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Grammy-Winning Recording Artist Kristian Bush Pens Original Songs For World-Premiere New Play “Troubadour”

March 28, 2016

Nashville, TN – (March 28, 2016) – GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush has penned a set of original songs for Janece Shaffer’s new play Troubadour, which will stage its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, January 18-February 12, 2017. A romantic comedy set in 1950s Nashville, Troubadour follows the son of a country music legend who joins forces with a singer-songwriter and a rodeo tailor to carry on his father’s legacy. As the story unfolds, a revolution is born, and country music is changed forever — with Bush’s period-accurate tunes guiding the way.

“Writing the throwback country songs for Troubadour was exciting, especially for an East Tennessee boy like me,” says Bush. “It was a joy discovering these characters, and a wonderful challenge to try and create hit songs for each of them that would fit in the authentic timeline of the story.”
Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer wrote the script with music from Bush and direction by Susan V. Booth. For tickets and information, visit or call 404.733.5000.
Bush recently premiered his love song “Forever Now (Say Yes),” which is featured as the new theme for the hit TV TLC series Say Yes to the Dress. Signed to BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records, Bush is already in the studio working on the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut solo album, SOUTHERN GRAVITY. Released in 2015, SOUTHERN GRAVITY hit the Top 10 of Rolling Stone Country’s Best of 2015 list and won international raves for its feel-good commercial country sound. Its first single, the irresistible “Trailer Hitch,” reached the Top 20 — making Bush only the fifth artist in the past three decades to hit that mark after first finding success as part of a duo. Bush, who produced the album alongside longtime engineer Tom Tapley, also co-wrote all 12 tracks, including buzzy sophomore single “Light Me Up.”
GRAMMY-winning recording artist Kristian 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; 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. Bush is serving as a celebrity ambassador for Goodwill Industries International, with “Trailer Hitch” featured as the centerpiece of their #GiveItAway campaign. Bush is also the focus of NASH TV Films’ first-ever documentary WALK TALL: The Journey Of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, which aired in 80 markets nationwide.
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