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Singer-guitarist Kristian Bush, half of country duo Sugarland, made his Grand Ole Opry debut as a solo artist while the duo ...
is on hiatus, but he first wanted to calm fans' fears that the band was breaking up. (July 22)
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SHOTLIST:AP EntertainmentNashville, Tenn. 18 July 2014**CLIENTS NOTE: Audio from shot 3 is overlaid on Shots 1&2**1. Pan up to Grand Ole Opry exterior2. Zoom out on fans lining up at Grand Ole Opry entrance3. SOUNDBITE (English) Eddie Stubbs, Grand Ole Opry announcer:"Well, as I said, he'll be telling you more about his solo career, but tonight he makes his first ever solo appearance. And he's got a song that's currently out on the radio that's called, 'Trailer Hitch.' You're going to enjoy his work very much. Would you please make welcome Mr. Kristian Bush."4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristian Bush, recording artist:"OK, we're going to have a little bit of teaching right now. First thing we're going to do is tell you that the band is not breaking up."5. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristian Bush, recording artist, on re-introducing himself as a solo artist:"They are kinda nervous, because they are like, 'But I have no idea what you sound like when you sing.' The first thing I try to do is tell them, 'It's OK. You don't.' But you do know me very well. You know me because of the songs that I have written and the way that I phrase the words and the way that I make the beat. So you do know me, but you don't realize that you know my voice."**CLIENTS NOTE: Audio from Shot 5 is overlaid on Shots 6-8**6. Zoom out on Kristian Bush performing at the OpryAP Images:Niagara Falls, Ontario. 10 April 20127. Still Image: Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles and guitarist , Kristian Bush perform to a Sold-Out crowd at The Avalon Ballroom Theatre At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort as a part of there "In Your Hands" Tour in Niagara Falls, Ontario.AP Images: Nashville, Tenn. 10 June 20118. Still image: The American country music duo Sugarland featuring vocalist Jennifer Nettles, left, and guitarist Kristian Bush perform during the CMA Fan Festival Friday, June 10, 2011 in Nashville, Tenn.AP EntertainmentNashville, Tenn. 18 July 20149. Medium of Kristian Bush performing at the Grand Ole Opry10. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristian Bush, recording artist, on getting fans to listen to his solo work:"And then we moved from the band category down to the duo category. And we kinda survived this readjustment of imaging what you're listening to. And that's no different than right now. You just have to take a leap as a fan and imagine that."**CLIENTS NOTE: Audio from Shot 10 is overlaid on Shot 1111. Medium of Kristian Bush performing at the Opry12. Wide of Kristian Bush exiting Opry stage