GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush has penned a set of original songs for Janece Shaffer’s new play Troubadour, which will stage its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia,January 18-February 12, 2017.

A romantic comedy set in 1950s Nashville, Troubadour follows the son of a country music legend who joins forces with a singer-songwriter and a rodeo tailor to carry on his father’s legacy. As the story unfolds, a revolution is born, and country music is changed forever — with Bush’s period-accurate tunes guiding the way.

“Writing the throwback country songs for Troubadour was exciting, especially for an East Tennessee boy like me,” says Bush. “It was a joy discovering these characters, and a wonderful challenge to try and create hit songs for each of them that would fit in the authentic timeline of the story.”

Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer wrote the script with music from Bush and direction by Susan V. Booth. For tickets and information, visit or call 404.733.5000.