Johnny Bush to Release New Album, Book

Texas musician Johnny Bush, known to fans as the Caruso of Country, will release a new album and an autobiography later this year. Bush once played drums with Ray Price and Willie Nelson, and his songwriting credits include Nelson’s “Whiskey River.” His own recording career was cut short in the early 1970s after being diagnosed with a rare disorder that caused uncontrollable spasms on his vocal cords. However, he has been in full voice in recent years due to Botox treatments. Bush wrote his biography with music critic Rick Mitchell and will release it on March 1. Mitchell also produced the album which is a tribute to the Texas music scene and due for a Feb. 27 release.