Johnny Bush

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Johnny Bush
Bush at the 2007 Texas Book Festival
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
Associated actsRay Price, Willie Nelson, Darrell McCall

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)
  2. Hudak, Joseph (October 16, 2020). "Johnny Bush, 'Whiskey River' Songwriter and Texas Country Singer, Dead at 85". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  4. Dansby, Andrew (October 16, 2020). "Country legend and 'Whiskey River' writer Johnny Bush dies". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 17, 2020.