Platinum-selling country singer Kristian Bush is gearing up for the summer run of his 2014 PUT YOUR SOUL IN IT Tour. Joining Bush on select tour stops will be wild-haired rock goddess and singer/songwriter Michelle Malone. The award-winning guitarist is the newest addition to his five-piece touring band.
“I am honored and thrilled to play with Michelle,” says Bush. “To me, her voice and guitar are the music of Atlanta. I have been learning from her for years, and now it’s exciting to be learning right next to her."
In between shows, Bush is working with longtime producer Byron Gallimore on his forthcoming debut solo album, to be released via Streamsound Records. The lead single, “Trailer Hitch,” from the highly anticipated project will hit country radio nationwide and will be available on iTunes July 28.
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.
ABOUT MICHELLE MALONE: Michelle Malone is an award-winning musician and songwriter who has been playing roots rock and alternative country for over 20 years. Known for her explosive live performances, she has toured, written and/or recorded with John Mayer, ZZ Top & Dave Matthews, amongst others. Over the course of Malone’s decades-spanning career she has released more than a dozen records her latest critically acclaimed effort being 2013’s Acoustic Winter. Malone has received numerous awards including: best album (Atlanta magazine), 2 time best acoustic guitarist (Creative Loafing, IAC), and 5 time female vocalist of the year (Creative Loafing), Best Blues Guitarist (IAC.com), www.michellemalone.com.
Upcoming Tour Dates Include:
June 24 – Del Mar, CA
June 26 – Chicago, IL
June 28 – Nebo, NC
July 4 – Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
July 19 – Cincinnati, OH
July 23 – Salem, OR
July 24 – Costa Mesa, CA
July 25 – Paso Robles, CA
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