Behind the Music
Tyrus Bush is a singer, musician, writer, producer, and personality that is about to take the world by storm. This New Jersey native is an old soul with a new sound - whose powerful voice, passionate performance, and stirring music revives the great gospel traditions of conviction, creativity, and substance.
Tyrus and his family attended a large, historic church in Trenton, pastored by his uncle. There, he had the opportunity to discover, explore, and refine his gifts in music and ministry at an early age. At 8 he formed an all male singing group that subsequently performed with gospel legends Rev. Timothy Wright and Bishop Rance Allen and then toured with “Willie Neal & The Gospel Keynotes”and “The Mighty Clouds of Joy”. By the age of 12, Tyrus had become the church’s full time musical and choral director and continued to pursue music, performance, and ministry. At age 16, after appearing in a series of small stage productions, Tyrus auditioned and became a finalist on season two of American Idol. Thereafter, he went on Showtime At the Apollo and won the amateur night competition five consecutive times singing and playing Smokie Norful’s hit “I Need You Now”.
The highlight of his life occurred on November 13, 2006. At age 21, Tyrus married the love of his life Shaone Bush. Together they have three sons, Tyrus II, Neri, and Princeton as well as daughter, Tylie . Tyrus is currently a licensed minister and serves as Worship Leader at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset NJ, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. DeForest Soaries.
Prior to releasing his debut single “Already Done”, Tyrus has collaborated with producers, writers, and artist such as Stanley Brown, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Rodney "DarkChild" Jerkins, Melonie Daniels, and most recently penned "Prayer Changes Things" for gospel legend Shirley Caesar.
Tyrus believes that we are all blessed to be a blessing which is why he is dedicated to using his gifts to initiate change, inspire hope, and impact lives in the name and by the power Jesus Christ.