Rusty began his career in Texas working with his good friend Keith Andersen at an Opryland style theme park. Years later, Rusty would be one of the top players in music publishing, and Keith Andersen would be one of the top artist in the country.
There are several record producers in town that have had staying power and get to work on numerous records. When we were writing songs for a company in town, James Stroud, Barry Beckett, Tony Brown and Jimmy Bowen seemed to produce everyone. Then came Scott Hendricks for a while. Now it’s Dann Huff and Byron Gallimore. Rusty ran Byron’s publishing company Song Garden successfully for a number of years.
He’s since struck out on his own. Teaming with Tim Nichols and Connie Harrington to form This Music.