When/Where: Friday, June 6th, Chevy Riverfront Stage
Who: The scruffy half of Grammy-winning duo Sugarland known for wearing many hats, both figuratively (singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist) and literally (bowler, fedora, cowboy).
Why You Can't Miss Him: With Sugarland on hiatus, this seasoned musician is venturing out solo. (For the record, he and Jennifer Nettles insist it's not a permanent split.) The affable Bush is readying a full-length solo album for later this year — meaning the hardcore R.E.M. fan will be treating CMA Fest audiences to shiny new material, including the buzzed-about "Trailer Hitch" and "Light Me Up." And, you never know, maybe a Sugarland gem or two, too.