Bush, Johnny

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Bush, Johnny Gender: M
John Bush Shinn III
born on 17 February 1935 at 05:31 (= 05:31 AM )
Place Houston, Texas, 29n46, 95w22
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°53' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°11 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 29°33'

Johnny Bush
photo: Larry D. Moore, license gfdl


American country music singer, songwriter, and drummer, nicknamed the "Country Caruso." Bush is known for his distinctive voice and as the writer of "Whiskey River," a top-ten hit for himself and Willie Nelson's signature song.

In 1963, he joined Ray Price's band, the Cherokee Cowboys along with a young Willie Nelson and Darrell McCall. With Nelson's financial backing, Bush recorded his first album in Nashville in 1967.

A series of regional hits followed, reaching the national top twenty. His single, "Whiskey River," was climbing the charts when he lost half of his vocal range and was sometimes unable to talk. RCA dropped him in 1974 after three albums, he developed a drug habit, and was often stricken with performance anxiety. In 1978, doctors diagnosed the cause as a rare neurological disorder called spasmodic dysphonia. He worked with a vocal coach in 1985, and was able to regain seventy percent of his original voice.

Johnny Bush continues to tour regularly, often performing with Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. In 2003, he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. With the success of his recent Botox treatments for his vocal condition, and his successful career revival, Bush is a spokesman for people afflicted with vocal disorders.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Price, Ray (born 12 January 1926). Notes: bandmates

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Throat
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western