Country stars Sugarland are planning a break from the spotlight after experiencing "a tumultuous year" in 2011.
The hitmakers, comprised of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, will take a few months off to rest before they begin writing their next album, the follow-up to their chart-topping disc The Incredible MAChine.
Nettles says, "We're in the writing - actually, we're in the resting process. Let's be really frank. We just got off tour two weeks ago after two years of being on the Incredible MAChine Tour, and obviously after quite a tumultuous year, to say the least, we are taking a few months just to chill and relax and sleep in our own beds and contemplate how we want to approach what's next."
Nettles and Bush were both left devastated in August (11) after seven concertgoers were killed at the Indiana State Fair when a thunderstorm brought their concert stage crashing down. Another 45 were injured in the tragedy.