Johnny Bush began his career as a member of Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys. He then joined Willie Nelson as a drummer and member of his Record Men. Bush and Nelson remained close and would aid each other with a hit song.
His recording career began to take off in the late 1960’s with songs like “My Cup Runneth Over” “There Stands The Glass” “Undo The Right” “Green Snakes On The Ceiling” “My Joy” and “You Gave Me A Mountian.” He received the Most Promising New Artist from Record World in 1968 and 1969. Music City News named Bush the Most Promising Male Vocalist in 1970. The credits continued to come in 1970 as BMI chose Bush for their BMI Songwriter Achievement Award. Bush rose to fame throughout the country music industry with his recording of “Whiskey River” in 1973. The Library of Congress now recognizes the song as one of the all time Top 20 country music standards. The song has also earned Bush a BMI Million-Air Award.
In August of 2003, Bush was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. The award was presented to Bush for his major contributions to Texas Country Music in the annual ceremony in Carthage, Texas. Willie Nelson inducted Bush into the Hall of Fame along with Kris Kristofferson and Lefty Frizzell.
Holly Tucker, often called the Angel of Texas Country Music, is tenaciously proving that great things are worth the wait.
Five years after winning the hearts of millions of television viewers on Season 4 of NBC TV’s hit music reality show, The Voice, the 25-year-old is leaving her boot print all over Texas Country Music and with fans worldwide.
In 2013, she rose to the Top 6 out of 40,000 people who auditioned. Holly, on Team Blake Shelton, was one of only 7 contestants to receive an impressive “4-chair-turn”.
Her voice has been described by Coach Blake as “the most effortless, accurate, and powerful voice he’s ever heard”
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