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 evoke the great gospel traditions of conviction, creativity, spirituality, and substance.
As a child, 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 from 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 before touring with “Willie Neal & The Gospel Keynotes” and “The Mighty Clouds of Joy”. At age 9 he began taking classical piano lessons, and by the age of 12, Tyrus had become the church’s primary organist and choral director. 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 to win the world-famous Apollo 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 four sons, Tyrus II, Neri, Princeton, and Tylin as well as a daughter, Tylie. Tyrus is currently an ordained preacher and serves as Pastor of Worship and Creative Fine Arts at Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold, NJ, under the leadership of Bishop David G. Evans.
Tyrus has collaborated in various capacities with producers, writers, and artists such as Stanley Brown, Steve Lawrence, LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, and gospel legend Shirley Caesar, for whom he penned the song "Prayer Changes Things". Additionally, his writing credits include the Billboard #1 Gospel Hit Song "He Kept Me" for Lamont Sanders, "What Will It Take" featured on Bishop T. D. Jakes' "Finally Loosed" album, as well as his celebrated debut single "Already Done".
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 of Jesus Christ.