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Chase Bush Wins Bluegrass Vocalist of the Year at The Josie Music Awards 2023 at The Grand Ole Opry

Written by Renee Collins Cobb, M.Ed. and Warren Cobb, B.A.

The 9th Annual Josie Music Awards were held in Nashville at The Grand Ole Opry on October 22, 2023. The Josie Music Awards are the largest, most respected, revered award and prestigious events / association in the independent music industry. Their theme is "Chase Your Dreams - Be a Part of Something Big."

And Chase Bush has been"chasing dreams" for a long time, from being an American Idol Season 6 contestant on national television to a member of the multi-award winning "The Goodwin Brothers.

Chase Bush is one of the lead vocalists for The Goodwin Brothers and he rounds off their three-part harmony with perfection in both phrasing, interpretation and harmonies.

You would be safe to assume that although Chase isn’t a blood brother, the three vocalists have undoubtedly been singing together for many years. Founder, Jonathan says the ‘Goodwin’ boys first met Bush at a church gathering as young teenagers in the small town of Winchester, KY.

While Chase may be new to the bluegrass scene, he has certainly had his fair-share of time spent on stage. In 2006 he left the small town of Richmond, KY. and landed on stage in Hollywood as a top contestant on American Idol. Even then he was being prepped for ‘group singing’ as he was paired with Idol’s eventual season 5 winner, Taylor Hicks.

Randy Jackson says of Bush, “You remind me of a young Wayne Newton.”

In a genre that prides itself in fast picking and hard driving instruments, you better have more than just a typical voice to keep this crowds' attention without an instrument in hand. Bush certainly fits the bill. The Brother’s take on classics like “You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are” (Written by Carl E. Jackson / David William Wills) and "The Old, Old House" highlights Bush’s lead vocal as a soloist and as the ‘brothers’ harmonize on the choruses.

Congratulations to Chase Bush on not only his Josie Music Awards win but for also being nominated for the first time for the Hollywood Independent Music Awards in August and for winning an HIMA for The Goodwin Brothers Performance on Overtones LIVE which garnered Best Live/ Streamed Performance of 2023.

In addition, Chase, being part of The Goodwin Brothers has also won Best Bluegrass Song for The Goodwin Brothers "Everyday Thing".

In June of 2022, The Goodwin Brothers made an appearance on Overtones LIVE which resulted in a three part project that produced Overtones LIVE Presents The Goodwin Brothers "Working In Concert" in DVD, Vinyl and CD and it is available on all platforms as well as be ordered at

Chase Bush recently appeared with NBC "The Voice" Season 21 Top 10 Finalist Holly Forbes on Overtones LIVE/ Off The Cuff Mashup Josie Music Awards Preview Edition with Renee Collins Cobb and Adam Banks

Renee Collins Cobb, M.Ed. and Warren Cobb are Executive Producers of Overtones LIVE and Co-Owners of Listen Locally, LLC, as well as Executive Directors and Founders of Room 17 Productions, a non-profit 501c3 organization. We are also partners in Dreamland Entertainment Group and The Scribe TV Network.

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