Chanteur Country US né le 3 Mai 1944 à Corpus Christie (Texas), mais installé à Austin (Texas). Rusty Wier est décédé le 9 Octobre 2009

Texas singer/songwriter Rusty Wier found a gold mine when he wrote "Don't It Make You Wanna Dance." More than half a dozen different singers recorded the song, including Chris Le Doux, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Barbara Mandrell. But it was Bonnie Raitt singing it on the soundtrack for Urban Cowboy that put it on the map in a big way when sales were certified as double platinum. Years earlier, his first taste of entertaining wasn't nearly as lucrative, but it did make a lasting impression.
Wier found out that he liked to bring smiles to an audience when he was just three years old and galloping on a toy stick horse among the tables of his father's Austin restaurant, accompanied by "the William Tell Overture." He hasn't stopped since, although the venues and the pay scale have changed a bit over the years. A decade after that first experience, Wier began playing drums with an outfit called the Centennials. He moved on to local rock groups Lavender Hill Express and Wig, playing with them for about a decade. When Lavender Hill Express derailed, Wier picked up a guitar and learned how to play the instrument without any formal music instruction. The self-taught guitarist, having learned how to play from nothing but an instruction book, went on to perform with numerous artists, among them the Marshall Tucker Band, Gatemouth Brown, the Charlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, Steve Fromholtz, Asleep At The Wheel, the Amazing Rhythm Aces, and Ozark Mountain Daredevils. At one point, his opening act was an up-and-coming country singer named George Strait. Wier, with artists such as Michael Martin Murphey and Walker, was present at the start of the movement that became known as "the Austin Sound." ABC Records was the first company to record Wier. He later inked deals with Columbia Records and 20th Century.

http://www.rustywier.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Alternative Country

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyMyJJyKc3o

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1974 SP ABC 12019 (US) Jeremiah Black / Stoned,slow,rugged
1975 SP 20TH CENTURY 2188 (US) I Heard You Been Layin' My Old Lady / Aqua Dulce
1975 SP 20TH CENTURY 2195 (US) My Old Lady (Apologies To Susie ) / My Old Lady (Apologies To Susie )
1975 SP 20TH CENTURY 2219 (US) Don't It Make You Wanna Dance / Believe In The Way That You Love Me
1975 SP 20TH CENTURY 2273 (US) I Don't Want To Lay This Guitar Down / I Don't Want To Lay This Guitar Down
1976 SP COLUMBIA 10445 (US) Me And Daisy On The Run / I Think It's Time
1977 SP COLUMBIA 10600 (US) Good Good Lovin' / Good Good Lovin'
1984 SP COMPLEAT 121 (US) Lone Star Lady / Lone Star Lady
1987 SP BLACK HAT BHR-103 Other Side Of The Hall / I Kept Thinkin' About You

Albums

1974 LP 12" ABC ABCX 820 (US) STONED, SLOW, RUGGED - Whiskey Still - Whiskey Man / Easier To Hurt / Texas Morning / Painted Lady / Busted / Stoned, Slow, Rugged / Jeremiah Black / Country Style / Cobey's Song / Railroad Man
1975 LP 12" 20TH CENTURY T-469 (US) DON'T IT MAKE YOU WANNA DANCE? - Don't It Make You Wanna Dance? / I Believe In The Way That You Love Me / Trouble / Blue Haze / Aqua Dulce / Relief / Sing Me / Sally Mae / I Heard You Been Layin' My Old Lady / Tulsa Turnaround / Cloudy Days
1975 LP 12" 20TH CENTURY T-495 (US) RUSTY WIER - Fly Away / I Don't Want To Lay This Guitar Down / Sophia / Seminole Jail / Queen Of My Dreams / Listen To My Song / Just One More Time / Basic Lady / Long & Lonesome Highway Blues / Dixie Lynn / Pass The Buck
1976 LP 12" COLUMBIA 34319 (US) BLACK HAT SALOON - Black Hat Saloon / The Devil Lives In Dallas / Silly Rhymes / High Road-Low Road / The Coast Of Colorado / Tell Me Truly Julie / Lisa / Honey Dew / I Think It's Time (I Learned How To Let Her Go) / Me And Daisy On The Run
1977 LP 12" COLUMBIA 34775 (US) STACKED DECK - Walkin Through New Orleans / Sundown Sally / Good Good Lovin' / Black Queen / Goodnite Angel / Black Molly Blues / Think About It / Burned / Lola / Let Me Down Again
1987 LP 12" SUNDOWN SDLP 057 (UK) KUM-BAK BAR & GRILL - Kumback Bar & Grill / Cheryl Doreen / Daytime Drinkin' / Wonderful Tonight / I Kept Thinkin' About You / Lover Of The Other Side Of The Hill / Close Your Eyes / Alibi Lies / All My Give A Damn Is Gone / Lone Star Lady
01/1995 CD PDR 1050 (US) LIVE AT POOR DAVID'S PUB 1994 - I Think It's Time (I Learned How To Let Her Go) / Coast Of Colorado / I Heard You Been Layin' My Old Lady / Black Magic Gun / Creek Water Coffee / Aqua Dulce / Hot Spot / Fast Horses / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Amie
1997 CD BERTO ? (US) ARE WE THERE YET? - Pirogue Joe / Cowboy Who Loves To Sing The Blues / My Side Of The Story / Getaway Holiday / Fannin' The Fire / Down On The Bayou / Mr. Right / Quervo's Gold / Dark Cloud / Hot Spot
1999 CD PDR ? (US) RUSTY & SON - Lay This Guitar Down / Pirough Joe / Quervo's Gold / 1-2 Buckle My Shoe / Getaway Holiday / Fannin' The Fire / Try A Little Tenderness / Cowboy Who Loves To Sing The Blues
2001 CD ? (US) LIVE AT GRUENE HALL - Outlaw Love / He's Not The Man / Running With The Wrong Crowd / Still Waters Run Deep / Take It Slow / Pirogue Joe / Painted Lady / Don't It Make You Wanna Dance?
2002 CD ? (US) I STOOD UP - Outlaw Love / Without You / Eliza Jane / I Got You / Truly Julie / Still Waters Run Deep / Thick And The Thin / Long - Lonesome Highway Blues / Sunrise In Port A / I Stood Up
10/2002 CD WESTSIDE 919 (UK) BLACK HAT SALOON / STACKED DECK - Black Hat Saloon / The Devil Lives In Dallas / Silly Rhymes / High Road-Low Road / Coast Of Colorado / Tell Me Truly Jane / Lisa / Honey Dew / I Think Its Time (I Learned How To Let Her Go) / Me And Daisy On The Run / Walkin' Thru New Orleans / Sundown Sally / Good, Good Lovin' / Black Queen / Midnight Angel / Black Molly Blues / Think About It / Burned / Lola / Don't Let Me Down Again / Let The Good Times Roll
09/2005 CD HAT CREEK ? (US) LIVE FROM THE TEXAS THEATER - Intro - Hot Spot / Two Dogs Howlin' At The Moon / The Viagra Song / The Valentine Song / Cheryl Doreen / The Cowboy Who Loves To Sing The Blues / Burn Down The Beerjoint / Thick & The Thin / I Heard You Been Layin' My Old Lady / Cuervo's Gold / Don't It Make You Wanna Dance
10/2005 CD HARLEQUIN 69770 (US) UNDER MY HAT - Listen To My Song / Just One More Time / Don't It Make You Wanna Dance / I Don't Want To Lay This Guitar Down / Fly Away / Sally Mae / Trouble / I Believe In The Way That You Love Me / Aqua Dulce / I Heard That You've Been Laying My Old Lady / Texas Morning / Black Hat Saloon / The Devil Lives In Dallas / The Coast Of Colorado

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