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Sugarland singer said she wept after Ind. stage collapse

November 8, 2011 12:12:50 AM PST
Sugarland's lead singer Jennifer Nettles said she wept after the deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair this summer.

Just last August, it was a terrifying moment when an outdoor stage was ripped apart in high winds and collapsed. When it was over, seven people were killed and 45 were injured.

The accident occurred just moments before Sugarland was scheduled to take the stage.

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, the duo that make up Sugarland, are an award-winning, top-selling, powerhouse country music pair. The duo is currently in Nashville, rehearsing for Wednesday's CMA awards, where they'll perform with Matt Nathanson.

Nettles also recently sat down with Robin Roberts of "Good Morning America," where she spoke for the first time about the tragedy.

Roberts said Sugarland was about to take the stage when their tour manager said they were going to hold them for a second.

"They're underneath the stage ... so they can feel the roof kind of like shaking, and it wasn't until they got back to the room later that night that they saw what we all saw, the stage collapse," Roberts said.

In the interview set to air Tuesday night on ABC's "In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts," Nettles said she will always be connected with the people who were there that night.

"I mean, there are no, there are no words for that kind of, of tragedy," Nettles told Roberts. "I think any sort of crisis can test our faith and push us to our limits ... there will always be a before that happened, and an after that happened."

Watch "In the Spotlight: All Access Nashville" tonight at 10 p.m. PT on ABC7.

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