LISTEN UP: Conman Radio Show Shines Spotlight On RUSTIE BLUE!Jul 17th, 2008 | Topic: Reviews
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LISTEN UP: Conman Radio Show Shines Spotlight On RUSTIE BLUE!
Englewood, CO (July 17, 2008) – RUSTIE BLUE will be on The Conman Radio Show TOMORROW evening! She is the featured artist in the “Bar Bands & Basement Tapes” segment, which is scheduled to air at 8:15 PM, Mountain time zone (9:15 PM Central / 10:15PM Eastern time). The show’s host, Chris Conn, will highlight several songs from Rustie’s forthcoming album, Stronger Than Steel! Fans are invited to tune in to the show via the stations who carry the show or online at http://www.ConmanRadio.com.
Chris’ inspiration for implementing “Bar Bands & Basement Tapes” into his show sprung forth from a simple concept. “Years ago, I started a feature on my radio show called ‘Bar Bands & Basement Tapes.’ It was designed to give Independent country talent 15 minutes of fame in front of a national audience. Since it’s conception, I have featured hundreds of up and coming talents. Some have gone on to sign major recording contracts (Danielle Peck, Ashley Gearing, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Amanda Wilson) and some simply fade away.”
He is excited to be featuring Rustie on tomorrow’s show! “This Friday, I will be featuring a great singer/songwriter by the name of Rustie Blue. I have known Rustie for years and continue to watch her star rise! She recently sent me a copy of her new CD, Stronger Than Steel, and I was blown away by her level of talent and maturity of the album. This is exactly why I started ‘Bar Bands & Basement Tapes’! I want the rest of the nation to know that there is more to country music than just the top 40 songs you hear on most radio stations!”
Stronger Than Steel is the follow-up to Rustie’s critically acclaimed album, Chip, Chip, and is set for a August 26, 2008 release. Rustie co-wrote the title track and “Cowgirls Do It Better” on the new album. Other writers on the album include Terri Clark on “Fall In the First Place” (written with Gilles Godard and Bobby Tomberlane) and Deborah Allen on “It Hurts Like Love” (written with Chuck Jones). Rustie also recorded “Where I Used to Be,” co-written by Country Weekly magazine’s Senior Editor, Larry Holden, (written with fellow CW colleague, Jerry Holthouse and also Sergei Olkovsky). Willie Mack produced the album and is also a featured guest vocalist on “Stronger Than Steel” and “It Hurts Like Love.”
The first single from the new album is “One Hot Summer Ago” which has already been shipped to radio.