Kristian Bush takes the lead on debut solo single ‘Trailer Hitch’

After revealing his debut solo single in recent weeks on Rolling Stone Country, GRAMMY-award winning artist Kristian Bush took the lead with “Trailer Hitch” hitting Country radio and digital retailers nationwide.

Named USA Today's "Song of the Week," the infectious tune is was third most added single at Mediabase with 32 first week stations. "Trailer Hitch" brings Bush’s voice front-and-center and is the lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album. Executive produced by Byron Gallimore, the album will be released on Streamsound Records.

Bush has Coweta connections. He visited in April at Central Educational Center in Newnan in the class of Dr. Lynn Schenbeck. The founding member of the country duo Sugarland spoke candidly with them about having a full-time career in the music business.

Bush and Schenbeck know each other from the Atlanta chapter of the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. NARAS is the group responsible for the Grammy Awards. Both Bush and Schenbeck serve with the Atlanta chapter and are voting members.

In the early years of the Sugarland duo, Bush and partner Jennifer Nettles recorded a video in Senoia at what was then Riverwood Studios, now Raleigh Studios Atlanta. "This song has three of my favorite things in it: a beat that never stops, a message that lies underneath, and some of my best friends writing and playing it with me. There is so much joy in this new beginning, in watching people’s eyes when they discover my voice, and in watching them dance when they discover this song. I am thrilled to use this as an introduction to who I am as a solo artist,” said Bush of his new single. Written by Bush along with his brother Brandon Bush and Tim Owens, “Trailer Hitch,” is a clever and light-hearted tune that subtly carries the message of enjoying the gift of giving back over the desire for materials things.

Music critics across the country have embraced Bush’s solo debut with rave reviews:

“The grainy, gravelly voice that was sublimated in Sugarland is presented with front-and-center clarity.” – Billboard

“Sugar-less but oh so sweet.” – The Boston Globe "'Trailer Hitch' has a loose, carefree vibe and extolls the virtues of living for today.” – Country Weekly Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early '90s, releasing a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (self-titled debut and BLOOM). In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including GRAMMYs, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs.

To date, Bush garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent producing/songwriting collaborations include Mike Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Dia Frampton, Ellis Paul, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry. For tour dates and more, visit kristianbush.com .



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