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!
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"On Music Box, France, we do really love Rustie Blue since we discovered
her with her album and one of its title /Chip, Chip/. Our auditors have
even nominated Rustie Blue as "Female Artist of the Year" for the Music
Box Tv Awards 2005 !
Since we program regularly this artist on our wave for the biggest
pleasure of everyone.
Her last album, *Stronger Than Steel*, particularly pleases me and I
have already programmed, in the broadcast /Honky Tonk Music Box/, some
titles as /Stronger Than Steel, Shape Up Heart, Cowgirls Do It Better/
(one of my favorites). It sounds like country we love, with spirit and
dynamism. This album should make altogether the hapiness of the real
amators of the most beautiful music in the world and the country line
dancers as well." .....Quentin Gerard, Music Box TV France.
Rustie Blue's Bio
In 2000, Rustie released her debut album That Oughta Do It with "I'm Dropping Tears" being the kickoff single to impact overseas markets. After her sophomore album, Enter At Your Own Risk, was released two years later, Rustie headed overseas on a promotional tour, bringing her music to Denmark, Belgium, Germany, and The Netherlands. In 2003, Rustie partook in another tour across Australia (where she had the honor of performing at the 17th Annual Telstra Mildura Festival) and also New Zealand.
Momentum gained from Rustie's critically acclaimed album, Chip, Chip, made 2004 another winning for her. Chip, Chip featured the title track hit duet with Bill Anderson, and the single received rave reviews. Renowned music journalist Robert K. Oermann proclaimed, "Rustie's harmony vocal is on the money. The production thumps right along!" The song won Vocal Collaboration Of The Year in 2005 and staked out at the top of the European Country Music Association Chart for seven weeks! The following year, she stepped on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage to accept an award for her duet with Bill. A nomination in the "Female Artist of the Year" category in the 2005 Music Box France Awards placed Rustie among big-name contenders: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, and Gretchen Wilson! "Cloud of Dust" and "Don't Come Cryin'" (from her Chip, Chip album) were both "picked" on the After Midnite With Blair Garner syndicated radio show.
More success followed in 2007 when Rustie entered the fan-voted Famecast online competition. During five voting periods, her fans advanced her first into the Top 50, then Top 25, to Top 10, and finally the Top 5. Famecast flew all five artists to Austin, TX to compete for the title of Famecast Country Fenom; Rustie placed 2nd by just two votes.
Four years after the release of her last album comes Stronger Than Steel, and true to its title, the album showcases some of Rustie's best work to date! She recorded all twelve songs in Nashville backed by some of Music City's top studio musicians including Lonnie Wilson (percussion) and Larry Franklin (fiddle). Stronger Than Steel features two songs that Rustie co-wrote - the title track and "Cowgirls Do It Better." Country Weekly magazine's Senior Editor, Larry Holden, referred to "Cowgirls" as being "a rompingly funny look at the romantic world of guys and gals." There are also three duets featured on the album. Rustie pairs with the album's producer, Willie Mack, on "Stronger Than Steel" and "It Hurts Like Love." The third is her hit duet with Bill Anderson, "Chip, Chip," which is included as the bonus track. Another highlight is "Fall In the First Place," the Terri Clark co-penned tuned. "This album has been a long time coming! I'm really fortunate to have such a great talent as Willie Mack to produce my new album and to have worked with some of Nashville's award-winning musicians!" Rustie says that, with Stronger Than Steel, she has hit her stride. "I feel as though I finally have found myself and voice in this album."