Hear Jennifer Nettles’ Collaboration With Josh Groban, ‘99 Years’
Jennifer Nettles teamed up with Josh Groban for an earth-shaking new song, "99 Years," which can be found on Groban's recently released album Bridges. The two powerful voices combine in a duet to tell the story of a potential life lived well; readers can press play above to hear the soaring ballad.
Sings Nettles in the second verse of "99 Years," "They built a house of love in the face of worry / But life has a way of rewriting the story / There were times when it looked like nothing could save them / There were times that it looked like nothing could break them." Groban sings lead on the song's first verse, while the two join together for a swelling chorus.
"Will we look back down on 99 years of a wonderful life? / When we laughed and we cried and our love grew stronger with every fight / There'll be a thousand moments for you to say 'I told you' / And a million more for us to say 'I love you'," Groban and Nettles sing, harmonizing hopefully. "So let's look forward to you and I looking back / On 99 years like that."
Groban is one of a number of cross-genre collaborations into which Nettles has ventured, which speaks to her passion for broadening the horizons of country music. She and Sugarland duo partner Kristian Bush got a little help from Taylor Swift and Train frontman Pat Monahan on their latest album, Bigger: Swift and Monahan co-wrote Sugarland's single "Babe," and Swift provides harmonies on the studio version of the song.
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