Johnny Bush, the country-music veteran who co-wrote Willie Nelson’s signature opening number “Whiskey River,” has died at 85. According to a post published on his Facebook page, Bush died surrounded by his family and friends. “It is with a heavy ...

Johnny Bush (L), Willie Nelson (R) | Photo credit: amazon.com “Whiskey River” was a 1972 hit made famous by the legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Bush. The song became Bush’s first record after signing with RCA Victor. It was also the title track of his ...

In the early ‘70s, Johnny Bush’s career as a solo artist was taking off. This was the time when he came to a disc jockey convention in Nashville to sign a deal with RCA records.  At the event, the Texas ...