The Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund
To honor the beautiful, giving soul that Alex was, we have created the Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Charleston School of Law, with the hope that it will give other students financial support in their pursuit of the career in law that Alex was also working towards.
To honor Alex by contributing to the Fund, donations can be made at www.razoo.com/story/Alex-Bush-Memorial-Scholarship-Fund, www.charlestonlawfoundation.org/donate.htm, www.EddieBush.com, or by check payable to “CSOL Foundation”: Charleston School of Law Foundation, 81 Mary Street, Charleston, S.C. 29403, attention Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Eddie Bush will be performing at two charity music festivals in California on September 23 – 24, 2011.
On Friday, September 23rd, Eddie Bush & the Mayhem perform on the Scott Road Stage at Folsom LIVE! in historic Folsom, California. Folsom LIVE! 2011, the two-day, 30 band, 10 stage outdoor music event, also features Eddie Money, The English Beat, Los Lobos, and Ronnie Milsap.
Produced in association with the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, Folsom LIVE benefits Hope Productions, “a Sacramento-based nonprofit, whose goal is to provide support and training at no cost for local charities serving children and youth.” 7,500 attendees are expected.
For more information about Folsom LIVE, visit www.FolsomLive.com.
On Saturday, September 24th, Eddie Bush & the Mayhem will be performing at the B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival at the B. R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen, California. The two-day charity event celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Saturday’s event, hosted and headlined by the Doobie Brothers, will also include performances by Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani, Leon Russell, Jim Messina, Greg Kihn, Jeff Watson and Lone Ranger, and Carlos Reyes, and Lara Johnston (daughter of Tom Johnston from the Brother Doobies), Miles Schon (son of Neal Schon from Journey), and the Zen Road Pilots (formerly Billy Satellite).
The B.R. Cohn Charity Music Festival benefits local charities, including Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, Glide Memorial, Santa Rosa Memorial Trauma Center and Local & National Veteran Organization.
For more information about the B. R. Cohn Fall Music Festival, visit www.brcohn.com
Betsy Hijazi, 781-985-2098, Press@EddieBush.com
Kenny Craven, 843-971-0131, Omar Shriners
Eddie Bush Partners with Omar Shrine Temple
Multiple Charity Events Planned through 2012
September 19, 2011, Charleston, S.C. – The Omar Shrine Temple of Charleston has announced a partnership with National Recording Artist Eddie Bush. The Omar Shriners have invited Bush, a Summerville resident, to work with Shriners on multiple charity fundraising events benefitting the Omar Shriners as well as Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
Regarded as one of the most philanthropic organizations for children and their families, Shriners International supports Shriners Hospitals for Children, which provides the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs. And through the generosity of donors, every child is able to receive this care without regard to their ability to pay for medical services.
Bush said, “I am proud to be partnering with an organization whose primary focus is the welfare and health of children and their families during times of medical crisis. I’m looking forward to working with Shriners on a variety of events for 2011 and 2012.”
Incoming 2012 Omar Shriners Potentate Kenny Craven said, “The Omar Shriners are excited to be working with Eddie Bush. He has deep roots in Charleston and has headlined numerous regional and national charity events. His extensive support of charitable organizations throughout the Charleston community and his selfless contributions to national organizations such as The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fundand Disaster Relief Efforts following 9/11 show his continued commitment to not only the spirit of giving but the action of making a real difference in the lives of others.”
Bush and Omar Shriners are currently working on events that include a 2011 Christmas holiday fundraiser benefitting Shriners Hospitals, a 2012 celebrity golf tournament benefitting Shriners Hospitals, and a 2012 Bike Poker Run benefitting the Omar Shrine Temple. Event details will be announced at a later date.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For more information, visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
About Omar Shriners
Omar Shriner’s 4,000+ membership is part of Shriners International’s fraternity of approximately 325,000 members in 194 temples (chapters) located throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and the Republic of Panama. Omar Shrine Temple is located at 176 Patriots Point Street in Mt. Pleasant, SC, and is a member of the South Atlantic Shrine Association. The 2011 Potentate is John McClary. For more information, visit www.omarshriners.org.
About Eddie Bush
Eddie Bush’s lifelong love for music began at age four, and with early influences of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen, Eddie committed himself to becoming a great guitar player. Touring with renowned guitarist Eric Johnson and opening for artists such as Keith Urban, Ted Nugent, Alison Krauss and Montgomery Gentry helped prepare Eddie for the national recognition he’d receive from his 9/11 anthem Spirit of America. In 2005, Eddie’s first Billboard charting single Hard to Stop a Train led to a meeting with Grammy® winning songwriter Marcus Hummon who was looking to round out a trio with singers Chris Roberts and Royal Reed. The trio, One Flew South, was quickly signed to Decca/Universal and debuted their first album, which produced the Billboard single My Kind of Beautiful. In 2010, Eddie released his first holiday single I C Christmas, which received frequent airplay on Clear Channel stations throughout America. In late December 2010, Eddie lost his brother Alex who was tragically killed in an automobile accident. To honor Alex, Eddie created the Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Charleston School of Law, which has, to date, raised more than $35,000. In early 2011, Eddie entered his upcoming single Calloused Hands in the “New Country Artist Search” at OurStage.com (MTV Partner). Competing against more than 300 artists, Eddie won the competition, and has subsequently entered, and taken first place in additional genres and categories. Eddie is currently working on his next studio album, “Shared Time”, which is expected to be released in 2011. For more information, visit www.EddieBush.com.
Eddie says that his Carvin Cobalt C980T12 is the BEST 12-string he’s ever played, and while the majority of his concerts are electric, he always pulls out the 12-string to play songs like Broken Wheel, a new song on his upcoming album “Shared Time.” The Cobalt 12 sings beautifully and is unmatched in quality and sound.
This past spring, Eddie added new Carvin gear. In addition to his existing X100B Series Amps, Eddie is using the Carvin Legacy Extension Cabinet C212E and the Carvin V3M Guitar Amplifier and says that Carvin is definitely the best gear he has EVER used!
For Immediate Release
Eddie Bush Partners with Kyle Petty to Support Victory Junction
Kyle Petty Charity Ride Stops in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
May 10, 2011, Charleston, S.C. – On Thursday, May 12th, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride stops in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. on Day 6 of the 17th Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. Red’s Ice House on Shem Creek will host the Charity Ride’s lunchtime stop in South Carolina with a Celebrity lunch and music with Charleston’s own National Recording Artist Eddie Bush.
Bush, who has long been an advocate and supporter of children’s causes said, “I am proud to play even a small role in Kyle’s efforts regarding the Victory Junction camps; what a special, important cause.” A life-long NASCAR fan, Bush is also excited to be joined on stage by Kyle Petty. Petty, who is also a musician, is expected to sing a few of his songs with Bush.
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Celebrity Lunch will be held at Red’s Ice House at Shem Creek, at 98 Church Street, Mount Pleasant, S.C., at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011. The event is open to the public.
Donations can be made in person on Thursday, online at www.KylePettyCharityRide.com or by texting “RIDE” to 27722.
About The Kyle Petty Charity Ride
Led by NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America raises awareness of and funds for Victory Junction and other charities supporting chronically ill children. The Charity Ride is one of the most successful and popular charity events in the country. Now in its 17th year, the Charity Ride has donated more than $14 million to Victory Junction and other children’s charities, with 6,850 participants logging more than 9.8 million cumulative motorcycle miles. For more information about the Charity Ride, please visit www.kylepettycharityride.com.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, NC, with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, KS. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. For more information or to donate, visit www.victoryjunction.org.
About Kyle Petty
Kyle Petty is an auto racing icon, a champion of philanthropy and one of the most popular personalities in all of sports. His name and mega-watt smile will always connect him with NASCAR’s most famous family. To the world, his father Richard Petty was, and still is, “the King,” the greatest champion in NASCAR history. Today, it is Kyle Petty who is larger than life. Inspired by the vision of their late son Adam, Kyle and his wife Patty have in turn inspired the compassion and generosity of the NASCAR community and corporate sponsors nationwide to help those in need. Their crowning achievement is the Victory Junction Gang Camp near Level Cross, where nearly 5,000 children with life threatening or chronic illnesses find hope, laughter, friendship and adventure every year. Founded in 2000 in partnership with family friend and racing enthusiast Paul Newman, Victory Junction Gang Camp has proven wrong every “expert” who counseled the Pettys against the undertaking, citing the immense cost and complexity of building and operating a camp for kids with special requirements. The camp has not only become a shining example of what character and commitment can achieve, it has been so successful that a second Victory Junction Gang Camp is planned for the Kansas City area. For more information, visit www.kylepetty.com.
About Eddie Bush
Eddie Bush’s lifelong love for music began when he picked up his first guitar at age four. With early influences of The Beatles, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen, Eddie committed himself to becoming a great guitar player. Touring with renowned guitarist Eric Johnson and opening for artists such as Keith Urban, Ted Nugent, Heart, Sammy Hagar, Alison Krauss, Montgomery Gentry, Georgia Satellites, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money and Jefferson Starship helped prepare Eddie for the national recognition he would receive from his 9/11 anthem Spirit of America. Following that success, Eddie appeared live on Fox Channel’s Fox & Friends as well as in our nation’s capitol in front of 30,000 police officers and President Bush, where he performed his tribute to fallen police officers The Thin Blue Line. In 2005, Eddie released his self-titled CD, which produced his first Billboard charting single Hard to Stop a Train. In 2006, Eddie became a member of One Flew South, which was quickly signed to Decca/Universal. With collaborations from award-winning songwriters JD Souther, Darrell Scott and Marcus Hummon, One Flew South debuted its first album Last of the Good Guys, producing its first Billboard Hot Country single My Kind of Beautiful in 2008. In the fall of 2010, Eddie released his first holiday single I C Christmas, which received frequent airplay on Clear Channel stations throughout America. In December 2010, Eddie lost his brother Alex who was tragically killed in an automobile accident. To honor Alex, Eddie created the Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Charleston School of Law, which has, to date, raised more than $35,000. Eddie is currently working on his next studio album, which is expected to be released in 2011. For more information, visit www.EddieBush.com.
For Immediate Release
Charleston Recording Artist Eddie Bush to Hold Memorial Concert for Brother Killed in Accident
Wild Wing Café makes generous contribution to Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund
January 25, 2011, Charleston, S.C. – On Sunday, January 30th, Charleston recording artist Eddie Bush will pay tribute to his brother Alex Bush, 24, and fiancée Katie Scott, 22, who were tragically killed in December by a drunk driver. With the generous support of the Wild Wing Café Mt. Pleasant, Bush will give an evening performance in dedication of Alex and Katie, and in support of the “Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund” (the Fund) at the Charleston School of Law (CSOL).
Alex Bush was a second-year law student at CSOL and was on his way to becoming the attorney he had long aspired to be. Alex was proud to be a member of the CSOL community, and his loss is far reaching, felt by not only the faculty and his fellow students, but the law community in which he had worked for two years.
Dean and Professor of Law Andy Abrams said, “Because the Charleston School of Law is such a tight-knit community, this was a shocking and devastating loss for all of us. Alex was an outstanding law student and even more outstanding person. In his all-too-brief life, he touched so many lives; he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Alex and Katie during this incredibly sad and difficult time.”
Eddie Bush created the Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund to keep Alex’s dream and generous spirit alive. Bush said, “Alex was not only my brother, he was my best friend. He was a truly selfless individual who was always eager to help his friends and family, no matter what time limitations he faced…he always found a way to be there. To honor the beautiful, giving soul that Alex was, we have created the Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Charleston School of Law, with the hope that it will give other students financial support in their pursuit of the career in law that Alex was also working towards.”
With operations in 30 locations in the southeast, Wild Wing Café is a local Charleston favorite, and the Wild Wing Café Mt. Pleasant has generously offered its assistance to help Bush, their friend of nearly 20 years, honor Alex and Katie. In addition to community outreach regarding the event, the Wild Wing Café plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s events to the Fund.
CSOL Associate Dean John Benfield said, “The creation of a scholarship in memory of Alex Bush is a wonderful way to honor an outstanding young man. Many law students face financial challenges and a scholarship helps to ease that burden. Alex was a humble person, but one who cared deeply for others. His love of life was evident, he was always smiling and willing to pitch in and help. A scholarship fund will assist future generations of lawyers and keep Alex’s memory alive.”
Assistant Professor of Law William Janssen said, “In my memories of him, Alex is always smiling. His smile was the smile of someone who was happy at his core, content with life and living. He was happy in class, happy in the hallways, happy on the way to his meetings, happy on his way to the Tea Company. Alex came to law school to learn how to be a practicing attorney who could contribute in some meaningful way to the lives of others. Law seemed to be, from my conversations with Alex, a vehicle for him to do good for those less fortunate and those in trouble. I have no doubt that the profession has lost someone who would have used his degree to make a genuine difference. And he would have made that difference smiling.”
The memorial concert will be held on Sunday, January 30th at 6:30 p.m., Wild Wing Café: 644 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (843.971.9464). Admission to the benefit performance is free and donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated. For those who wish to contribute to the Fund, donations can also be made directly at the Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund online and at www.charlestonlawfoundation.org/donate.htm, www.EddieBush.com or by sending a check payable to “CSOL Foundation”: Charleston School of Law Foundation, 81 Mary Street, Charleston, S.C. 29403, attention Alex Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund. Further inquiries can be addressed to Press@EddieBush.com.
About the Charleston School of Law Foundation
The Charleston School of Law Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes the mission of the Charleston School of Law. The Foundation works with the school to support its high-quality legal training and to instill a sense of public service in students. Learn more at www.CharlestonLawFoundation.org.
About Eddie Bush
Eddie Bush’s lifelong love for music began when he picked up his first guitar at age four. With early influences of The Beatles, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen, Eddie committed himself to becoming a great guitar player. Touring with renowned guitarist Eric Johnson and opening for artists such as Keith Urban, Ted Nugent, Heart, Sammy Hagar, Alison Krauss, Montgomery Gentry, Georgia Satellites, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money and Jefferson Starship helped prepare Eddie for the national recognition he would receive from his 9/11 anthem Spirit of America. Following that success, Eddie appeared live on Fox Channel’s Fox & Friends as well as in our nation’s capitol in front of 30,000 police officers and President Bush, where he performed his tribute to fallen police officers The Thin Blue Line. In 2006, Eddie became a member of a new trio, One Flew South, and was signed to Decca/Universal. With collaborations from award-winning songwriters JD Souther, Darrell Scott and Marcus Hummon, One Flew South debuted its first album Last of the Good Guys, producing its first Billboard Hot Country single My Kind of Beautiful. A passionate advocate of music education, in 2009, Eddie partnered with EdisonLearning and developed a curriculum focusing on the importance of songwriting and music. Eddie wrote EdisonLearning’s theme song Power of You, and travels to schools nationwide where he visits and sings with students, further encouraging their love and appreciation for music. Eddie is currently working on his 10th studio album and recently released his first holiday single I C Christmas. Learn more at www.EddieBush.com.
Last week, Eddie Bush entered his song ‘Calloused Hands’ in a 10-day contest at OurStage.com. The contest is sponsored by a major cable network that is “searching for the Next Big Thing in Country Music”. “The cable television network is now casting the most amazing undiscovered vocal talent for an exciting new musical competition series,” and Eddie Bush fans believe that Eddie has the voice, Eddie has the passion, and Eddie has the edge to out-sing the competition!
The winner of the “New Country Artist” competition will fly to Nashville to audition in front of a panel of judges for the as-yet unannounced television program. There is speculation that the TV program could be a revived Nashville Star that has not aired for two seasons, but at this point, it’s anyone’s guess. Whether it’s Nashville Star or a talent search for brand new show, it’s an amazing opportunity for Eddie Bush to have a guaranteed audition for the program, as auditions for shows such as these frequently number in the tens of thousands. It’s an opportunity that Eddie Bush is grabbing, and his supporters are rallying to make sure Eddie wins this competition!
Late in the day of the first day of competition, ‘Calloused Hands’ took the number one spot among hundreds of entries and country music artist hopefuls. ‘Calloused Hands’ held firm at number one for 4 days, but early Monday morning slipped to second, then third, and fell all the way to number eight. Eddie’s friends, family and long-time fans rallied and spent the day voting for Eddie, successfully bringing him back to first place in the competition, where he has since remained.
Voting for the competition ends at midnight ET on Thursday, January 20th, and all Eddie Bush fans have been asked to log in their votes for Calloused Hands on Thursday. It’s not too late to get in one vote, as long as it’s in by midnight. Instructions are listed below.
Eddie Bush is a veteran in the music scene but has yet to have the one big break to make him a house-hold name. His fans, friends and family have watched Eddie perform at all levels and on many stages, from clubs and restaurants, to opening or touring with artists including Keith Urban, Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar, Heart, Alison Krauss, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, .38 Special, REO Speedwagon, Jefferson Starship, Georgia Satellites, Montgomery Gentry, Rick Springfield, Steve Morse, Delbert McClinton, Little River Band, Charlie Daniels, and the late Jeff Healy, among others. Eddie’s supporters know that Eddie Bush is a star, and have been waiting for the rest of America to see it too.
Every single vote for Eddie Bush is one step closer to seeing his dreams come true. Here’s how to vote for Eddie Bush as the New Country Artist on OurStage.com.
1. Go to www.EddieBush.com
2. Click on the black & pink OurStage ad on the right hand side of the page that says Join the Pandora of Indie Music.
3. That will take you to the registration page on OurStage.com.
4. Create an OurStage profile — you don’t need to fill out a lot of information, just the necessary info to register.
5. You will receive and email to confirm your registration, so click that link and your registration will be verified.
6. Once you are back in the OurStage page, after you’ve registered and verified, Login. The Login icon is in the top right hand side of the page.
7. Once you login, click this link http://www.ourstage.com/profile/eddiebush, or type in Eddie Bush in the search box at the top right hand of the screen next to login.
8. Now you’ll be on Eddie’s profile page.
9. On the OVERVIEW tab, on the right hand side of the page, it should say Make this Artist your favorite. Make sure you select that, or type in Eddie Bush. THIS IS IMPORTANT
10. It should now say "Favorite Artist,Currently you have Eddie Bush set as your favorite artist".
11.Look for the tab that says Songs and click that.
12. You will see Calloused Hands first.
13. Click the green or yellow link next to calloused hands that says "Country Artist Search".
14. That brings you to two tabs – one says Standings, and one says Judging.
15. Click on the Judging tab
16. You will now be able to see 4 songs that you can listen to and vote on. You have to listen to 15 seconds of each song before you can vote. Place them in the order from worst to best and then lock in your vote.
NOTE — IF YOU HAVE AN ERROR MESSAGE HERE, SWITCH TO HEAD TO HEAD JUDGING
Eddie should come up within your first 20 battles, as long as you made him your favorite artist.
Find out more about Eddie Bush on the Web at www.EddieBush.com, www.Facebook.com/EddieBushMusic, www.Twitter.com/Eddie_Bush, www.ReverbNation.com/EddieBush, www.OurStage.com/profile/EddieBush and www.Myspace.com/EddieBush.
Eddie Bush Competing on OurStage: ONE WEEK ONLY! #1 Placement WINS competition and chance for new TV competition – VOTE NOW
A Major Cable Network is Searching for the Next Big Thing in Country Music “The cable television network is now casting the most amazing undiscovered vocal talent for an exciting new musical competition series.” Eddie HAS the voice, Eddie HAS the passion and Eddie HAS the edge to out-sing the competition!
If you’re not yet aware, Eddie currently has music listed on the OurStage Web site. OurStage.com is a pretty cool site for Indie artists.
Each month, Eddie is able to enter three songs in 3 different categories (music or video), and you may already know that I C Christmas finished 50th overall of nearly 1,000 songs in the Holiday Channel competition! It’s a fantastic way to gain a new audience and additional exposure.
OurStage also has national competitions for various submissions, such as the recent Keith Urban contest. Today, they announced a competition that Eddie has entered, but this is where Eddie is going to need your votes and help TODAY!
The competition is called “New Country Artist Search” and the artist who finishes at #1 will win a spot to audition for a new TV search competition.
Eddie has just entered “Calloused Hands” into this competition and he needs our votes TODAY and for the next week, since the competition only last for ONE week! Eddie was the 103rd entry into the competition, so we’re already a bit behind. We need to get people voting ASAP so we can get Eddie into that top 10 as soon as possible!
Here’s how you vote.
Go to www.EddieBush.com.
Look for the OurStage Ad on the right side of the page and click it.
It will take you to the OurStage registration page.
Sign up for an account (multiple accounts could disqualify an entry).
Sign in and enter Eddie Bush in the search field in the top right hand corner, or just click this link: http://www.ourstage.com/profile/eddiebush/songs
Under Calloused Hands, click the green link that says for the New Country Artist Search, or here: http://www.ourstage.com/contests/4747-new-country-artist-search
Select the tab that says “Judge” and start judging songs.
If you make Eddie your favorite artist, you will be able to judge him at least once per day within your first 20 song ‘judges’. But if you have time to stay and judge, you will hopefully see him multiple times. You only have to listen to 15 seconds of a song before you can judge it, and using the “judge 4 and sort” method is the quickest. Also, once you’ve heard a song, the next time it comes up, you won’t have to listen to it again, so you can immediately sort it.
Eddie needs to get into the top 20 and STAY there. It seems that those songs in the top 20 come up in judging more frequently than others. So please judge and vote! Just a few lost votes could move him out of the top 100!
EDDIE NEEDS YOUR VOTES in order for this to happen! Please share this with friends and feel free to TAG them and stress how important it is for people to start voting immediately, and throughout the next week.
EVERY vote for Eddie will count!
THANK YOU so much for your support! If you have any questions about the process, just ask and we’ll walk you through it!