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Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameKristian Merrill Bush

Mini Bio (1)

Kristian Bush was born on March 14, 1970 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Kristian Merrill Bush. He was previously married to Jill Bush.

Spouse (1)

Jill Bush (1999 - 2011) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (22)

Was a member of the folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim, from 1990 to 2001.
Brother of Brandon Bush, a member of the rock band, Train.
Has a son, named Tucker and a daughter, named Camille.
Is a member of the Bush's Baked Bean family but does not like baked beans.
Is the great grandson of A.J. Bush, founder of Bush Brothers and Company (Bush's Baked Beans); the family sold the company when Kristian was a child.
In high school he began writing his own songs and recording homemade albums with brother Brandon, former member of rock band Train, also the keyboardist in the Sugarland band.
Bush attended Avon Old Farms Boarding School in Avon, Connecticut, graduating in 1988. He then went on to attend Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he majored in Creative Writing.
Is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.
Best known for being one half of international super-duo Sugarland, along side partner Jennifer Nettles.
Bush was raised outside of Knoxville in Sevierville, Tennessee, a small town at the base of the Smoky Mountains that was also the hometown of Dolly Parton.
Picked up his first violin at the age of four and was classically trained under the Suzuki method. Eventually gravitated toward the guitar as a teenager.
Bush began his career in the early '90s forming rock duo Billy Pilgrim with band member Andrew Hyra. They were signed to Atlantic Records and released a pair of studio albums (their 1994 self-titled debut and 1995's Bloom).
Billy Pilgrim earned multiple Top 5 singles on the AAA charts, rotation on VH1 and a reputation as dynamic live performers who traveled from the tiny stage of Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia, to a worldwide tour supporting Melissa Etheridge in 1995.
Bush went on to form Sugarland in 2002, signed with Mercury Records Nashville in 2004, and exploded onto the country music scene with singer Jennifer Nettles.
Sugarland has surpassed sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieved eight No. 1 singles and won numerous awards, including trophies from the Grammys, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards.
Following the debut 2004 release of Twice the Speed of Life, Sugarland became a duo in 2006, and together, Bush and Nettles have gone on to release more studio albums, including Enjoy the Ride (2006), Love on the Inside (2008), Gold and Green (2009 holiday album), and The Incredible Machine (2010).
To date, Bush has won six BMI Awards for his songwriting abilities, and in 2011 he founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect.
Producing/songwriting collaborations include 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, Canaan Smith, Lauren Alaina, Jaida Dreyer, and Alana Springsteen.
Bush made his solo debut in March 2013 at the inaugural C2C: Country to Country Festival at the O2 Arena in London, England; his first single as a solo act, "Love or Money," debuted on iTunes in Europe the following week, along with an official lyric video released on YouTube for fans back home in the States.
Often takes part in the Country Music Association's Songwriters Series, which has included various appearances across the United States, as well as time spent abroad with the CMA's first-ever international initiative showcasing Nashville songwriters and their work to foreign audiences in clubs and theaters. Bush is also a frequent panelist and speaker at events for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Bush collaborated with Canada-based computer and video game developer Big Blue Bubble, to become the latest character, and first celebrity guest in the hit online game, My Singing Monsters. He received an invitation to guest star and made his debut as the all-new "Shugabush" monster on July 29, 2013. Bush provides his own mandolin and vocal recordings for the character, and can be found in the ninth level of the game.
Bush and his wife, Jill, have two children, son Tucker and daughter Camille. The family resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Personal Quotes (2)

Strangely enough, I was never that connected to tattoo culture. I just couldn't get my head around a symbol or a piece of art that I thought was defining of me... Then, all of a sudden, I found that writing words on myself made sense. As soon as I saw tattoos as a way to tell your story, I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I totally get it.' So I got my first tattoo a couple of years ago, and it's the word 'hope' on my left arm. It has a couple of dots at the end for each of my kids.
[on his tattoo, which features the word "hope"] I just can't tell you how satisfied I am with it. I stare at it every day and think, 'Wow, that's cool.' I can imagine getting more. I'm thinking about another one on my arm, with a pen or a pencil at the end of the lyric so it looked like it was still being written.

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