Guitarist Thad Beaty Proves That Music Moves

Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM

A note from Jennifer & Kristian:


Our guitarist, Thad Beaty, is out in Arizona competing in his first ever Ironman Triathlon. He is racing to raise funds in the name of our dear guitar tech, Kevin Quigley, who lost his battle with cancer this year. If you feel inspired to pledge and raise your holiday karma, check out the links below. You can also go online and watch Thad's journey through the race.


Go get 'em Thad! We are so proud of you. You are an Ironman with a heart of gold!

Jennifer and Kristian


If you would like to take a moment and help out Thad's cause visit his official Ironman page here to read his full story and donate to MusiCares.


Learn more about Thad's story here:


  1. Robyn avatar

    On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Robyn said:

    this Is why we love you guys so much everything you do comes from the heart, thank you so much !!

  2. Johnfromsoutherncalifornia avatar

    On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM, Johnfromsoutherncalifornia said:

    P.S. I am a ironman in SPIRIT and I can still rock like Ozzy!!!(Ironman....get it?)HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYBODY IN SUGARLAND.......LOVE......John

  3. Johnfromsoutherncalifornia avatar

    On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 10:50 PM, Johnfromsoutherncalifornia said:

    Okay.......if I swam for 1 hour and 6 minutes in competition against other swimmers i would probably drown and they would have to pull me from the water because I couldn't walk out of the ocean on my own! Oh,,,,and then you want me to ride a bike a loooong way and then when I am done with that you want me to run a looooog way too....for my best time EVER!!! WHAT???Who are these people and WHY would they do such a thing?Oh.....they are Ironmen....more like crazy men if you know what I mean.I was young once....I can barely remember it was such a loooong time ago.Did I tell you I knew Abraham Lincoln.....personally?When i was young dinosaurs roamed the earth!(ask my wife!)Instead of running in a ironman event we ran from the dinosaurs so we wouldn't be......eaten! The T-Rex was the worst.........the rocker not the dinosaur!(I told you I am old)I am older and wiser now.I have a motorboat(LBT)so I don't have to swim.I don't need to ride a bike or run because I own a car.I am getting tired of just thinking about this activity! I think I will go take a nap and get over it!!! Way to go Thad......better you than me!!! All the best to you.....John

  4. Tom avatar

    On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 4:35 AM, Tom said:

    Thad Thats a Huge Accomplishment for a Huge Cause! Thank you!

  5. MQA avatar

    On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM, MQA said:

    A huge thank you to Sugarland and Thad. Thad is rocking his Ironman. He has completed the swim, and bike portion and just past the 10 mile mark on the run. Praying he finishes safely and continues at this awesome pace. Kevin meant the world to us and it is inspiring that you are sharing and committing random acts of kindness in his name and in the name of many others. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We should all learn and live through examples such as yours.--another Quigley Fan

  6. Quigley Family avatar

    On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 10:34 PM, Quigley Family said:

    Love makes the world go 'round and Sugarland continues to share. We are forever grateful for your love....The Quigley Family

  7. Johnfromsoutherncalifornia avatar

    On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM, Johnfromsoutherncalifornia said:

    Thanks Thad for all the countless hours of entertainment you and Sugarland have givin me over the years! I made a donation for you and Kevin because cancer must be defeated.I look foward to seeing you at a future Sugarland concert! Your friend....John

  8. DBodmer19 avatar

    On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM, DBodmer19 said:

    Jennifer & Kristian,
    My family absolutely loves Thad and Annie! They are such strong role models for my daughters Megan and Katie! You are so lucky to have them with your when you travel out. Happy Thanksgiving and Jennifer, we are all sending you well wishes are you wait for your arrival!!!


    Dave, Kellie, Megan and Katie
    Oxford, NJ

  9. Sweetpeach avatar

    On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Sweetpeach said:

    This is why I love the Sugarland family. We always help each other.

  10. sugarlandfan33 avatar

    On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 5:11 AM, sugarlandfan33 said:

    awww best band in the world and sorry to hear about your gutair tech but hes watching over yall and is so proud :)

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