"I don't know what it is. Either I'm on a better lyrical move, or I have less self consciousness. I don't really know what's happening, but whatever it is, I'm just kind of going with it." - When we spoke with Kristian Bush, he had just released his debut solo single, "Love or Money," which he wrote with Matt Thiessen of Relient K. It took them less than 45 minutes, and it sounds like there is a whole lot more to come from Bush, who also talks to us about the Sugarland tracks "Stay," "It Happens," "Already Gone," "Joey" and "Steve Earle," which the country legend did not take very kindly to: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/kristian_bush_of_sugarland/
Quick story: working sound at local venue, I was shitfaced and decided to bring Mr. Earle a beer . . . manager kicked me out; Steve looked at me and shook his head and covered his face. I didn't realize he'd been sober 12 years at the time. I was so embarrassed . . . lost my job . . . . Appropriately, I got sober soon after; been sober 3 1/2 years now. I think the humiliation and lost opportunity to meet Mr. Earle made me realize what an ass I was being. Sorry Steve. I get it now.
Saw Steve last night at the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, Alabama. I got to meet Steve and his wife and they signed a T-shirt I bought. The show was absolutely amazing. Twas my first concert experience :)
New album (april 26) and upcoming novel (may 12) -- both titled "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive".
I have been a fan of Steve Earle's since I was about 15 years old. I'm now 41. In my opinion, he is one of the most talented musicians. He is not given nearly enough credit. Amazing voice and talent. I had the opportunity to see him once briefly on the Riverwalk in San Antonio back in 1988. He made that young 18 year old girls day simply by walking by with a wink! lol