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Eddie Bush's lifelong love for music began when he picked up his first guitar at age four. With early influences of The Beatles, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen, Bush committed himself to becoming a great guitar player. When Eddie met and started touring with renowned guitarist Eric Johnson, his career began to heat up. He opened dates for artists such as Keith Urban, Ted Nugent, Alison Krauss, Montgomery Gentry, Georgia Satellites and Cheap Trick.
Eddie started receiving national attention in 2001, when he released an album entitled A Work In Progress that included the 9/11 anthem Spirit of America. The release of Eddie's self-titled album in 2005 furthered his national recognition with his tribute to fallen police officers, The Thin Blue Line. Eddie performed the song live on Fox Channel's Fox & Friends as well as in our nation's capital in front of 30,000 police officers and President Bush. The album also gave Eddie his first Billboard charting single Hard to Stop a Train.
In 2006, Eddie was playing a showcase in Nashville where he met producer and Grammy winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, who was looking for the perfect artist to complete a trio he was putting together. It turned out to be kismet and Eddie joined musicians Chris Roberts and Royal Reed, to form One Flew South. The new group was signed to Decca/Universal and with collaborations from award-winning songwriters JD Souther, Darrell Scott and Marcus Hummon, One Flew South released their first album Last of the Good Guys, which produced the Billboard Hot Country single My Kind of Beautiful.
Eddie has also been a passionate advocate of music education, and in 2009, he collaborated with the EdisonLearning organization to develop a curriculum focusing on the importance of songwriting and music education in schools. Eddie wrote the theme song for EdisonLearning called The Power of You and has traveled to schools nationwide, visiting and singing with students, further encouraging their love and appreciation for music.
In December 2010, Eddie released his first ever Christmas single I C Christmas, which received nationwide airplay. Sadly, at the end of December, Eddie lost his younger brother Alex who was killed in a tragic automobile accident. To honor his brother, Eddie created the Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Charleston School of Law. The Fund will help give other students financial support towards their pursuit of a career in law, which Alex had also been pursuing.
In January 2011, Eddie entered his upcoming single Calloused Hands, in the New Country Artist Search Competition on OurStage.com. With thousands of online votes and more than 300 artist entries Calloused Hands placed first, winning Eddie the competition. Eddie is currently working on his next studio album, which will include Calloused Hands, and is scheduled for release later this year.