Rustie Blue was born and raised in the Southeastern part
of Ohio, U.S.A. She grew up surrounded by Country Music! Rustie
states, "I come from a large family, and we would always gather around,
play music and sing." Rustie's grandmother was Lila Jane Travis; being
related to the Lengendary Merle Travis may help explain some of Rustie's
inherited talent. She started singing at local fairs when she was eight
years old. Her love for Country Music has lead her to many great
things! Rustie has opened shows for great artists such as
Whisperin' Bill Anderson, Aaron Tippin, Daryle Singletary, Jeff Carson,
Rhett Akins, and David Lee Murphy, and the list goes 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. In September 2001 the album was nominated for
album of the year and Rustie was nominated for female vocalist of the
year in Indie Tracker magazine. She has been featured in many
publications such as "Southern Country" (the South's #1 British Country
Music magazine), "Country Music Round-Up" and "Country Gazette" (Holland's
largest Country magazine). Rustie was also featured on the cover of
"H.E.E.T." magazine January 2002, and many more! She has made numerous
TV appearances, such as 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 and 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. In 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. Rustie is expected to go to
Norway in 2005, along with her road band "The Stallions."
September/October 2003 took Rustie to Australia, a great tour! She was
one of only five American artist invited to perform at the 17th annual
Telstra Mildura Festival; what an honor!
Just days before traveling to Australia, Rustie was in the Sony
Studios, Nashville where Rustie and Bill Anderson teamed up to record a
duet. This was a year in the making! Chip Chip, the single is to be
released to radio in early August 2004! "Chip Chip", Rustie's third
album is to be released in late August. Rustie and Bill both are
looking forward to the success of the release!
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 as 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 whos she is,
what she wants, and where she's going! Blue expresses a lot 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!
Find out more about Rustie and her music at her website
For more information, please contact Laura at
PO Box 558
Smyrna, TN 37167
PRS, TLC Radio, August 2005