Kristian Bush & Friends
Wyatt Durrette, Chris Gelbuda
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 9:15 PM / Show 9:30 PM
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GRAMMY-winning recording artist Kristian Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk-rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early ‘90s; in 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including GRAMMYs, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. In 2014, Bush made his solo debut with Top 20 hit “Trailer Hitch," featured on his critically-acclaimed album SOUTHERN GRAVITY, which COUNTRY WEEKLY named the “feel-good album of the year” and ROLLING STONE named one of the Top 10 country albums of 2015. He wrote and performed “Forever Now," the theme song to TLC's hit reality series SAY YES TO THE DRESS; his songs anchor the world premiere of TROUBADOUR, a musical set in 1950s Nashville, which debuted at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Center in January 2017; and he recently won raves for producing Lindsay Ell’s debut EP, WORTH THE WAIT. Currently signed to Wheelhouse/BBR Music Group, his latest single, “Sing Along,” is at radio now. For more information, visit www.kristianbush.com
While bartending and managing in the local bar scene, Wyatt eventually settled in Atlanta, GA where he managed The Dixie Tavern. It was at this local Atlanta hangout where Wyatt met Zac Brown who was part of The Dixie’s weekly entertainment. The two have been writing songs that have been entertaining and inspiring fans ever since. Wyatt’s collaboration with Zac has resulted in a collection of songs that celebrate life and the simple joys of living... and what a record-setting collection that is. Forty total song collaborations led to twenty two million singles sold, eight million albums sold and twelve #1 hits, to be exact. Hot off the heels of a Grammy win for the Zac Brown Band as “Best New Artist,” the band made history as the first artist to achieve four #1 songs in a row from a debut album—all four of these songs co-written by Wyatt, including #1 platinum hits “Chicken Fried,” “Toes,” as well as “Whatever It Is,” and “Highway 20 Ride.” The number “1” has been a recurring number for these songs, reaching top status on numerous charts including Billboard, iTunes, Mediabase, R&R/BDS, CMT and GAC. With Zac Brown Band’s debut album, The Foundation, surpassing two million in sales, this album has amassed a staggering eight million in digital sales to date, as well as a Billboard Top 20 Album of 2010. Wyatt was also presented with the incredible honor of the CMA Triple Play Award, as “Chicken Fried,” “Whatever It Is,” and “Toes” were all chart topping hits within a twelve month period. Zac Brown Band’s second major label studio album You Get What You Give, is another winning collaboration, with Wyatt co-writing eleven of the fourteen and repeating the magic of another four #1 songs including singles “As She’s Walking Away” featuring Alan Jackson, “Knee Deep” featuring Jimmy Buffett, “Colder Weather” and “Keep Me In Mind”. Released in September 2010, this album followed the same path of success, garnering a #1 Billboard Top 200 and Country album, another Grammy win for the group, as well as becoming certified Platinum. Wyatt also received Grammy and Academy Award nominations in 2010 for “Where The River Goes”, a song written for the motion Picture Footloose. 2012 brought the release of Zac Brown Band’s third major label studio album Uncaged and unbelievably, Wyatt’s second CMA Triple Play Award for “Highway 20 Ride,” “As She’s Walking Away,” and “Colder Weather.” Uncaged continued the sensation winning Best Country Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. With Wyatt co-writing every song but one on this album, it hit #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart as well as #1 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart, with over one million records in sales. Two years later in 2015, Jekyll + Hyde was released, marking Zac Brown Band’s fourth major label studio album. This album had Wyatt’s touch on it with co-writing on eleven tracks, including “Heavy Is The Head” featuring Chris Cornell. This album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, making it Zac Brown Band’s third #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Furthermore, the song “Homegrown” appearing on this album and co-written by Wyatt, was named Song of the Year by SESAC in 2015.
Chris Gelbuda is a soulful musician from the heartlands just beyond Chicago, IL. As a Nashville songwriter, he has penned songs for a variety of artists, including recent cuts with: Lee Brice, Meghan Trainor, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, Frankie Ballard, Billie Currington, and Jessie James Decker.
As a producer, Gelbuda saw success in 2015 with the 4x Platinum, multinational #1 hit "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" by Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend.
In 2016, Chris was the vocalist (and co-writer) of the chart topping German dance hit, "Bad Ideas" by Alle Farben. The record went on to win a 2016 Echo award.
Lastly, Gelbuda is known as the creator of Music City Memes (@musiccitymemes on Instagram) which has been applauded as one of Nashvilles funniest Instagram accounts.