Personalities | Johnny Bush | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1935)

Bush is best known for writing ‘Whiskey River’, for Willie Nelson, who used it to open and close every concert from the mid-1970s onwards. But Bush was a favourite of Texas audiences from the early 1950s through to the early twenty-first century with his vigorous dancehall brand of honky-tonk. He played in the bands of Nelson and Ray Price before stepping forward as a lead singer and scoring five Top 20 country singles between 1968 and 1972, including 1969’s ‘You Gave Me A Mountain’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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