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Our Conversation with Renowned Texan Artist Jake Bush

By Judy Shields

Chart-topping Texas Country music artist Jake Bush announced the release of  “Somewhere Better To Be.” A genuine purveyor of timeless, boot-scootin” country tunes, perfectly suited for the loyal honky-tonk faithful. Download and stream the new music HERE.

“I knew the second I heard the hook of this song that I was living it. Being newly married and 2.5 years sober, I really spend my time differently off the road. I’d rather be on the couch with my wife & dog instead of in the barroom on a day off. That is my “somewhere better to be,” expressed Jake Bush.

“Somewhere Better To Be” narrates a personal growth and transformation journey, depicted through vivid imagery and nostalgic reminiscence. Reflections of humble beginnings and cherish leisure moments, determined to make the most of what one has. The essence of being carefree and the passage of time to experiencing a newfound sense of urgency and purpose as a relationship reassesses priorities and embraces change.

The U.S. Army Veteran has seen six of his songs rise to number one on the Texas Radio Chart since 2020 while committing to bring listeners nothing but authentic country music as his career progresses.

“I’d put some gas in the truck
I’d get the rent paid up
I’d have one hell of a time with what I had left
I’d get a foot in the door
They’d get that first one poured
I’d put a pedal to the metal full speed ahead
There wasn’t nothing gonna slow me down
I wish me then could see me now
I was the king of the bar
I was a friend of the band
I never went too long with an empty can in my hand
I shut the neon down ‘round two or three
Had some of the best times of my lif
Till I had somewhere better to be
She’s got me checking my phone
She’s got me burning the road up
Fast as my truck can get to her place…”

The infectious party song was co-written by Dan Alley, Tim Nichols and Greg Bates with Phil O’Donnell as Music Producer. It was recorded at Omnisound Studios Nashville, with Seth Morton (mixing) Rory Rositas (engineering) and Mastering provided by Mike Cervantes at The Foxboro. A-list session musicians included Troy Lancaster (electric guitar), Shaun Richardson (acoustic guitar), Russ Pahl (steel guitar), Aubrey Haynie (fiddle), Jimmy Carter (bass), Evan Hutchings (drums) and Michael Rojas (keys.)

Enjoy our conversation:

Jake is a humble talent who can write great, sing great, loves Jesus and it is a breath of fresh air to work with such a great young man. His work ethic is strong and he has a bright future ahead of him,” shared producer Phil O’Donnell.

“2024 is going to be a great year. Not only is there new music but I have a new team, and there is excitement building all around. Y’all be sure to stay tuned,” exclaimed Jake Bush.

The U.S. Army Veteran has seen six of his songs rise to number one on the Texas Radio Chart since 2020 while committing to bring listeners nothing but authentic country music as his career progresses.

Jake Bush 2024 Tour Dates

03-30-24 – The Dirty South – Angleton, TX

04-06-24 – J C Cowboy’s – Weatherford, OK

04-13-24 – Sawyer Park Icehouse – Spring, TX

04-23-24 – RailHead Smokehouse Barbeque – Willow Park, TX

04-26-24 – Yaga’s Café – Galveston, TX

05-03-24 – Blue Bonnet Palace – Selma, TX

05-16-24 – Heff’s Burger & Bar – Abilene, TX

05-17-27 – Copper River – Pueblo West, CO

05-31-24 – Happy Cow – New Braunfels, TX

06-14-24 – J C Cowboy’s – Weatherford, OK

06-15-24 – Rhinestone Saloon – Fort Worth, TX

07-20-24 – J C Cowboy’s – Weatherford, OK

07-26-24 – Moonshine Dinkery – Victoria, TX

07-27-24 – The Den – La Vernia, TX

08-17-24 – Falconhad Resort Country Club – Burneyville, OK

11-08-24 – Rhinestone Saloon – Fort Worth, TX

More Dates Coming Soon

Good Time Machine

Jake released his first single for the new year back on January 26, 2024, “Good Time Machine.” The Pasadena, Texas native is dedicated to creating custom-made music for the honky-tonk crowd. Jake Bush crafts flawless songs and invites listeners to experience the bold and tastefully simple fusion that defines his music. It’s “Where ‘90s Meets Now.” Download and stream the new music HERE.

Follow Jake Bush on his official website at jakebushofficial.com. Stay current with him on social media platforms FacebookInstagram, Twitter(X), and TikTok and watch his videos on his official YouTube channel.

Music is available on SpotifyAmazon MusicApple/iTunes MusicYouTube MusicPandora and more.

About Jake Bush

Jake Bush

Discover the captivating sound of Nashville recording artist Jake Bush, a true purveyor of traditional, rug-cutting country music. Tailor-made for the dedicated honky-tonk crowd, Jake Bush has emerged as an authentic craftsman of country music, with crowd-pleasing melodies seamlessly blending the nostalgic essence of ‘90s country with the vibrant spirit of modern country. Experience the bold and tastefully simple fusion that defines his music – “Where 90s Meets Now.”

Born in Pasadena, Texas, Jake Bush’s journey began as the youngest among five siblings. Enduring the loss of his mother at an early age, music became his solace – a refuge where Jake found peace, residency and hope. Growing up, he immersed himself in the soul-stirring melodies played out on GAC and CMT videos of his idols Keith Whitley, Daryle Singletary, Craig Morgan, George Jones, Mark Wills and Tim McGraw, among countless other pioneers of the ‘90s era. After completing high school, Bush joined the United States Army Reserves, serving at Ellington Field in Webster, Texas.

In October 2020, Jake released his first seven-song album, aptly titled 7, amidst the tumultuous backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The album’s lead single, “Gravity & You,” soared to the top of the Texas Regional Radio Report, fueled by a remarkable 21-week run and securing Bush his first number-one hit in Texas. His second release from 7, “Better By The Beer,” co-written by Bush, marched up the charts for an impressive 20 weeks, clinching his second consecutive number one on the Texas Regional Radio Report. On February 11, 2022, Jake achieved his third number-one hit with the self-penned “If You Ever Get Lonely,” after an astonishing 32-week journey on the Texas Radio Charts. With three consecutive chart-toppers from a single record, Bush made an indelible mark on the Texas Music Scene – during one the most historically challenging times for musicians.

In February 2022, Bush unveiled his latest album, Where 90s Meets Now, brimming with heart-wrenching, 90s-inspired breakup anthems and captivating cowgirl ballads that have resonated with listeners across the United States and beyond. Jake kick-started its release with the irresistible single “Tractor Town,” igniting dance floors across Texas and propelling the song to the top of the charts after 22 weeks – an impressive feat that marked Bush’s fourth consecutive number-one. Additionally, “Cowgirl,” another gem from the same record, conquered Texas Radio, climbing the charts for 22 weeks and securing Jake his fifth consecutive #1 smash hit!

Jake Bush

Bush’s commitment to Country music is unwavering – with a tireless and professional work ethic showing no signs of backing down, slowing down or ever entertaining the thought of releasing anything slightly off the path of COUNTRY music.

Currently, Jake is engrossed in writing and recording for his highly-anticipated debut album, collaborating with renowned Nashville producer Phil O’Donnell, also known as Philbilly.

Stay tuned and take comfort knowing the torch is still burning – and Jake is carrying it forward for Traditional Country Music!