jennifer nettles getty Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles embarking on solo careerAnd then there was one.

Jennifer Nettles, the famed vocalist of superstar country duo Sugarland, announced on Friday (May 17) that she is in the midst of production on her first album as a solo artist, due out this fall.

The new mom (Nettles welcomed baby boy Magnus in December 2012) revealed that she is currently in the studio with Rick Rubin, the storied uber-producer who has worked with everyone from Johnny Cash, Jay-Z, Lana Del Rey, Adele and the Dixie Chicks. “I am absolutely thrilled and wholly proud to be working with Rick,” Nettles said in a statement. “If you ask any musician who is on their producer ‘bucket list,’ Rick would be on each and every one.”

What this means for the future of Sugarland and Nettles’ partner in crime, Kristian Bush, remains to be seen.

Are you looking forward to Nettles’ going solo? Or do you prefer her with Bush?

Posted by:Billy Nilles