From the stage, Kristian Bush told the crowd and fans at home: “Thanks to Gale Gelman, Helen Rollins, Luke Lewis and everybody at Mercury Records. This is the first award that we’ve ever won ever. How exciting to represent everybody in country music.”
Member Jennifer Nettles added: “It means nothing without all you at home; thank you, fans, especially thank you, fans!”
The much-loved Eddie’s Attic vets seemed genuinely shocked by the award.
According to Sugarland’s Web site, the band’s third member, Kristen Hall, didn’t make the Left Coast ceremonies Tuesday, opting to stay home because “she wasn’t feeling well.”
Meanwhile, the band’s single “Baby Girl” is up for country radio song of the year at this year’s Radio Music Awards due to be televised Dec. 19 on NBC.
And needless to say, a few Grammy nominations could also be in the offing this winter.
Other winners at the AMAs: Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s Child, Green Day and Mariah Carey.