Louisville, KY (PRWEB) July 19, 2011
Four cuts from his second CD were chart-toppers in Europe, his voice is part Toby Keith with a strong dash of Waylon Jennings, and he can bench press your Buick. And now, much to the excitement of country radio radar watchers and serious aficionados of the genre, country artist Ed Rusher has released his third album, “Heavy Metal.”
In a business crowded with long-suffering club artists and hardened record executives, Ed Rusher’s bio reads like a breath of fresh country air. Only a few months before releasing his first CD in 2006, Corn Fed or Grain Fed, Ed wanted to write a song for his son’s wedding (he has four boys). With a background that included school swing choir and more than a few rock bands, the result was a definite country vibe that got the unexpected attention of studio musicians in the area. With their help and a little time to write more songs, the first album was a mixture of honky tonk and vivid reality snapshots from the rural life, with 2 cuts reaching #8 and 2 cuts reaching #12 on the ECMA (European Country Music Association) charts.
Fast forward to 2008, and the release of Ed’s 15 song CD “Cowboy Cadillac.” That CD had four songs topping charts in Germany, England, and Australia. With songs like "Cowboy Cadillac," "Big Old Country Boy," "Suburban Redneck," "Too Soon to Start Drinkin’," and "Boys Night Out," Ed shook the country world with a blend of rock and traditional country styling. This CD however was the prelude to his next feat, the creation of a sound Ed calls “Hair Country.”
Heavy Metal shows strong evolution from the second CD, with screaming guitar licks reminiscent of Motley Crue, and Poison. "Raisin’ Hell," "Heavy Metal," "Queens of the South," and "Saturday Night in Texas" will feed everyone's need for shredded guitar licks.
There are beach songs of course on “Heavy Metal,” because anyone who knows Ed knows he loves the beach and a good time! "Runnin’ to Mexico," "Head on Down to the Islands," and "Orphans," will take listeners on an intoxicating trip to the beach and a party that never ends.
“Heavy Metal” also has touching and powerful ballads sure to make you think, and maybe even cause you to shed a tear. "Every Beat My Heart Will Ever Make," is a song Ed wrote for his son’s first dance at his wedding. "Without You" is a love song to melt the heart of anyone it is played for, and "Thank You" is a tribute to mothers everywhere. The wise and steady counsel of Ed’s father is conveyed in "Letter to My Son," a thought provoking proverb listeners can share with their son as well.
Ed Rusher is one of biggest men and the biggest voices in country music. At 250 pounds, his powerful vocals and distinctive musical sound matches his squat and bench press. That power can however be harnessed to create a touching and warm moment to melt anyone's heart and make them think of what is really important in life. Ed is the total package; strength, size, power and a faithful, thoughtful heart.
“Heavy Metal” is available through Ed’s website, http://www.edrusher.com, ITunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody. Contact his manager at 502 773 0290 or through his website at ed(at)edrusher(dot)com