Sugarland member releases debut
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
– Kristian Bush, one-half of Sugarland, and a few well-respected indie artists released new albums today.
Bush is out with his solo debut "Southern Gravity" on Streamsound. The dozen-song disc, which he co-produced with Tom Tapley, veers towards mainstream country.
Pokey LaFarge releases his seventh disc, "Something in the Water," and first on Rounder. LaFarge mines country, jazz and old style sounds.
Singer/songwriter Will Hoge is out with "Small Town Dreams." This is Hoge's 10th studio disc and was produced by Marshall Altman (Frankie Ballard). Hoge has had songs covered by Lady Antebellum ("Better Off Now (That You're Gone)" and Eli Young Band ("Even If Breaks Your Heart"). On the new release, Hoge wrote two songs with Gary Allan and one apiece with Eric Paslay and Chris Stapleton.
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With a tragic stage collapse prior to a Sugarland show and a failed marriage in his rearview mirror, one might expect Kristian Bush's solo debut to be peppered with tales of regret and heartbreak. Yet "Southern Gravity" is surprisingly anything but for the other half of Sugarland, offering up a solid dose of positive vibes, heartfelt love and strong mainstream country appeal.
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