Sugarland – Duo to Perform at Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Become one of the hottest duo’s in country. Check. Perform on the CMA’s. Check. Put on a sepcial concert to help the victims of the Indianna State Fair stage collapse. Check. Perform at half-time of this year’s Super Bowl. Well, not yet, but probably. And finally, just for the heck of it, perform in Oslo Norway to honor the newest Nobel Peace Prize winners. Check.
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will be heading to Norway in December to take part in the star-studded concert. Others scheduled to appear at the concert include Jill Scott, David Gray, Matthew Morrison, Ellie Goulding and World Youth Choir.
The Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize will be held the day before the concert. There will be three recipients for the honor this year: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman.
Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking ‘wow, I wonder if Sugarland is the only country act to have appeared at a concert in Oslo for such a prestigious honor?’. Nope. In fact, others invited include Shania Twain, Lee Ann Womack, Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley and Toby Keith.
The concept of a concert honoring the Nobel Peace Prize recipients is actually fairly new. This will only be the 18th year for the annual event.
Working for good around the country and the world is actually not that new for Sugarland. For quite some time, Sugarland has donated One Dollar from every concert ticket they sell to the Shalom Faoundation to aid needy children with health care.
Organizers of the event are expecting a sell-out with about 6 thousand attendees. The concert, broadcast live form the Oslo Spektrum will be broadcast to some 120 countries. To get more information on the entire ceremony and events, please feel free to visit the Nobel Committee website here.