Sugarland Performs on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving Day means the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and one of the hallmarks of the event is the number of performances it features from artists of all genres.

This year, one of those artists was Sugarland, with group members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush performing atop The Cranberry Cooperative float from Ocean Spray, which featured elements of cranberries, turkey and skiing.

The duo performed their song "Babe," which can be found on their most recent album, Bigger. Taylor Swift wrote the track and is also featured on it, though the pop star did not make a cameo during Thursday's parade.

During the song, Sugarland fans used Twitter to share their excitement.

Several people also commented on Nettles' outfit, with the singer staying warm in the mid 20-degree temperatures with a fur coat.

Others joked about the pairing of the band and their float.

"I would love to know the process that goes into matching musical acts to floats," one user cracked. "Sugarland... well, cranberries can always use some sugar?'"

Nettles recently spoke to about the duo's performance, sharing that she was excited to take part in the annual tradition.

"I'm excited for a number of reasons about this parade!" she said. "Number one, to be in it — I've made the joke that I am in it and on it, because not only am I in the parade by being on the float and doing a performance, but I also wrote a song for Sesame Street that was on this season."

In addition to Sugarland's performance, Nettles' song "This Is My Street" will be the "featured song" from the Sesame Street float, performed by Broadway star Anika Noni Rose.

"I'm so honored and flattered she's going to be singing that song," Nettles said of the Tony-award winning actress.


"So I'm gonna be in the parade, [and] I'm gonna be on the parade," she joked. "It's going to be so much fun!"

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