“Sugarland” country music star swings through Huntsville to promote solo album

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- You may know him from the popular country band "Sugarland", but now singer-songwriter Kristian Bush is starting a solo career on the side.

He stopped by the Jerry Damson Honda Listener Lounge at WDRM Thursday to promote his new song "Trailer Hitch" and spoke with WHNT News 19.

Before the performance, he took time to talk to fans and explained why he loves working solo, although he's not leaving Sugarland.

He says people may not know he's a singer, too, because he doesn't take that role in Sugarland.

"They go, 'Wait... can you sing?'" he said. "It's fun watching people learn something [new about you]," he said.

Bush's new song "Trailer Hitch" is all about leaving material things behind, because "you can't take them with you when you go."

He says things like the Listener Lounge are important because they're intimate settings in which he can premiere content people may not have ever heard before.

Check out more from his performance on WDRM.com.