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Sugarland’s Kristian Bush releases solo music

Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

Sugarland fans dying to hear some new music are in for a treat – if you live overseas. Kristian Bush has re-launched his own website and music. His brand new solo single “Love Or Money” was released in the United Kingdom and Europe this week. It’s the first solo single released by Kristian, who has been in the music business for over twenty years. The single is available for purchase on all European digital music retailers, including iTunes Europe. For fans worrying on if this means the end of Sugarland, it’s not, the pair decided to take a break from the road while Jennifer Nettles has some time to be a new mom.

Kristian Bush's Love or Money official single cover.

Kristian Bush’s Love or Money official single cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristian released the single in the United Kingdom first since the first time he performed it was on BBC Radio.  He played his first solo show at the first country music festival in England at the O2 Arena. Kristian is working on releasing the single to North America in the near future, but for now, international country music fans actually have something American and Canadian fans don’t. We are, however, able to check out the official lyric video for “Love Or Money” below, so make sure to give it a listen and let us know what you think about Kristian trying his hand at solo music:

 

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush Sells Out Thanksgiving Shows

Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

Sugarland‘s Kristian Bush‘s annual Thanksgiving shows have sold out! He’s once again returning to Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia, and since his show had sold out so quickly, he added a second date on November 26th. Kristian is pretty excited about the demand for his shows, and he shares:

“I’ve been a songwriter my entire life, and Eddie’s is the club where I got my start, so I’m happy to keep on playing for as long as people want to listen. I’m thrilled so many fans want to ring in their holiday season with this show that means so much to me.”

Kristian has also announced his special guests for the shows – frequent collaborator Ellis Paul and Mercury Records newcomer Canaan Smith will join him November 25th, with singer-songwriter Patrick Davis on November 26th.

Tickets for the encore show on November 26th will go on-sale on October 12th at 9 am EST through the venue’s website eddiesattic.com. Fans wanting to make it out to see Kristian better get your tickets fast – the first show sold-out almost immediately.

Kristian, an award winning songwriter, is making his third appearance on the CMA Songwriter Series when it returns to Nashville on Wednesday, Oct 31 (9:00 PM/CT) at Marathon Music Works as part of Country Music Month’s promotions and events leading up the annual CMA Awards on Thursday, Nov 1 where Bush is nominated for CMA Vocal Duo of the Year with his partner Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.

Kristian Bush Writes Song on New The dB’s Album

Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

Kristian Bush, half of the country supergroup Sugarland, has co-wrote a song with Peter Holsapple, the front man in the 80’s group dB’s for the band’s first album in 30 years!  The track in entitled “She Don’t Drive In The Rain Anymore” and appears on the album entitled, Falling Off The Sky, which was released today (June 12).

 

I was fortunate enough to get to hang out a little with Kristian Bush of Sugarland. I had a song idea that I wanted to run by him, so we sat together one afternoon on his tour bus and tossed ideas around. Kristian was able to channel his muse and encourage me to finish the song that became ‘She Won’t Drive in the Rain Anymore.’ It’s probably the most different composition on the entire Falling Off The Sky album, in terms of what people have come to expect from The dB’s songwriting over the past 35-odd years. I’m incredibly grateful to call Kristian a friend, and I’m glad we got the chance to pull this song out of the hat. – Peter Holsapple

Peter is by far one of America’s most natural and unique songwriters. I studied his albums over and over. In a lot of ways, those songs taught me how to write a pop song that never gave up and never gave in…I remember writing it and trying not to freak out, because the voice singing on the sofa across from me as we were tossing melodies and lyrics back and forth was a voice I had known since I was 14…I am convinced that the 14-year-old me locked away some dB’s melody and served it back to the man who gave it to me in the first place. I am grateful and humbled. And I am totally freaking out that there is a new dB’s album and this time, my name is in the liner notes. Dreams do come true! – Kristian Bush

PHOTOS: Sugarland’s Kristian Bush Joins Canaan Smith at Opry

Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

Kristian Bush, one half of country duo Sugarland, joined newcomer Canaan Smith at his Grand Ole Opry performance on Friday night. It was Canaan’s fourth performance at the historic venue, and he invited his friend Kristian on-stage for his single “We Got Us.” It was a big deal for the new singer on the block, who looks up to his label mate.

“Friday night was my fourth performance on the Grand Ole Opry and I gotta say it was the most exciting for me.” Canaan says. “Being on that legendary stage with someone as influential and talented as Kristian Bush was overwhelming. That moment will be hard to top.”

Check out the pictures from their special performance below. Canaan is currently on-tour with Sugarland on the highly interactive “In Your Hands” tour. Their next stop in May 22nd at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

Kristian Bush’s Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

For those of us who still haven’t quite yet figured out what to get friends and family this holiday season, Sugarland‘s Kristian Bush is lending a hand. He’s put together a list of things that he wants this year, along with products that he has and recommends. Items on his list include an iPod/iPhone case, a magazine subscription, colones, iPad apps, and even jackets. Check out Kristian’s list here on the official Sugarland website.

In case you still need more ideas, Kristian also put together a list last year. See his 2010 Christmas gift guide for even more inspiration.

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush performs annual solo show

Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

Both members of super-group Sugarland kept plenty busy over the weekend. Lead singer Jennifer Nettles made waves in the country music community this morning with the announcement that she tied the knot with longtime BF (and former model!) Justin Miller.

Meanwhile, the other half of the duo, Kristian Bush, focused on more music related endeavors, playing his annual solo show at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA. Bush was joined onstage by longtime friend and collaborator Ellis Paul and Bush’s real-life brother and musician in the SugarBand, Brandon.

The show was a bit different than an average SugarShow. The stage was smaller, the setlist was a bit more varied and, as Bush learned the hard way, a guitar tech was NOT in the house when one of his strings broke during the first song.

Sugarland’s official site hinted at the possiblility of show audio next week, but until then check out the full set lists (including some incredible sounding mash-ups!) after the jump:

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush Announces Thanksgiving Solo Show

Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

Kristian Bush has announced plans to once again bring back his annual Thanksgiving solo show to Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia on November 27th. Tickets are on-sale tomorrow at eddiesattic.com at noon EST.

“After the food, the football, the first fire of the season; after the dishes are done and after you sneak one more plate of leftovers and your brain really commits to the reality of the Christmas season, there will be Sunday. It has been my joy for many years to invite some friends, make a poster to spread the word, pull out my books of old songs and new ones, and string up my favorite guitar to play a show at Eddie’s Attic the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This year the tradition continues.”

“Kristian Bush And Friends” tickets start at $25. There is a Sugarpass exclusive late show at 9:30 pm, but the general public can attend the early show at 6:30 pm.

Lineup For Free Riverfront Concerts at CMA Fest Announced

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This year’s CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss this great lineup for the Chevrolet™ Riverfront stage! The lineup for the free daily concerts is packed with more than 50 artists, from Country music legends to the brightest up-and-coming stars.

CMA Award nominees Big & Rich will kick off the festival on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 AM central time. “Big & Rich will bring a great energy to the official start of the Festival, and I know our fans will not want to miss their performance,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Those scheduled to perform at the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage include Frankie Ballard, Big & Rich, Danielle Bradbery, Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Charlie Worsham, and Wynonna.

CMA Songwriters Series returning to Chicago

Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

After a successful night this week in Boston with Miranda Lambert and Kip Moore, the Country Music Association’s (CMA) Songwriter Series will be returning back to Chicago! The new edition, which will take over the popular Joe’s Bar in downtown Chicago on August 1st, will feature hit songwriters Matraca Berg, Sugarland‘s Kristian Bush, and Bobby Pinson. Bob DiPiero will once again serve as the evening’s host.

The event features an intimate, acoustic round-table like setting where each songwriter will take turns sharing the stories behind the hit songs they’ve written and will perform the original versions. It’s a special one-of-a-kind chance for country fans to hear some of the biggest songs in country music from before they were hits.

The event is a pretty exciting one for Kristian, who shares:

“The thing I love most about the CMA Songwriters Series is watching the audience discover new things about songs they’ve known for years. I know I’ve learned more about the songwriting process just by sitting next to the amazing writers in this series. As a bonus, I also love Chicago and Joe’s Bar — I remember the first time I played there and I look forward to playing there again in August, it’s going to be another great night.”

Tickets will go on-sale later today for an early bird price of $15 through joesbar.com. The special price will be in effect until tomorrow (Saturday).

Sugarland Puts Rumors To Rest

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After all sorts of wacky rumors have been circulating for pretty much all of 2012, country music’s superstar duo Sugarland finally decided to make things official. They won’t be breaking up anytime soon. The group, who is made up of expecting mother Jennifer Nettles and songwriter Kristian Bush, wrapped up their innovative and very interactive “In Your Hands” tour this fall. In an exclusive interview with AOL’s The Boot, both members agreed that there is plenty more to come from Sugarland – even if they need to take things a little slower before releasing some new music.

“Jennifer and I are not finished making records. We know that,” Kristian confirms to The Boot. “We’re excited that this a great time to take a little bit of a breather because she’s got to figure out being a mom. We’ve been on the road for a very long time, so there’s no reason we shouldn’t take a little time off. You’ve got to give people space to be a parent. I’m a parent and I know what kind of adjustment that has been for me. I love her more than anything in the world, and I will do whatever it takes to make sure her life adjusts so she can become the best possible mom she can be.”

Jennifer added:

“Right now we’re both in the writing phase and I’m going to take some time with baby and figure that out, hopefully [laughs], and see what’s next musically,” Jennifer said at a recent CMA press event, echoing her bandmate’s sentiments. “We’re both writing separately and doing our separate things and seeing where that’s going to go. Then, I’m going to taking a pause for a little while to be a mom and enjoy this new little one.”

Don’t worry – fans will still be able to see the pair this week when they appear the CMA Awards this Thursday to present. The 46th Annual CMA Awards air live on ABC, beginning at 8:00 PM ET.