Johnny Bush

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Johnny Bush
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Bush at the 2007 Texas Book Festival
Background information
Birth nameJohn Bush Shinn III
Also known asThe Country Caruso
Born(1935-02-17)February 17, 1935
Houston, Texas, U.S.
DiedOctober 16, 2020(2020-10-16) (aged 85)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry, honky-tonk, western swing
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, drums, fiddle
Years active1952–2020
Labels
Associated actsRay Price, Willie Nelson, Darrell McCall
Websitewww.johnnybush.com

Johnny Bush (February 17, 1935 – October 16, 2020) was an American country music singer-songwriter, and musician. Bush was best known for his voice and for writing the song "Whiskey River", a top 10 hit.[1]

Bush died at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, on October 16, 2020 from problems caused by pneumonia, aged 85.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Shelburne, Craig. "Thanks to Botox, Johnny Bush Sings Again: Texas Artist Had a Hit With "[[Whiskey River]]", Then Lost His Voice". CMT News. Retrieved February 20, 2008. URL–wikilink conflict (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Hudak, Joseph (October 16, 2020). "Johnny Bush, 'Whiskey River' Songwriter and Texas Country Singer, Dead at 85". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/johnny-bush-country-singer-whose-whiskey-river-became-a-willie-nelson-staple-dies-at-85/2020/10/18/040d276a-115a-11eb-ba42-ec6a580836ed_story.html
  4. Dansby, Andrew (October 16, 2020). "Country legend and 'Whiskey River' writer Johnny Bush dies". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)