands and on countless recording sessions over the years, most notably (aside from Sugarland) as a member of platinum selling pop/rock/alternative band Better Than Ezra, of which he was a member for 13 years. Travis feels very fortunate to have lived the ‘Rock and Roll Dream’ of selling millions of records and playing to countless people all over the world, all the while working as a session musician, helping artists and producers bring their creative vision to life in the recording studio.
After playing on a recording session for Sugarland in July of 2007, he accepted the offer to join the band on tour in August of that year. He loves the great group of people that make up this Sugar-family and is appreciative of getting to make music and live life with them.
For more on Travis, visit: www.travismcnabb.com
Brandon Bush: Keyboards, accordion, percussion, vocals
From an ambitious childhood activity schedule that included gymnastics, ballet and a failed attempt at T-Ball, it was violin lessons at the age of four that piqued the interest of Brandon. With the support and encouragement of his musical co-conspirator brother, his parents and a slew of fantastic music teachers, a mere interest in music evolved into a full time profession. As a studio musician, Brandon has performed on over 100 recordings including Grammy nominated and winning releases by John Mayer, Sugarland and Shawn Mullins. As a member of the multi-platinum selling rock band Train, Brandon toured the world indulging in his life long rock and roll fantasy of performing a keyboard solo on a smoke emitting Moog synthesizer.
With a sweet tooth to challenge the Cookie Monster himself, Brandon can often be found hovering over the bread pudding in catering while on the road with Sugarland. He can also be heard streaming the airwaves weekly on his weekly radio show at AM1690, Mondays 5-7pm est. at www.1690wmlb.com.
You can find more information about Brandon’s life at www.brandonbush.com