Kristian Bush Performs For The World’s Largest Conference On Volunteering And Service
October 22, 2015
Nashville, TN – (Oct. 22, 2015) – GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush performed throughout the Points Of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service this week (Oct. 19-20) in Houston, TX. Points of Light encourages millions of people each year to take action and change the world, and is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteering and service. This year’s annual conference brought together civic leaders, government officials, and businesses in support of building stronger communities.
Opening the conference, Bush sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” joined by U.S. military veterans and the Mayor of Houston Annise Parker, and headlined that evening’s Welcome To Texas Celebration on the city’s Discovery Green. The following evening, he joined a star-studded cast for a 25th Anniversary Tribute concert honoring former President George H. W. Bush, who founded the Points of Light volunteer initiative in the 90’s. Bush opened the concert with “Walk Tall” – featuring a string arrangement composed specifically for the event by his brother, Brandon Bush – then joined fellow performers Yolanda Adams, The Midtown Men, Kenna, and Dionne Warwick for a finale rendition of the latter’s hit “That’s What Friends Are For.”
About Kristian Bush
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 made his solo debut with catchy Top 20 hit “Trailer Hitch” and his follow-up single “Light Me Up” was spotlighted on APPLE MUSIC, PEOPLE, ETONLINE, and BILLBOARD.COM. Both songs are featured on his critically-acclaimed album SOUTHERN GRAVITY, which COUNTRY WEEKLY named the “feel-good album of the year.” To date, Bush has garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 he founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent collaborations include Bobby Bones, Rita Wilson, Dan Tyminski, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale and more. 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. For more information, visit www.kristianbush.com.
About Points Of Light
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations. Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year, bringing the power of people where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.