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Sugarland’s Kristian Bush Co-Writes Boys Like Girls Song, Plans Euro Tour

Kristian Bush
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While Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles tends to her newborn son — first child Magnus Hamilton Miller — her duet partner Kristian Bush continues to explore other sides of his sonic personality and remains increasingly busy.

Bush teamed up with singer Martin Johnson, his brother Brandon Bush and Atlanta producer Jon Jon Traxx to co-write the song ‘Stuck in the Middle,’ which appears on ‘Crazy World,’ the new album by Johnson’s band Boys Like Girls. The record hit stores last week.

“If you’ve ever been in between two choices and neither are good, or torn between the pull of two sides of your life, this song offers an understanding and a release,” Bush said in a press release, speaking about the songwriting effort. “I love working with amazing singers, and Martin, like my partner Jennifer, has a way of translating melodies and lyrics that move the heart.”

Though he didn’t work with Nettles on this track, Bush was still reminded of her. Fans worried that Nettles and Bush might be growing apart as they explore other things in their lives needn’t worry! The fact that Bush references her in his other work is proof positive that they will reconnect in Sugarland after she takes some time for her new baby.

In other Kristian Bush news, the Sugarland star will play several solo dates in early 2013, and will be heading over to Europe to do so. He’ll be a part of the CMA Songwriters Series, with gigs slated for London, Belfast and Dublin from Feb. 21 through Feb. 26 — further dates TBA. Bush will then return to London on March 16 to play the inaugural C2C: Country to Country Music Festival, which will commandeer the O2 Arena for a weekend and feature some of the genre’s biggest acts. He will open for Little Big Town on the same night that features Vince Gill and headliner Tim McGraw.

Bush has the fondest of memories of touring overseas, so he’s looking forward to his next adventure. “The first time I toured the U.K. was in the early ‘90s with Billy Pilgrim, so I know how much the people there love music,” he recalls. “They asked if I’d like to play these shows in Europe, and of course I said ‘Yes.’ The O2 show will be extra special for me — Vince Gill gave Sugarland our first country tour, Tim McGraw gave us our first standing ovation on television, and Little Big Town was part of our first Grammy nomination. These are my heroes at home and I’m so excited to be on the same stage with them in the U.K.”

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