Bush’s first solo single, “Love or Money,” has only officially been released in England so far. ’” Six weeks ago, he was just cutting songwriting demos and had no intention of putting anything out commercially. Bush’s more visible partner in Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles, has been on baby leave, putting the multi-platinum duo on indefinite hold.
A full album could follow, he says, because “people who are hearing the song are going ‘Wow, are there more? During the interim, Bush decided to take the Country Music Association up on an offer to participate in an international initiative that has Nashville songwriters showcasing their work in small clubs and theaters around the world.
Nettles and Miller had been dating for over two years.
Which led to the question: What to do about Sugarland’s American fans who want it?I don’t know how quick they’ll be interested in it. It’s hard not to go back and look at my songwriting catalog and go, look, there are 600 to 700 songs here.There are 50 just from this year, and we’re barely into April.” He’s got time, he figures.“I said, ‘Oh man, is there any way we can make this an import? ’ They were younger than I am, and suddenly I was like, oh, I don’t know if that works any more in the digital world.I remember when imports were in a different part of the store and cost more money, there might be a 7-inch with different artwork, and it maybe had a B-side that was recorded live at BBC.” Once he rejoined 2013, Bush found it “fun to be in a think tank with people in the business thinking about ‘How can we make this work? Let me know if you’ve got any ideas…” Of course, everything is released everywhere now, thanks to pirating, and Bush has put the song up on You Tube for the world to hear -- which leads to the question of whether he intends to take this detour seriously enough to pursue it to its logical end, a solo album.