Grammy Award winner and one half of platinum-selling country duo Sugarland Kristian Bushhas reunited with longtime producer Byron Gallimore (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw) for his first-ever solo album. The highly anticipated album will be released on Streamsound Records, of which Gallimore is a co-owner.
“I’m so excited to be working with Byron Gallimore again,” shares Bush. “I’m constantly surprised at how creative I feel and how innovative he is every time we hit record.”
Bush and Gallimore previously teamed up for Sugarland’s top-selling studio albums; the 3X Platinum ENJOY THE RIDE, 2X Platinum LOVE ON THE INSIDE and Platinum-certifiedTHE INCREDIBLE MACHINE, as well as their 2009 Christmas collection GOLD AND GREEN.
“After working on four records with Sugarland, I know Kristian’s musical abilities well. He is a great singer, songwriter, and all-around musician. I am thrilled to be working with him on this album and proud to have him as part of our Streamsound Records family,” shares Byron Gallimore. “The music he is getting ready to drop on country radio is some of the most exciting I’ve heard in years.”
Currently, Bush is on the road with his 2014 PUT YOUR SOUL IN IT Tour, backed by a five-piece band. In between shows, he is in the studio working on his forthcoming album. The lead single from the project will hit country radio nationwide this summer.
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, Laura Bell Bundy, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Kristina Train, Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.
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