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With music influences like Patsy Cline and Elvis, it's obvious why Rustie Blue crosses so many barriers. No matter what Rustie sings, her true blue country vocals are very much apparent! Her energetic stage performance and charismatic personality makes Blue a refreshing experience and somebody you won't forget!Read More...
Rustie was born and raised in the Southeastern part of Ohio, U.S.A. She grew up surrounded by Country Music! Rustie comes from a large family; I guess you could say she has country in her blood! Rustie's grandmother was Lila Jane Travis; Being related to the Legendary Merle Travis may help explain some of Rustie's inherited talent! Her love for Country Music has lead her to many great things! Rustie has opened shows for great artists such has, Whisperin' Bill Anderson, Aaron Tippin, Daryle Singletary, Jeff Carson, Rhett Akins, and David Lee Murphy, and the list goes on and on.
Rustie enjoyed much success with her debut album, "That Oughta Do It." The first single to be released from the album, I'm Dropping Tears," climbed to #7 on the Worldwide Mainstream Chart (for most played artist), in August 2001. Rustie's latest single, "Cloud Of Dust" hit the R&R Chart in December 2005 and was "picked" on the nationally syndicated show "After Midnite With Blair Garner' "Pick it or Flick it." She has been featured in many publications such as Music Row Magazine, Country Weekly, New Music Weekly, Music City News, Roots Country , "Southern Country" (the South's #1 British Country Music magazine). "Country Music Round-Up," Country Gazette (Holland's largest Country magazine), and has graced the cover of H.E.E.T. Magazine (Chicago) and Blazing Boots (UK). Blue has made numerous radio and tv appearances, such the famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree (Nashville), Fox 28 WTTE, Nashville Video Showcase, and a well known "Bingo Show" which is broadcast on TV Denmark 2, across the entire country and Greenland!
Rustie's second album was released in January of 2002 entitled, "Enter At Your Own Risk;" It is a mix of Traditional Country with a bluesy sound! Her first single released from the album, "Who's She To You," hit the air waves shortly after the album was released, spent 8 weeks in the E.M.S. European Chart, peaked at #17. Her second release, "On and On and On" went to #1 on the "Hot Country Singles Chart" in May of 2002; It stayed on the E.M.S. chart for seven weeks. Rustie recorded and released a duet with Grand Ole' Opry member Ernie Ashworth in 2002. Ernie is best known for his hit song "Talk Back Tremblin" Lips."
Rustie has traveled and performed in many parts of the world, February 2002, her first European tour took her to such countries as Denmark, Belgium, Germany, and Holland. This was a great success, after seeing her perform, "Star Music International," a Norwegian booking agency added her to their American Artist Roster. February & March 2003 Rustie toured New Zealand, October 2003 traveled to Australia; Blue was one of only five American artist invited to perform at the 17th annual Telstra Mildura Festival, what an honor! Talks are underway for Rustie's return!
Just days before traveling to Australia, Rustie was in Sony Studio's, Nashville. Rustie and Bill Anderson teamed up to record the International smash hit, "Chip Chip.". This was a year in the making! "Chip Chip," the single was released worldwide in August and won the "Vocal Collaboration Of The Year" in the E.C.M.A. Music Choice Awards 2005! Rustie was honored when she had the opportunity to accept the award on the Grand Ole Opry stage along side of Whisperin' Bill Anderson during the CMA Fest. "Chip Chip," Rustie's third album was released in mid-October, 2004, and it has been receiving rave reviews from the critics! Rustie has recently been nominated for Female Artist Of The Year in the Music Box TV Awards 2005 (France) along with 6 other artists, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson , Reba, Shania Twain, Alison Krauss and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and has just signed with Jean Claude Paulin du Besset of Mission Country, France!
If all of this were not enough, Rustie Blue is well known for her high energy show and tribute to Dolly Parton in the "Center Stage Legends In Concert Show." Rustie is DYNAMIC ON STAGE AS DOLLY, WHICH SPILLS OVER FROM HER BUBBLY PERSONALITY AS HERSELF! If I would have to sum up Rustie Blue in a few sentences, I would have to say this gal knows who she is, what she wants, and where she's going! Blue expresses alot of passion for ENTERTAINING, and it comes natural with boundless enthusiasm on stage for her fans! She is as the "Eagle Gazette" recently described her, TRUE BLUE!