Multi-platinum recording artist Kristian Bush is saving the world from a zombie apocalypse in his new music video for Top 40 and climbing hit, “Trailer Hitch.” Catch the world premiere of the video for the infectious song exclusively across CMT, CMT Pure,KristianBush.CMT.com and CMT Artists App today (10/20). Following the 48-hour broadcast exclusive, the music video will be available on VEVO and all digital platforms.
Bush enlisted the help of Director Blake Judd of Judd Films (Shooter Jennings, George Jones, Jason Isbell) and famous Hollywood ‘monster creator’ and Special Effects Makeup Artist Robert Kurtzman, Creature Corps (Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Hostel Part III, Children of the Corn) to create the ‘walking dead’ for this captivating video.
“Robert’s work is so detailed and so true to what your brain thinks it should be, that there is a moment where I’m really worried that there is actually a zombie apocalypse, because it’s so real,” said Bush.
Filmed in East Nashville’s fooBAR, the zombies take over, pawing at the window and breaking down the door. Bush light-heartedly saves the day by hypnotizing the creepy creatures with his live performance and ensuing a monster mash dance party.
Zombies lurk in every corner of the music video and fans should keep an eye out for surprise celebrity cameos, including Canaan Smith, Larkin Poe, Annie Clements, Twang And Round and Tim Montana.
For more behind-the-scenes action from this hilarious and creeptastically creative premiere, check out YouTube.com/KristianBush.
“Trailer Hitch” brings Bush’s voice front-and-center and is the lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album. Executive produced by Byron Gallimore, the album will be released on Streamsound Records.
Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early ’90s, releasing a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (self-titled debut and BLOOM). In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including GRAMMYs, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. To date, Bush garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent producing/songwriting collaborations include Mike Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Dia Frampton, Ellis Paul, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.
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ABOUT Creature Corps: Creature Corps is an award winning, full service special make-up, creature, character, and visual effects company. We specialize in the design and creation of amazing creatures, prosthetics, animatronics, human and animal replicas, digital visual effects, compositing, 2D and 3D animation, special props and costumes for Film, Television and Haunted Attractions. Founded by veteran special effects creator and film director/producer Robert Kurtzman (Co- Founder of the multi award winning K.N.B EFX GROUP INC.)