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Kristian Bush

Given birth to and raised in Tennessee, vocalist/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, maker, and one 1 / 2 of Grammy Award-winning nation duo Sugarland, Kristian Merrill Bush grew up just beyond Knoxville in the tiny city of Sevierville, exactly the same Smoky Hill community that gave the entire world Dolly Parton. He produced his musical debut for the violin within the solitary digits, alongside his young brother Brandon, starting for Parton. After switching to acoustic guitar and going to Emory College or university in Atlanta, Georgia, Bush began the folk-rock duo Billy Pilgrim with Andrew Hyra. The set released five albums jointly, including two for Atlantic Information, prior to going their split methods in 2001. He co-founded Sugarland the next year with vocalist Jennifer Nettles and released the to begin an extended string of effective albums and number 1 singles. In Apr 2015 Bush released his initial solo record, the Streamsound Records-issued Southern Gravity, which highlighted the hit one “Truck Hitch.”

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