A few months after the group released “Just Might (Make Me Believe)” as a single — notably the only one Hall wrote on her own — Sugarland released a strange statement. 17, 2006, it read, “Kristen has decided that she wants to stay home and write songs, and we support her in that decision.” The change was effective immediately, and the band played their next show without Hall.
Besides Sugarland’s almost unprecedented success out of the gate, this statement ended up being peculiar for another reason: Hall never really released any more music.
Despite her initial inputs — like re-recording “Baby Girl”, which stands out as one of Sugarland’s biggest hits to date — Bush and Nettles claimed that Hall might owe money.
“Even though the person who is cheating might think he or she is getting away with something, they know they aren’t living their highest truth,” she says.The album has sold over three million copies and produced several hits, including “Baby Girl”, “Something More”, and “Just Might (Make Me Believe)”, and Sugarland was nominated for 2006’s Best New Artist Grammy.This sort of immediate success is extremely rare, so why would the band’s founding member leave amidst such wild success?An occupational therapist was hired as a stopgap, but it wasn’t enough, causing Hall to leave.The premise of Hall’s suit was that the band had agreed to split profits with her after she left but had not done so.