Jennifer Nettles Unrecognizable In HBO Comedy, ‘The Righteous Gemstones’

Did you know that Jennifer Nettles has a recurring role in the HBO comedy The Righteous Gemstones? The Sugarland star…

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 28, 2022

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Did you know that Jennifer Nettles has a recurring role in the HBO comedy The Righteous Gemstones?

The Sugarland star plays the role of Aimee-Leigh Gemstone in the series, and while she only appears in a handful of episodes, her character plays an important role in the storyline.  

The Righteous Gemstones stars Danny McBride (Jesse Gemstone), John Goodman (Dr. Eli Gemstone), Edi Patterson (Judy Gemstone) and Adam Devine (Kelvin Gemstone). The sitcom follows the story of a world-renowned televangelist family who has “a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.” 

Aimee-Leigh is the deceased wife of Eli and mother of Jesse, Judy and Kelvin. She appears via flashbacks and in photographs throughout the series. 

 “Aimee-Leigh is pretty natural to me, once I tapped into my Southern Baptist roots,” Nettles admitted in an interview with Gold Derby

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Season two premiered on January 9 and Nettles is set to return as Aimee-Leigh on an all-new episode this Sunday, January 30. 

The GRAMMY-winning star took to Instagram to share her excitement and left fans floored over her complete transformation into her character. 

Jennifer Nettles, John Goodman; Photo via HBO
Jennifer Nettles, John Goodman; Photo via HBO

“Mama says you better put on your best black patton shoes cause it’s Special Service this Sunday on @therighteousgemstones on @hbomax ! Aimee Lee makes her Season 2 debut,” the Georgia native wrote alongside a photo of her sporting huge glasses and a large brown wig. 

“For those of you who don’t know, this is me in my role as Aimee Lee Gemstone on the HBOmax tv series The Righteous Gemstones,” she clarified, adding, “She is an absolute gemstone in all the definitions! Go check it out this Sunday evening at 10:00pm on HBOmax!” 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Nettles gave fans another look at her character on Thursday as she poked fun at her on-set fashion. 

“It’s called BEDTIME FASHUN! Look it up CoolRod. And check it out this Sunday when Aimee Lee comes at’cha in Flashback,” she wrote. 

This Sunday’s episode features a flashback to Christmas 1993. The show debuts at 10 pm ET/PT. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.