If you happen to be in Nashville, close to Nashville, or anywhere that you can get to Nashville from there – by 6:00 p.m. tonight, you just might want to head over to 3rd and Lindsley. Monday night, March 14, at 6 p.m., you will find Rusty Rierson on stage. And, we think you will be so glad you went! We stumbled on Rusty a while ago and started following him on Periscope. We checked out his web site. And, we listened to his music on Spotify. And, we like what we heard.
Rusty is from South-central Kansas. He grew up on his family’s farm and, according to his bio, he ‘fell in love with agriculture’. He got a degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State, and a masters degree in Animal Science. He won a state-wide talent contest, which was hosted by Farm Bureau, and performed at the Kansas State Fair. In fact, he is invited back to perform at that fair every year since his first appearance in 2007.
His list of entertainment credits continues to grow, as he has played all over the U.S., including Alaska, and he has planed in many countries, including Canada, Mexico, Scotland and England. Rusty has shared the stage with artists such as Sawyer Brown, John Berry, Doug Stone, Michael Martin Murphey, Dustin Lynch, T.G. Sheppard, David Frizzell, Joe Diffie, Craig Campbell, Don Williams and many others.
I love the song, “Souvenirs,” which Rusty released back in 2012. The project was recorded in Nashville and produced by Richie Owens. Owens has produced albums for Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Rachel Holder and the Georgia Satellites. The song briefly charted on the Music Row Breakout Chart in the U.S., but went to No. 1 for four straight weeks on Europe’s Country Music Chart, and held off country superstar Toby Keith to the second position the whole time. Maybe those folks in Europe know more about country music than some of our radio program directors here in the U.S. Because, I’m listening to ‘country music’ when I listen to”Souvenirs”. It’s not the country/pop, country/rock, country/rap we are getting on our Top 40 stations these days. “Souvenirs” is good country music.
That’s enough talking about Rusty Rierson, we want you to listen to him. Here is his video for “Souvenirs”. Let me know what you all think of this song. And, spend a little time with Rusty on Spotify. I think you will also like “Hey, Hey Hello”. And, if you enjoy contemporary Christian music … this is your guy. You get a little of everything from Rusty, and it’s all great.
I’m really looking forward to hear what you think of that song, and all the others that Rusty has on Spotify for you to listen to.
While you are out there looking at Rusty’s website, listening to him on Spotify, and watching some of his YouTube videos, take a minute to follow him on Twitter, too, @RustyRierson. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.
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