Effective music ministry can well be described as a delicate balancing act. While great vocal performances and compelling lyrics are a must, CCM Programmers and listeners are also often looking to see if an artist’s lifestyle, motives and connection to the Body of Christ match up to the image. For the artist himself, daily choices are made that affect creativity, family cohesion, church accountability and living life as a disciple of Jesus.
Singer-songwriter David Bush seems to have found the sweet spot in connecting well-produced and heartfelt songs with a fruitful ministry focus. One of a handful of independent artists that enjoys broad airplay on AC and Inspirational radio nationwide, David's commercial appeal has grown alongside a vibrant and growing church-based worship and music ministry.
David left his native Southern California for the Heartland years ago, but from the improbable ministry base of Des Moines, Iowa God has provided a bumper crop of opportunity that continues to grow.
Early national songwriting awards from the Gospel Music Association led to an indie recording that gained regional airplay and regional concert invitations. Two more CD projects followed (In Transit and Change the World) that ushered in a national radio and concert platform including 3 Top 20 singles.
David's recordings have garnered Production credits most signed artists would welcome John Andrew Schreiner (Fernando Ortega, Crystal Lewis, Michael W. Smith, Third Day, The Gettys) and Jeff Dykhouse (Paul Baloche, Donna Summer, Patti Cabrera). David’s career brought recording opportunities with artists as diverse as Fernando Ortega, Scott Krippayne, Jonathan Martin (The Martins) and Michael O'Brien.
In concerts across the country, David has shared the stage with Avalon, Todd Agnew, Jamie Jamgochian, Joy Williams, Rend Collective Experiment and many others. With each single David has released, more stations have found room on their playlists. His last four single releases have all made the Radio and Records and/or CRW charts.
While one foot may be firmly planted in the CCM music scene, another foot is firmly grounded in family and church ministry. A devoted husband and father of four boys, David is now seeing his sons enthusiastically participate in the worship life of the church as musicians, vocalists and songwriters.
We are excited to having David Bush and his son Aaron Bush in concert on September 8, 2019. This will be a fun evening of music, food, and fellowship (of course). We hope you will plan to attend our all-church concert/picnic!