Sugarland Not Breaking Up As Nettles, Bush Pursue Solo Projects
Kristian Bush, one co-founding half of country music duo, Sugarland, has just released his first solo single, but despite the fact that both Sugarland halves are pursuing solo projects, the pair maintain that the band have no intention of disbanding.
Speaking to Taste of Country about his feelings regarding new single “Love or Money”, which was released on October 10th, Bush said “Excited, there’s no nervous or anxious about it, I don’t think at all. I’m just excited to get music out. I know that sounds cliche, but it’s absolutely true and kind of the story of my year.”
Bush wrote said song with Jeff Cohen and Matthew Thiessen, and it was previously released in Europe and the UK, after his performance in March at the C2C Country Music Festival in London. It was unavailable in the United States, until now.
“Matt had just moved to town, and I asked him, ‘Did you come here for love, or money?’” Bush says. “And then we all kind of looked at each other, and I said, ‘Oh. We’re about to write that song, aren’t we?’ Sometimes that’s all it takes: just one great line.”
Bush also spoke about some of the unexpected challenges of working apart from his usual duo format, saying: “When we put out a Sugarland record, we put one out about every two years. And there are about 10 songs that go on that record and Jennifer and I usually write them together, so 10 songs every two years to me, and I’m running about 160 songs a year right now. So there is a great deal of material that is just sitting around.”
In the meantime, Sugarland maintain that they’re only on hiatus as each member of the duo work on solo material. Nettles released solo single “That Girl” earlier this year on August 20th.