It’s a heartbreak-to-happiness story to hear and it had to be difficult to tell, but in September, the life and career Sugarland’s Kristian Bush is the subject of the documentary Walk Tall: The Journey of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush.
The past four years have been riddled with monumental events for Kristian. On August 13, 2011, while he and Sugarland partner Jennifer Nettles were preparing to take the stage at the Indiana State Fair, a gust of wind from an area storm caused parts of the stage to collapse into the crowd. The aftermath was devastating. Seven people died, and many others were injured awaiting the duo’s Incredible Machine performance.
Emotionally, the tragedy shook the members of Sugarland to their core, but for Kristian, it was the first event in a series of what could have been perceived as setbacks. A few months after the stage collapse in late 2011, he and his wife, Jill, filed for divorce. Then in 2012, Jennifer Nettles gave birth to her first child and Sugarland went on hiatus.
It could have derailed anyone, but in Walk Tall, Kristian explains how he got back on track and release his first solo album, Southern Gravity.
Nash TV Films is the newest development in the NASH entertainment brand. Walk Tall: The Journey of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush is the first feature-length film from the company.