Recently reunited country duo Sugarland are dropping a new single this week — penned by none other than Taylor Swift!
The collab came about after the pair — Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush — announced their decision to reform at the CMA Awards in November.
“She was gracious enough to reach out to us when she heard we were coming back together and doing a record,” Bush told ET on the red carpet of the ACM Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. “She said, ‘I have a song, would you like to do it?’ And we said, ‘Uh, yeah!’ I was a little anxious. I didn’t want to mess it up!”
Nettles was slightly less daunted by the prospect of singing one of Swift’s tunes. “She loved it and wanted [us] to be a part of it, which is exciting,” added the country chanteuse. “She said, ‘I have a song,’ and we said, ‘Okay. Send it over.’”
Called “Babe,” the track will be included on the group’s upcoming album, Bigger, due out June 8.
As is often the case with Swift’s songs, fans are hard at work trying to determine the identity of the titular “babe.” Sugarland, however, are staying (relatively) mum on the matter.
“I’m going to close my mouth and let her tell that story. I’m going to let the song tell that story,” Nettles said. “She’s very confessional in what she does with her songwriting. She lives her life out there through it, and you will see.”
“[It] just might be!” Nettles teased. “But you didn’t hear that here. We don’t know. We didn’t ask her, but I’m just saying in the context of the story.”
A break-in at an Australian zoo let 16 kangaroos escape the facility and hop through neighborhoods.
The Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria said CCTV footage shows a man in a mask cutting through a fence and entering the park’s offices to search through drawers and cupboards.
The zoo said the burglar did not locate any money, but the damaged fence allowed up to 16 kangaroos to escape.
Zoo staff searched the streets of Ballarat on Friday to round up the brown kangaroos.
Park owner Greg Parker said the missing kangaroos were believed to have all been located by noon.
“We’re going to do three counts through the day to make sure they’re all back, there’s 80 or so kangaroos in total here,” he told The Courier newspaper.
Parker asked residents to remain on the lookout for brown kangaroos in case any of the marsupials remained on the loose.