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Grammy-winning country duo Sugarland — Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush — will bring their pop-country sound to Cricket Wireless Pavilion in support of their platinum-selling third disc, Love on the Inside, which hit number one on the Billboard 200 and has sold 2 million albums so far. They're not stopping there: The group has been in the studio wrapping up its fourth album, tentatively titled The Incredible Machine. While the duo hasn't announced a release date, Nettles has hinted that she hopes fans will hear new material this fall. "This time, we wanted to be lean and clean with it and make conscious choices going into it," Nettles recently told Billboard.com. "If we felt like one [song] wasn't working, we didn't finish it. From a writing standpoint, we've really been able to grow. And for me as a singer, you want to evolve. You paint with a lot of emotional colors and you don't want to sing the same thing or sing the same way." Country singer and professional dancer Julianne Hough, who scored two consecutive wins on Dancing with the Stars, will open the show along with Vonda Shepard, who is best known as the featured performer on Fox's long-dead dramedy Ally McBeal.