Fast Facts

  • Born in Knoxville, but raised in Sevierville, the hometown of Dolly Parton.
  • Great-grandson A.J. Bush, founder of Bush Brothers and Company (makers of Bush's Best Baked Beans).
  • Brother Brandon is a keyboardist with the band Train.
  • In 1990, formed the band Billy Pilgrim with Andrew Hyra (Meg Ryan's brother); the band was named for the main character in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.
  • Joined Jennifer Nettles and Kristen Hall to form Sugarland in 2003. A few years later, Hall left the group, and Bush and Nettles became a duo. Sugarland has received numerous honors, from a 2008 Grammy to being named CMA Vocal Duo of the Year in 2007 and 2008; their third album, Love on the Inside, hit No. 1 in 2008.

Awards

  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Tearjerker Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2007, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2006, CMT Music Awards — Breakthrough Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2006, CMT Music Awards — Group/Duo Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Performance Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2007, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2010, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2012, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Duo Video of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Gayle Bush — Mother
  • Jill Joyner — Wife
  • Brandon Bush — Brother
  • Camille Grace Bush — Daughter
  • Tucker Bush — Son
  • Jack Bush — Father

College

  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA (BA in Creative Writing, 1992)

Details

  • Birth Name: Kristian Merrill Bush
  • Birth Place: Knoxville, TN
  • Birthday: March 14, 1970, Pisces
  • Profession: Country singer, Musician
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