Jennifer Nettles admits that 2011 has been a “tumultuous” year for Sugarland.  After winning a fifth consecutive Vocal Duo of the Year award Wednesday night at the CMA Awards, Jennifer talked about the group’s future to reporters backstage.

“We are taking a few months just to chill and relax and sleep in our own beds and contemplate how we want to approach what’s next.'' The break is long overdue considering they have been on the road for  two straight years with the Incredible Machine Tour, punctuated by last August’s stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.

Time away may give Jennifer time to think about the future of Sugarland. During Tuesday night’s interview with Robin Roberts on ABC, Nettles said that she’d love to record a SOLO record, but quickly followed that up by saying that she and Bush are very supportive of each other

“We’ve been supportive of each other from the beginning and we already have other projects that we work in ourselves,” she said. Jennifer often writes with other people and has an interest in theater. Bush writes on his own AND  is a talented record producer.

Watch Jennifer Nettles’ Interview with Robin Roberts