Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Adkins Publicity

Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.

Gene Watson's Peers

Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2013, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Jim Rushing, which he submitted to this site on Monday 11 February 2013.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Jim Rushing who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Sean Brady would also like to say 'thank you' to highly acclaimed songwriters Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015) and Carl Jackson, without whom this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote' from Jim Rushing would not have been possible.
Gene Watson Fan Site
Jim Rushing

Jim Rushing
This quote was submitted on Monday 11 February 2013.

'Dear Sean,
Thanks so very much for making such a valiant effort to locate my email address and to write me with your blessed request.

I have been out of pocket for a few days and I'm just now getting back to my email commitments and your letter.

I would love to make a few comments about this inordinate talent...and with your permission, I will.

Going way way back, I recall when the name Gene Watson first came to my attention and, as an attentive country music listener (as well as endeavoring to write good songs), the wonderful blessings we began to receive from this incredible voice.

I had known a wonderful old soul named Bob Webster (passed away on Thursday 22 May 2007), while writing for Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) at his 'Academy of Musical Madness', and Jack Music.

It just so happened, I was visiting Webster one day after leaving this creative aggregation.  Webster mentioned he and another person were working with a new act named Gene Watson.

Webster's animated excitement was a marvelous study in itself; when a smile circled his lips and that inimitable twinkle flashed in his be-speckled eyes, it always told a special tale.

Gene Watson: 'Love in The Hot Afternoon' (Capitol Records, 1975)

Indeed, this new act, Gene Watson, was a talent to be reckoned with!  Soon came the voice, on the Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 - Saturday 22 November 2003) tune 'Love in The Hot Afternoon' (published by Jack Music) and man-oh-man, what a wonderful career was launching 'before our eyes'!

Gene Watson: 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979)
 Gene Watson: 'Reflections & Should I Come Home' (Hux Records, 2009) Gene Watson: 'Best of The Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

I was writing for Loretta Lynn's publishing company, Coal Miner's Music, in 1978, when I wrote 'Nothing Sure Looked Good on You'.


Meredith Stewart was running the company and plugging the songs at the time as well.

I remember when the song was cut, I was extremely excited!

Subsequently, to watch it endure through the years has been most gratifying.

Over the years, I never got to meet Gene, nor convey a single word to him about the song.  Though I spent thirty years in the business writing songs, curiously, our paths never crossed.

I left Nashville in 2001 and moved to Montana.

Sean, thank you for this opportunity to convey my eternal gratitude to Gene for a genuine thrill every time the song is played.

It is now a part of country music history and I'll ever rejoice he recorded it.

Thanks again, Gene Watson, for the gift that will endure through the age!

I am faithfully yours always,
Jim Rushing!'

Thank you, Jim Rushing, for your support of Gene Watson.
Gene Watson Fan Site
About Jim Rushing...

Jim Rushing guesting at Station Inn, with New Monday, singing 'Thanks Again' (written by Jim Rushing), in Nashville on Monday 21 December 2015, with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Doug Jernigan, Mike Bub, Chris Walters, Larry Atamanuik and Eli Bishop

Jim Rushing guesting at Station Inn, with New Monday, singing 'Thanks Again' (written by Jim Rushing), in Nashville on Monday 21 December 2015, with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Doug Jernigan, Mike Bub, Chris Walters, Larry Atamanuik and Eli Bishop

Ricky Skaggs: 'Comin' Home To Stay' (Epic Records, 1988)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Thanks Again' and included the track on 'Comin' Home To Stay' (Epic Records, 1988); the track reached No.17 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.

Jim Rushing
was born in Lubbock, Texas.

In September 1971, Jim Rushing moved to Nashville in order to pursue his dream of becoming a songwriter.

Jim Rushing learned some of the fine points of songwriting from the acclaimed country music songwriter Bob McDill.  Over forty years and hundreds of songs later, the rest is music history.

Jim Rushing has had a remarkable career within the country music genre as a songwriter.

Some of the artists who have recorded Jim Rushing's songs include George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Dolly Parton, Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 - Friday 8 September 2017), The Kendalls, The Oak Ridge Boys, Patty Loveless, Montgomery Gentry, Rhonda Vincent, Martina McBride, Trace Atkins, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Garth Brooks, Shawn Camp and Gene Watson…and that’s just a few of them!

Jim Rushing

At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson Peer's Quote, in February 2013, Jim Rushing was living in Montana.

Jim Rushing: 1973

Don Williams: 'Don Williams: Volume III' (JMI Records, 1973)

Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 - Friday 8 September 2017) recorded Jim Rushing's 'When Will I Ever Learn' (co-written with Wayland Holyfield and Don Williams) and included the track on 'Don Williams: Volume III' (JMI Records, 1973).

Don Williams: 'Don Williams: Volume III' (JMI Records, 1973)

Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 - Friday 8 September 2017) recorded Jim Rushing's 'I've Turned You To Stone' and included the track on 'Don Williams: Volume III' (JMI Records, 1973).

Don Williams: 'Don Williams: Volume III' (JMI Records, 1973)

Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 - Friday 8 September 2017) recorded Jim Rushing's 'Lovin' Understandin' Man' (co-written with Don Williams) and included the track on 'Don Williams: Volume III' (JMI Records, 1973).

Jim Rushing: 1974

Jeanne Pruett: 'Jeanne Pruett' (MCA Records, 1974) Jeanne Pruett: 'Satin Sheets' (Varese Records, 1998)

Jeanne Pruett recorded Jim Rushing's 'You Don't Need To Move a Mountain' (co-written with Wayland Holyfield) and included the track on 'Jeanne Pruett' (MCA Records, 1974); the track, which reached No.15 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974, was subsequently included on 'Satin Sheets' (Varese Records, 1998).

In 1974, Mary Kay James saw the release of 'Please Help Me Say No' (written by Jim Rushing) on JMI Records; the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.78 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1974.

Jim Rushing: 1975

Cal Smith: 'It's Time To Pay The Fiddler' (MCA Records, 1975)

Cal Smith (Thursday 7 April 1932 - Thursday 10 October 2013) recorded Jim Rushing's 'Heart of The Matter' (co-written with Don Schlitz) and included the track on 'It's Time To Pay The Fiddler' (MCA Records, 1975).

Cal Smith: 'It's Time To Pay The Fiddler' (MCA Records, 1975)

Cal Smith (Thursday 7 April 1932 - Thursday 10 October 2013) recorded Jim Rushing's 'I'll Remember Her That Way' and included the track on 'It's Time To Pay The Fiddler' (MCA Records, 1975).

Mary Kay James: 'Sweet Lovin' Time' (Avco Records, 1975)

Mary Kay James recorded Jim Rushing's 'I Think I'll Say Goodbye' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) and included the track on 'Sweet Lovin' Time' (Avco Records, 1975); the track reached No.76 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1975.

Charley Pride: 'Charley' (RCA Victor Records, 1975)

Charley Pride recorded Jim Rushing's 'Hope You're Feelin' Me (Like I'm Feelin' You)' (co-written with Bobby David) and included the track on 'Charley' (RCA Victor Records, 1975); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in October 1975.

Charley Pride: 'Charley' (RCA Victor Records, 1975)

Charley Pride recorded Jim Rushing's 'Lovin' Understandin' Man' and included the track on 'Charley' (RCA Victor Records, 1975).

Crystal Gayle: 'Somebody Loves Me' (United Artists Records, 1975)

Crystal Gayle recorded Jim Rushing's 'I Want To Lose Me in You' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) and included the track on 'Somebody Loves Me' (United Artists Records, 1975).

Jim Rushing: 1976

Dave & Sugar: 'Dave & Sugar' (RCA Records, 1976)

Dave & Sugar recorded Jim Rushing's 'I'm Leavin' The Leavin' To You' (co-written with Bobby David) and included the track on their self-titled debut album, 'Dave & Sugar' (RCA Records, 1976); the album was produced by Jerry Bradley, Charley Pride and Dave Rowland.

In 1976, Brian Collins recorded Jim Rushing's 'To Show You That I Love You' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) for Dot Records; the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.65 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1976.

Jim Rushing: 1977

John Starling: 'Long Time Gone' (Sugar Hill Records, 1977)

John Starling recorded Jim Rushing's 'Carolyn At The Broken Wheel Inn' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'Long Time Gone' (Sugar Hill Records, 1977); the track featured guest vocals from Emmylou Harris.

Marshall Chapman: 'Me, I'm Feelin' Free' (Epic Records, 1977)

Marshall Chapman recorded Jim Rushing's 'Somewhere South of Macon' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) and included the track on 'Me, I'm Feelin' Free' (Epic Records, 1977).

Marshall Chapman: 'Me, I'm Feelin' Free' (Epic Records, 1977)

Marshall Chapman recorded Jim Rushing's 'Know My Needs' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) and included the track on 'Me, I'm Feelin' Free' (Epic Records, 1977).

Dr. Hook: 'Makin' Love & Music' (Capitol Records, 1977)

Dr. Hook recorded Jim Rushing's 'What a Way To Go' (co-written with Bobby David) and included the track on 'Makin' Love & Music' (Capitol Records, 1977).

Olivia Newton-John: 'Making a Good Thing Better' (MCA Records, 1977)

Olivia Newton-John recorded Jim Rushing's 'I Think I'll Say Goodbye' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) and included the track on 'Making a Good Thing Better' (MCA Records, 1977).

Don Williams: 'Country Boy' (Dot Records, 1977)

Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 - Friday 8 September 2017) recorded Jim Rushing's 'Too Many Tears (To Make Love Strong)' and included the track on 'Country Boy' (Dot Records, 1977).

In 1977, Jeris Ross recorded Jim Rushing's 'I Think I'll Say Goodbye' (co-written with Marshall Chapman); the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.77 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1977.

In 1977, Bobby Borchers recorded Jim Rushing's 'What a Way To Go' (co-written with Bobby David) for Playboy Records; the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.18 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1977.

Ray Kennedy: 'What a Way To Go' (Atlantic Records, 1990)

In 1990, Ray Kennedy recorded Jim Rushing's 'What a Way To Go' (co-written with Bobby David and Ray Kennedy) and included the track on 'What a Way To Go' (Atlantic Records, 1990); the track, which reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in February 1991, and No.8 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in early 1991, featured an altered verse from the original.

Jim Rushing: 1978

The Kendalls (Royce Kendall & Jeannie Kendall): 'Old Fashioned Love' (Ovation Records, 1978)

The Kendalls - Royce Kendall (Wednesday 25 September 1935 - Friday 22 May 1998) and Jeannie Kendall - recorded Jim Rushing's 'It Don't Feel Like Sinnin' To Me' and included the track on 'Old Fashioned Love' (Ovation Records, 1978); the track reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978.

The Kendalls (Royce Kendall & Jeannie Kendall): 'Old Fashioned Love' (Ovation Records, 1978)

The Kendalls - Royce Kendall (Wednesday 25 September 1935 - Friday 22 May 1998) and Jeannie Kendall - recorded Jim Rushing's 'Pittsburgh Stealers' and included the track on 'Old Fashioned Love' (Ovation Records, 1978); the track reached No.6 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978.

Mary K. Miller: 'Handcuffed To a Heartache' (Inergi Records, 1978)

Mary K. Miller recorded Jim Rushing's 'Handcuffed To a Heartache' (co-written with Bobby David) and included the track on 'Handcuffed To a Heartache' (Inergi Records, 1978); the track reached No.19 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978.

Marshall Chapman: 'Jaded Virgin' (Epic Records, 1978)

Marshall Chapman recorded Jim Rushing's 'You're The One For Me' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) and included the track on 'Jaded Virgin' (Epic Records, 1978).

Tracy Nelson: 'Homemade Songs' (Flying Fish Records, 1978)

Tracy Nelson recorded Jim Rushing's 'You Don't Need To Move a Mountain' and included the track on 'Homemade Songs' (Flying Fish Records, 1978).

Ever Call Ready - Chris Hillman (vocals, mandolin), Bernie Leadon (vocals, acoustic guitar), Al Perkins (Dobro, vocals), David Mansfield (fiddle) and Jerry Scheff (bass): 'Ever Call Ready' (A&M Records, 1978)

Ever Call Ready - Chris Hillman (vocals, mandolin), Bernie Leadon (vocals, acoustic guitar), Al Perkins (Dobro, vocals), David Mansfield (fiddle) and Jerry Scheff (bass) - recorded Jim Rushing's 'Livin' in The Name of Love' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) and included the track on 'Ever Call Ready' (A&M Records, 1978).

Joe Sun: 'Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You' (Ovation Records, 1978)

Joe Sun recorded Jim Rushing's 'On Business For The King' (co-written with Joe Hemphill, Joe Sun and Wayland Holyfield) and included the track on 'Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You' (Ovation Records, 1978); the track reached No.27 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1978.

Jim Rushing: 1979

Charlie Rich: 'The Fool Strikes Again' (United Artists Records, 1979)


Charlie Rich (Wednesday 14 December 1932 - Tuesday 25 July 1995) recorded Jim Rushing's 'I'd Even Let You Go', which was co-written with Sandy Mason Theoret (Monday 18 December 1939 - Wednesday 1 April 2015), and included the track on 'The Fool Strikes Again' (United Artists Records, 1979).

Gene Watson: 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979)

Gene Watson recorded Jim Rushing's 'Nothing Sure Looked Good On You' and included the track on 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980.

Gene Watson: 'Reflections & Should I Come Home' (Hux Records, 2009)

On Tuesday 27 January 2009, England's Hux Records released 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979), along with 'Reflections' (Capitol Records, 1978), as a special 2-for-1 CD set.

Jim Rushing: 1980

George Jones: 'My Very Special Guests' (Epic Records, 1980)

George Jones (12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Jim Rushing's 'I've Turned You To Stone' (co-written with Jimmy Rushing) and included the track on 'My Very Special Guests' (Epic Records, 1980); the track was a duet with Linda Ronstadt.

The Kendalls (Royce Kendall & Jeannie Kendall): 'Heart of The Matter' (Ovation Records, 1980)

The Kendalls - Royce Kendall (Wednesday 25 September 1935 - Friday 22 May 1998) and Jeannie Kendall - recorded Jim Rushing's 'Heart of The Matter' (co-written with Don Schlitz) and included the track on 'Heart of The Matter' (Ovation Records, 1980); the track reached No.26 on the billboard country music singles chart in 1980.

In 1980, Jim Rushing saw the release of a number of his own singles, and LPs, on Ovation Records.  Two of Jim Rushing's best-known hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart were the following:

Jim Rushing: 'Dixie Dirt' (written by Danny Morrison and Jim Rushing) (No.81, 1980) / b/w 'Two Hearts Don't Always Make a Pair' (written by Jim Rushing and Byron Walls) (Ovation Records, 1980) Jim Rushing: 'Two Hearts Don't Always Make a Pair' (written by Jim Rushing and Byron Walls) / b/w 'Dixie Dirt' (written by Danny Morrison and Jim Rushing) (No.81, 1980) (Ovation Records, 1980)

'Dixie Dirt' (written by Danny Morrison and Jim Rushing) (No.81, 1980) / b/w 'Two Hearts Don't Always Make a Pair' (written by Jim Rushing and Byron Walls)

Jim Rushing: 'I've Loved Enough To Know' (written by Fred Koller and Jim Rushing) (No.56, 1981) / b/w 'Two Hearts Don't Always Make a Pair' (written by Jim Rushing and Byron Walls) (Ovation Records, 1980) Jim Rushing: 'Two Hearts Don't Always Make a Pair' (written by Jim Rushing and Byron Walls) / b/w 'I've Loved Enough To Know' (written by Fred Koller and Jim Rushing) (No.56, 1981) (Ovation Records, 1980)

'I've Loved Enough To Know' (written by Fred Koller and Jim Rushing) (No.56, 1981) / b/w 'Two Hearts Don't Always Make a Pair' (written by Jim Rushing and Byron Walls)

Jim Rushing: 1981

T.G. Sheppard: 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

T.G. Sheppard recorded Jim Rushing's 'State of Our Union' (co-written with Chip Hardy) and included the track on 'I Love 'Em All' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981).

Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn: 'Two's a Party' (MCA Records, 1981)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) & Loretta Lynn recorded Jim Rushing's 'The State of Our Union' (co-written with Chip Hardy) and included the track on 'Two's a Party' (MCA Records, 1981).

Jim Rushing: 1983

Vern Gosdin: 'Today My World Slipped Away' (AMI Records, 1983)

Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) recorded Jim Rushing's 'She's Just a Place To Fall' and included the track on 'Today My World Slipped Away' (A& M Records, 1983).

In 1983, Charlie McCoy, with Laney Smallwood as Laney Hicks, saw the release of 'The State of Our Union' (written by Jim Rushing and Chip Hardy); the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.74 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

Jim Rushing: 1984

Ricky Skaggs

In 1984, Ricky Skaggs signed Jim Rushing to his publishing company.

Vern Gosdin: 'There is a Season' (Compleat Records, 1984)

Vern Gosdin (Sunday 5 August 1934 - Tuesday 28 April 2009) recorded Jim Rushing's 'Slow Healing Heart' and included the track on 'There is a Season' (Compleat Records, 1984).

Wendel Adkins: 'If That Ain't Country' (Mill Records, 1984)

Wendel Adkins recorded Jim Rushing's 'What a Way To Go' (co-written with Bobby David) and included the track on 'If That Ain't Country' (Mill Records, 1984).

Jim Rushing: 1985

Ricky Skaggs: 'Live in London' (Epic Records, 1985)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Rockin' The Boat' (co-written with Ricky Skaggs) and included the track on 'Live in London' (Epic Records, 1985).

Ricky Skaggs commissioned Jim Rushing to compose a song for him which had a southern Louisiana feel to it.

Jim Rushing composed 'Cajun Moon' and, although Ricky Skaggs liked the song, he didn't feel that it should be a single.

Ricky Skaggs' wife, Sharon White, had different ideas, and insisted that it would be a hit single.

Ricky Skaggs: 'Live in London' (Epic Records, 1985) Ricky Skaggs: 'Super Hits' (Epic Records, 1993)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Cajun Moon' and included the track on 'Live in London' (Epic Records, 1985).

On Saturday 11 January 1986, Ricky Skaggs' recording of Jim Rushing's 'Cajun Moon' made its debut on the Billboard country music singles chart at No.68 and, some fifteen weeks later, on Saturday 19 April 1986, the song had reached No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart.

Ricky Skaggs' recording of Jim Rushing's 'Cajun Moon' was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in April 1986 and was subsequently included on 'Ricky Skaggs: Super Hits' (Epic Records, 1993), a compilation album released by Epic Records in 1993.

Jim Rushing: 1986

Ricky Skaggs: 'Love's Gonna Get Ya' (Epic Records, 1986)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Hard Row To Hoe' (co-written with Ricky Skaggs) and included the track on 'Love's Gonna Get Ya' (Epic Records, 1986).

In 1986, JD Martin saw the release of 'Running Out of Reasons To Run' (written by Jim Rushing and JD Martin); the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.72 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986.

Patty Loveless: 'Patty Loveless' (MCA Records, 1986)

Patty Loveless recorded Jim Rushing's 'Slow Healing Heart' and included the track on 'Patty Loveless' (MCA Records, 1986).

Tom Wopat: 'A Little Bit Closer' (EMI America Records, 1987)

Tom Wopat recorded Jim Rushing's 'True Love (Never Did Run Smooth)' (co-written with Don Schlitz) and included the track on 'A Little Bit Closer' (EMI America Records, 1987); the track reached No.39 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1986.

The Seldom Scene: '15th Anniversary Celebration' (Sugar Hill Records, 1986)

The Seldom Scene recorded Jim Rushing's 'Carolyn At The Broken Wheel Inn' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on '15th Anniversary Celebration' (Sugar Hill Records, 1986).

Jim Rushing: 1988

Gene Watson: 'Back in The Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) Gene Watson: 'Back in The Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016)

Gene Watson recorded Jim Rushing's 'Somewhere Over You' (co-written with Dave Lindsey and Gene Watson) and included the track on 'Back in The Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988).

On Friday 11 November 2016, Morello Records released Gene Watson's 'Back in The Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988), along with 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991), as a special '2-on-1' CD set (WMRLL 66).

Gene Watson: 'Back in The Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) Gene Watson: 'Back in The Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016)

Gene Watson recorded Jim Rushing's 'Just How Little I Know' (co-written with Wayland Patton) and included the track on 'Back in The Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988).

On Friday 11 November 2016, Morello Records released Gene Watson's 'Back in The Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988), along with 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991), as a special '2-on-1' CD set (WMRLL 66).

Ricky Skaggs: 'Comin' Home To Stay' (Epic Records, 1988)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Thanks Again' and included the track on 'Comin' Home To Stay' (Epic Records, 1988); the track reached No.17 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.

Ricky Skaggs: 'Comin' Home To Stay' (Epic Records, 1988)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Woman, You Won't Break Mine' (co-written with Hugh Moore and Joseph Hunter Moore) and included the track on 'Comin' Home To Stay' (Epic Records, 1988).

The Seldom Scene: 'Change of Scenery' (Sugar Hill Records, 1988)

The Seldom Scene recorded Jim Rushing's 'Casting My Shadow in The Road' (co-written with Jimmy Rushing and Randy Scruggs) and included the track on 'Change of Scenery' (Sugar Hill Records, 1988).

In 1988, Burbank Station saw the release of 'Divided', which was written by Jim Rushing and John Jarrad (Thursday 7 May 1953 - Thursday 1 February 2001); the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.77 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.

Rattlesnake Annie: 'Rattlesnake Annie' (Columbia Records, 1987)

Rattlesnake Annie recorded Jim Rushing's 'Somewhere South of Macon' (co-written with Marshall Chapman) and included the track on 'Rattlesnake Annie' (Columbia Records, 1987); the track reached No.79 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.

Jim Rushing: 1989

John Conlee: 'Fellow Travelers' (16th Avenue Records, 1989)


John Conlee recorded Jim Rushing's 'River of Time' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Fellow Travelers' (16th Avenue Records, 1989).

John Conlee: 'Fellow Travelers' (16th Avenue Records, 1989)

John Conlee recorded Jim Rushing's 'Fellow Travelers' (co-written with Wayland Patton) and included the track on 'Fellow Travelers' (16th Avenue Records, 1989); the track reached No.48 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.

Ricky Skaggs: 'Kentucky Thunder' (Epic Records, 1989)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Heartbreak Hurricane' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Kentucky Thunder' (Epic Records, 1989); the track reached No.13 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.

Ricky Skaggs: 'Kentucky Thunder' (Epic Records, 1989)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Kentucky Thunder' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Kentucky Thunder' (Epic Records, 1989); the track reached No.13 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.

Ricky Skaggs: 'Kentucky Thunder' (Epic Records, 1989)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Casting My Shadow in The Road' (co-written with Randy Scruggs) and included the track on 'Kentucky Thunder' (Epic Records, 1989).

Ricky Skaggs: 'Kentucky Thunder' (Epic Records, 1989)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Saviour, Save Me From Myself' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Kentucky Thunder' (Epic Records, 1989).

Dolly Parton: 'White Limozeen' (Columbia Records, 1989)

Dolly Parton recorded Jim Rushing's 'Slow Healing Heart' and included the track on 'White Limozeen' (Columbia Records, 1989); the track, which was released as a single on the Billboard country music singles chart in October 1990, did not chart.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: 'I Heard The Angels Singing' (Sugar Hill Records, 1989)

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver recorded Jim Rushing's 'The Little Mountain Church House' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'I Heard The Angels Singing' (Sugar Hill Records, 1989).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2' (MCA Nashville Records, 1989)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Jim Rushing's 'Little Mountain Church House' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2' (MCA Nashville Records, 1989); the track featured Ricky Skaggs on lead vocals and guitar.

David Parmley: 'I Know a Good Thing' (Sugar Hill Records, 1989)

David Parmley recorded Jim Rushing's 'Sometimes Silence Says It All' and included the track on 'I Know a Good Thing' (Sugar Hill Records, 1989).

Jim Rushing: 1990

The Seldom Scene: 'Scenic Roots' (Sugar Hill Records, 1990)

The Seldom Scene recorded Jim Rushing's 'Highway of Heartache' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'Scenic Roots' (Sugar Hill Records, 1990).

Mark Chesnutt: 'Too Cold At Home' (MCA Records, 1990)

Mark Chesnutt recorded Jim Rushing's 'Hey You There in The Mirror', which was co-written with Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015), and included the track on 'Too Cold At Home' (MCA Records, 1990).

Rhonda Vincent & The Sally Mountain Show: 'Bound For Glory Land' (Rebel Records, 1990)

Rhonda Vincent & The Sally Mountain Show recorded Jim Rushing's 'First Step To Heaven' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'Bound For Glory Land' (Rebel Records, 1990).

Clinton Gregory: 'Music 'N' Me' (Step One Records, 1990)

Clinton Gregory recorded Jim Rushing's 'Love is a Road' (co-written with Rory Bourke) and included the track on 'Music 'N' Me' (Step One Records, 1990).

Ray Kennedy: 'What a Way To Go' (Atlantic Records, 1990)

Ray Kennedy recorded Jim Rushing's 'What a Way To Go' (co-written with Bobby David and Ray Kennedy) and included the track on 'What a Way To Go' (Atlantic Records, 1990); the track, which reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in February 1991, and No.8 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in early 1991, featured an altered verse from the original version.

In 1977, Bobby Borchers recorded the original version of Jim Rushing's 'What a Way To Go' (co-written with Bobby David) for Playboy Records; the track, which was a non-album single, reached No.18 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1977.

Jim Rushing: 1991

Nashville Bluegrass Band: 'Home of The Blues' (Sugar Hill Records, 1991)

Nashville Bluegrass Band recorded Jim Rushing's 'First Step To Heaven' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'Home of The Blues' (Sugar Hill Records, 1991).

Gene Watson: 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991) Gene Watson: 'Back in The Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016)

Gene Watson recorded Jim Rushing's 'The Workin' End of a Hoe' and included the track on 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991).

On Friday 11 November 2016, Morello Records released Gene Watson's 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991), along with 'Back in The Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988), as a special '2-on-1' CD set (WMRLL 66).

Linda Davis: 'In a Different Light' (Liberty Records, 1991)

Linda Davis recorded Jim Rushing's 'Knowin' We'll Never Know' (co-written with James Dean Hicks) and included the track on 'In a Different Light' (Liberty Records, 1991).

Patty Loveless: 'Up Against My Heart' (MCA Records, 1991)

Patty Loveless recorded Jim Rushing's 'I Already Miss You (Like You're Already Gone)' (co-written with Allen Shamblin) and included the track on 'Up Against My Heart' (MCA Records, 1991).

George Jones: 'Friends in High Places' (Epic Records, 1991)

George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Jim Rushing's 'You Can't Do Wrong & Get By' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Friends in High Places' (Epic Records, 1991); the track was a duet with Ricky Skaggs.

Wayland Patton: 'Gulf Stream Dreaming' (Capitol Records, 1991)

Wayland Patton recorded Jim Rushing's 'Fellow Travellers' (co-written with Wayland Patton) and included the track on 'Gulf Stream Dreaming' (Capitol Records, 1991).

Wayland Patton: 'Gulf Stream Dreaming' (Capitol Records, 1991)

Wayland Patton recorded Jim Rushing's 'Rockin' The Boat' (co-written with Ricky Skaggs) and included the track on 'Gulf Stream Dreaming' (Capitol Records, 1991).

Wayland Patton: 'Gulf Stream Dreaming' (Capitol Records, 1991)

Wayland Patton recorded Jim Rushing's 'We Should Only Have Time For Love' (co-written with Wayland Patton) and included the track on 'Gulf Stream Dreaming' (Capitol Records, 1991).

Ginger Boatwright: 'Fertile Ground' (Flying Fish Records, 1991)

Ginger Boatwright recorded Jim Rushing's 'On My Own & Lonely' (co-written with Bob House) and included the track on 'Fertile Ground' (Flying Fish Records, 1991).

Lou Reid & Carolina: 'When It Rains' (Sugar Hill Records, 1991)

Lou Reid & Carolina recorded Jim Rushing's 'The First Step To Heaven' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'When It Rains' (Sugar Hill Records, 1991).

The Nashville Bluegrass Band: 'Home of The Blues' (Sugar Hill Records, 1991)

The Nashville Bluegrass Band recorded Jim Rushing's 'The First Step To Heaven' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'Home of The Blues' (Sugar Hill Records, 1991).

Karen Tobin: 'Carolina Smokey Moon' (Atlantic Records, 1991)

Karen Tobin recorded Jim Rushing's 'Passing of The Train' (co-written with Gene Nelson) and included the track on 'Carolina Smokey Moon' (Atlantic Records, 1991), which was produced by Keith Stegall.

Jim Rushing: 1992

Doug Stone: 'From The Heart' (Epic Records, 1992)

Doug Stone recorded Jim Rushing's 'The Workin’ End of a Hoe' and included the track on 'From The Heart' (Epic Records, 1992).

Martina McBride: 'The Time Has Come' (RCA Records, 1992)

Martina McBride recorded Jim Rushing's 'Cheap Whiskey' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'The Time Has Come' (RCA Records, 1992); the track reached No.44 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1992.

Larry Cordle, featuring Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time: 'Lonesome Standard Time' (Sugar Hill Records, 1992)

Larry Cordle, featuring Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time, recorded Jim Rushing's 'Lonesome Standard Time' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Lonesome Standard Time' (Sugar Hill Records, 1992).

Larry Cordle, featuring Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time: 'Lonesome Standard Time' (Sugar Hill Records, 1992)

Larry Cordle, featuring Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time, recorded Jim Rushing's 'You Can't Do Wrong & Get By' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Lonesome Standard Time' (Sugar Hill Records, 1992).

Larry Cordle, featuring Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time: 'Lonesome Standard Time' (Sugar Hill Records, 1992)

Larry Cordle, featuring Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time recorded Jim Rushing's 'Kentucky King' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Lonesome Standard Time' (Sugar Hill Records, 1992).

Kathy Mattea: 'Lonesome Standard Time' (Mercury Records, 1992)

Kathy Mattea recorded Jim Rushing's 'Lonesome Standard Time' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Lonesome Standard Time' (Mercury Records, 1992); the track reached No.11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in December 1992.

Jim Rushing: 1993

Garth Brooks: 'In Pieces' (Liberty Records, 1993)

Garth Brooks recorded Jim Rushing's 'American Honky Tonk Bar Association' (co-written with Bryan Kennedy) and included the track on 'In Pieces' (Liberty Records, 1993); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in December 1993.

Rhonda Vincent: 'Written in The Stars' (Giant Records, 1993)

Rhonda Vincent recorded Jim Rushing's 'The Passing of The Train' (co-written with Gene Nelson) and included the track on 'Written in The Stars' (Warner Bros. Records / WEA, 1993).

Carl Jackson, John Starling & The Nash Ramblers: 'Spring Training' (Sugar Hill Records, 1993)

Carl Jackson, John Starling & The Nash Ramblers recorded Jim Rushing's 'For Crying Out Loud' (co-written with Rory Bourke) and included the track on 'Spring Training' (Sugar Hill Records, 1993).

Carl Jackson, John Starling & The Nash Ramblers: 'Spring Training' (Sugar Hill Records, 1993)

Carl Jackson, John Starling & The Nash Ramblers recorded Jim Rushing's 'Sometimes Silence Says It All' and included the track on 'Spring Training' (Sugar Hill Records, 1993).

Kathy Chiavola: 'Labor of Love' (United States: My Label, 1993 / United Kingdom: Ragged But Right Records, 1993)

Kathy Chiavola recorded Jim Rushing's 'The Passing of The Train' (co-written with Gene Nelson) and included the track on 'Labor of Love' (United States: My Label, 1993 / United Kingdom: Ragged But Right Records, 1993).

Martina McBride: 'i 'The Way That I Am' (RCA Records, 1993)

Martina McBride recorded Jim Rushing's 'Cheap Whiskey' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on the 'international version' of 'The Way That I Am' (RCA Records, 1993).

Shawn Camp: 'Shawn Camp' (Warner Bros. Records / Reprise Records, 1993)

Shawn Camp recorded Jim Rushing's 'Speaking of The Angel' (co-written with Shawn Camp) and included the track on 'Shawn Camp' (Warner Bros. Records / Reprise Records, 1993).

Dry Branch Fire Squad: 'Just For The Record' (Rounder Records, 1993)

Dry Branch Fire Squad recorded Jim Rushing's 'Carolyn at The Broken Wheel Inn' and included the track on 'Just For The Record' (Rounder Records, 1993).

Jim Rushing: 1994

Patty Loveless: 'When Fallen Angels Fly' (Epic Records, 1994)

Patty Loveless recorded Jim Rushing's 'Feelin' Good About Feelin' Bad' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'When Fallen Angels Fly' (Epic Records, 1994).

The Seldom Scene: 'Like We Used To Be' (Sugar Hill Records, 1994)

The Seldom Scene recorded Jim Rushing's 'Grandpa, Get Your Guitar', which was co-written with Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015), and included the track on 'Like We Used To Be' (Sugar Hill Records, 1994).

The Seldom Scene: 'Like We Used To Be' (Sugar Hill Records, 1994)

The Seldom Scene recorded Jim Rushing's 'Cheap Whiiskey' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'Like We Used To Be' (Sugar Hill Records, 1994).

The Seldom Scene: 'Like We Used To Be' (Sugar Hill Records, 1994)

The Seldom Scene recorded Jim Rushing's 'Heaven's Green Fields' (co-written with Allen Shamblin) and included the track on 'Like We Used To Be' (Sugar Hill Records, 1994).

Chely Wright: 'Woman in The Moon' (Polydor Records, 1994)

Chely Wright recorded Jim Rushing's 'Till All Her Tears Are Dry' (co-written with Chely Wright) and included the track on 'Woman in The Moon' (Polydor Records, 1994).

Joy Lynn White: 'Wild Love' (Columbia Records, 1994)

Joy Lynn White recorded Jim Rushing's 'You Were Right From Your Side' and included the track on 'Wild Love' (Columbia Records, 1994).

Ginger Boatwright & Vassar Clements, featuring Woody Herman: 'Sentimental Journey: The Bluegrass-Jazz Experience' (Laserlight Records, 1994)

Ginger Boatwright & Vassar Clements (Wednesday 25 April 1928 - Tuesday 16 August 2005), featuring Woody Herman, recorded Jim Rushing's 'Prisoner of The Past' (co-written with Bobby David) and included the track on 'Sentimental Journey: The Bluegrass-Jazz Experience' (Laserlight Records, 1994).

David Parmley: 'Southern Heritage' (Rebel Records, 1994)

David Parmley recorded Jim Rushing's 'Grandpa, Get Your Guitar', which was co-written with Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015), and included the track on 'Southern Heritage' (Rebel Records, 1994).

Jim Rushing: 1995

Kenny Chesney: 'All I Need To Know' (BNA Records, 1995)

Kenny Chesney recorded Jim Rushing's 'The Bigger The Fool (The Harder The Fall)' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'All I Need To Know' (BNA Records, 1995).

Claire Lynch: 'Moonlighter' (Rounder Records, 1995)

Claire Lynch recorded Jim Rushing's 'We Should Only Have Time For Love' (co-written with Wayland Patton) and included the track on 'Moonlighter' (Rounder Records, 1995).

Roy Clark: 'My Favorite Hymns' (Intersound Records / Compendia Music Group, 1995)

Roy Clark recorded Jim Rushing's 'Heaven's Green Fields' (co-written with Allen Shamblin) and included the track on 'My Favorite Hymns' (Intersound Records / Compendia Music Group, 1995).

Roy Clark: 'My Favorite Hymns' (Intersound Records / Compendia Music Group, 1995)

Roy Clark recorded Jim Rushing's 'Pray For Peace' (co-written with Allen Shamblin) and included the track on 'My Favorite Hymns' (Intersound Records / Compendia Music Group, 1995).

Ricky Skaggs: 'Solid Ground' (Atlantic Records, 1995)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Jim Rushing's 'Back Where We Belong' (co-written with Keith Sewell) and included the track on 'Solid Ground' (Atlantic Records, 1995).

Ralph Stanley: 'Sunday Morning' (Freeland Records, 1995)

Ralph Stanley (Friday 25 February 1927 - Thursday 23 June 2016) recorded Jim Rushing's 'The First Step To Heaven' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'Sunday Morning' (Freeland Records, 1995).

Jim Rushing: 1996

Patty Loveless: 'The Trouble With The Truth' (Epic Records, 1996)

On Tuesday 23 January 1996, Patty Loveless saw the release of 'The Trouble With The Truth' (Epic Records, 1996); the album featured Jim Rushing on bass vocals.

Patty Loveless' 'The Trouble With The Truth' (Epic Records, 1996) included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'You Can Feel Bad', which was written by Matraca Berg and Tim Krekel (Tuesday 10 October 1950 - Wednesday 24 June 2009) (No.1 for one week in March 1996)
'A Thousand Times a Day' (written by Gary Burr and Gary Nicholson) (No.13 in July 1996)
'Lonely Too Long' (written by Mike Lawler, Bill Rice and Sharon Rice) (No.1 for one week in November 1996)
'She Drew a Broken Heart' (written by Jon McElroy and Ned McElroy) (No.4 in March 1997)
'The Trouble With The Truth' (written by Gary Nicholson) (No.15 in July 1997)

Patty Loveless' 'The Trouble With The Truth' (Epic Records, 1996) also included the following tracks:

'Tear-Stained Letter' (written by Richard Thompson)
'I Miss Who I Was (With You)' (written by Jim Lauderdale and John Leventhal)
'Everybody's Equal in The Eyes of Love' (written by Tony Arata)
'To Feel That Way At All' (written by Jim Lauderdale and Jack Tempchin)
'Someday I Will Lead The Parade' (written by Tony Arata and Scott Miller)

Personnel involved in the recording of Patty Loveless' 'The Trouble With The Truth' (Epic Records, 1996) included the following:

Tom Britt and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Kathy Burdick, Vince Gill, Tim Hensley (Monday 8 October 1962 - Tuesday 30 April 2013), Donna McElroy, Liana Manis, Carmella Ramsey, Dawn Sears (Thursday 7 December 1961 - Thursday 11 December 2014), Harry Stinson, Jeff White and Curtis Young (background vocals)
John Catchings (cello)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro, lap steel guitar)
Dan Dugmore (pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar)
Steve Gibson and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Emory Gordy Junior (bass guitar, string arrangements)
John Hobbs, Mike Lawler and Mike Rojas (keyboards)
Craig Krampf and Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Butch Lee (Hammond B-3 organ)
Patty Loveless (lead vocals)
Nashville String Machine (string section)
Jim Rushing (bass vocals)

Patty Loveless' 'The Trouble With The Truth' (Epic Records, 1996) reached No.10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1996, No.86 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1996. and No.16 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1996.

Don Williams: 'Flatlands' (American Harvest Records, 1996)

Don Williams (Saturday 27 May 1939 - Friday 8 September 2017) recorded Jim Rushing's 'We Should Only Have Time For Love' (co-written with Wayland Patton) and included the track on 'Flatlands' (American Harvest Records, 1996).

Sammy Kershaw: 'Politics, Religion & Her' (Polygram Records / Mercury Records, 1996)

Sammy Kershaw recorded Jim Rushing's 'Little Bitty Crack in Her Heart' (co-written with Shawn Camp) and included the track on 'Politics, Religion & Her' (Polygram Records / Mercury Records, 1996).

Rich McCready: 'Rich McCready' (Magnatone Records, 1996)

Rich McCready recorded Jim Rushing's 'Takes One To Know One' (co-written with Rich McCready) and included the track on 'Rich McCready' (Magnatone Records, 1996).

The Whitstein Brothers: 'Sweet Harmony' (Rounder Records, 1996)

The Whitstein Brothers recorded Jim Rushing's 'Harvest My Heart' (co-written with Robert Joe Turley III) and included the track on 'Sweet Harmony' (Rounder Records, 1996).

David Parmley, Scott Vestal & Continental Divide: 'On The Divide' (Pinecastle Records, 1996)

David Parmley, Scott Vestal & Continental Divide recorded Jim Rushing's 'Fit For a King' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'On The Divide' (Pinecastle Records, 1996).

Jim Rushing: 1997

Garth Brooks: 'Sevens' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1997)

Garth Brooks recorded Jim Rushing's 'Fit For a King' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'Sevens' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1997).

Sara Evans: 'Three Chords & The Truth' (RCA Records, 1997)

Sara Evans recorded Jim Rushing's 'The Week The River Raged' (co-written with John Bettis and Sara Evans) and included the track on 'Three Chords & The Truth' (RCA Records, 1997).

Little Texas: 'Little Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1997)

Little Texas recorded Jim Rushing's 'Yesterday's Gone Forever' (co-written with Dwayne O'Brien) and included the track on 'Little Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1997).

Jim Rushing: 1998

Steve Wariner: 'Burnin' The Roadhouse Down' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1998)

Steve Wariner recorded Jim Rushing's 'A Six Pack Ago' (co-written with Steve Wariner) and included the track on 'Burnin' The Roadhouse Down' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1998).

Ruby Lovett: 'Ruby Lovett' (Curb Records, 1998)

Ruby Lovett recorded Jim Rushing's 'Nothing To Prove' (co-written with Terry Burns) and included the track on 'Ruby Lovett' (Curb Records, 1998).

Ruby Lovett: 'Ruby Lovett' (Curb Records, 1998)

Ruby Lovett recorded Jim Rushing's 'Little Bitty Crack in His Heart' (co-written with Shawn Camp) and included the track on 'Ruby Lovett' (Curb Records, 1998).

The Osborne Brothers: 'Hyden' (Pinecastle Records, 1998)

The Osborne Brothers recorded Jim Rushing's 'Saviour Save Me From Myself' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Hyden' (Pinecastle Records, 1998).

Jim Rushing: 1999

Trace Atkins: 'More...' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1999)

Trace Atkins recorded Jim Rushing's 'I Can't Dig It' (co-written with Monty Criswell) and included the track on 'More...' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1999).

George Jones: 'Cold Hard Truth' (Asylum Records, 1999)

George Jones (12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Jim Rushing's 'When The Last Curtain Falls' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'Cold Hard Truth' (Asylum Records, 1999), which was produced by Keith Stegall.

Randy Travis: 'A Man Ain't Made of Stone' (DreamWorks Nashville Records, 1999)

Randy Travis recorded Jim Rushing's 'Little Bitty Crack In Her Heart' (co-written with Shawn Camp) and included the track on 'A Man Ain't Made of Stone' (DreamWorks Nashville Records, 1999).

Clifton Jansky: 'From Amarillo By Morning To Amazing Grace' (Clifton Jansky Music, 1999)

Clifton Jansky recorded Jim Rushing's 'Thanks Again' and included the track on 'From Amarillo By Morning To Amazing Grace' (Clifton Jansky Music, 1999).

Jim Rushing: 2000

Rhonda Vincent: 'Back Home Again' (Rounder Records, 2000)

Rhonda Vincent recorded Jim Rushing's 'Passing of The Train' (co-written with Gene Nelson) and included the track on 'Back Home Again' (Rounder Records, 2000).

Chet Atkins & Doug Stone: 'Chet Atkins & Doug Stone' (Echo Bridge Records, 2000)

Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 - Saturday 30 June 2001) & Doug Stone recorded Jim Rushing's 'The Workin' End of a Hoe' and included the track on 'Chet Atkins & Doug Stone' (Echo Bridge Records, 2000).

The Country Dance Kings: 'Country Line Dance Time' (Let's Dance Music, 2000)

The Country Dance Kings recorded Jim Rushing's 'American Honky Tonk Bar Association' (co-written with Bryan Kennedy) and included the track on 'Country Line Dance Time' (Let's Dance Music, 2000).

Jim Rushing: 2001

Patty Loveless: 'Mountain Soul' (Epic Records, 2001)

Patty Loveless recorded Jim Rushing's 'Cheap Whiskey' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'Mountain Soul' (Epic Records, 2001).

Montgomery Gentry: 'Carrying On' (Columbia Records, 2001)

Montgomery Gentry recorded Jim Rushing's 'While The World Goes Down The Drain' (co-written with Keith Sewell) and included the track on 'Carrying On' (Columbia Records, 2001).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'From The Heart' (Spring Hill Records, 2001)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Jim Rushing's 'The First Step To Heaven' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'From The Heart' (Spring Hill Records, 2001).

Claire Lynch: 'Out in The Country' (Copper Creek Records, 2001)

Claire Lynch recorded Jim Rushing's 'Livin' in The Name of Love' and included the track on 'Out in The Country' (Copper Creek Records, 2001).

Jim Rushing: 2002

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time: 'Songs From The Work Bench' (Ripchord / Shell Point Records, 2002)

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time recorded Jim Rushing's 'Carolyn At The Broken Wheel Inn' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'Songs From The Work Bench' (Ripchord / Shell Point Records, 2002).

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time: 'Songs From The Work Bench' (Ripchord / Shell Point Records, 2002)

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time recorded Jim Rushing's 'Workin' End of a Hoe' and included the track on 'Songs From The Work Bench' (Ripchord / Shell Point Records, 2002).

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time: 'Songs From The Work Bench' (Ripchord / Shell Point Records, 2002)

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time recorded Jim Rushing's 'Heartbreak Hurricane' (co-written with Larry Cordle and Jimmy Rushing) and included the track on 'Songs From The Work Bench' (Ripchord / Shell Point Records, 2002).

Jim Rushing: 2003

Randy Howard: 'I Rest My Case' (Sugar Hill Records, 2006)

Randy Howard (Sunday 20 November 1960 - Tuesday 29 June 1999) recorded Jim Rushing's 'Fit For a King' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'I Rest My Case' (Sugar Hill Records, 2003).

Jim Rushing: 2006

Karen Lynne: 'Changes' (Shoestring Records, 2006)

Karen Lynne recorded Jim Rushing's 'We Should Only Have Time For Love' (co-written with Wayland Patton) and included the track on 'Changes' (Karen Lynne Music, 2006).

Jim Rushing: 2009

Patty Loveless: 'Mountain Soul II' (Saguaro Records, 2009)

Patty Loveless recorded Jim Rushing's 'When The Last Curtain Falls' (co-written with Emory Gordy Junior) and included the track on 'Mountain Soul II' (Saguaro Records, 2009).

The Tommy Webb Band: 'Heartland' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2009)

The Tommy Webb Band recorded Jim Rushing's 'Hard Row To Hoe' and included the track on 'Heartland' (Rural Rhythm Records, 2009).

Gene Watson: 'A Taste of The Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009)

Gene Watson recorded Jim Rushing's 'Speaking of The Angel' (co-written with Shawn Camp) and included the track on 'A Taste of The Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2009).

Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press: 'Bluegrass & Beyond' (Rounder Records, 2009)

Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press recorded Jim Rushing's 'A Wise Man's Mind Will Change' (co-written with Larry Cordle) and included the track on 'Bluegrass & Beyond' (Rounder Records, 2009).

Jim Rushing: 2010

Valerie Smith: 'Blame It On The Bluegrass' (Bell Buckle Records, 2010)

Valerie Smith recorded Jim Rushing's 'Slow Healing Heart' and included the track on 'Blame It On The Bluegrass' (Bell Buckle Records, 2010).

Shawn Camp: '1994' (Reprise Records, 2010)

Shawn Camp recorded Jim Rushing's 'Little Bitty Crack in Her Heart' (co-written with Shawn Camp) and included the track on '1994' (Reprise Records, 2010).

Joe Diffie: 'Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album' (Rounder Records, 2010)

Joe Diffie recorded Jim Rushing's 'Fit For A King' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album' (Rounder Records, 2010).

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers: 'Rambler's Call' (Rebel Records, 2010)

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers recorded Jim Rushing's 'Heaven's Green Fields' (co-written with Allen Shamblin) and included the track on 'Rambler's Call' (Rebel Records, 2010).

The Dunaways: 'It's a God Thing' (Record Label Undetermined, 2010)

The Dunaways recorded Jim Rushing's 'Judgment Day' (co-written with Jerry Salley) and included the track on 'It's A God Thing' (Record Label Undetermined, 2010).

Jim Rushing: 2011

Terri Clark: 'Roots & Wings' (Bare Track Records / Capitol Nashville Records / EMI Canada, 2011)

Terri Clark recorded Jim Rushing's 'Lonesome's Last Call' (co-written with Terri Clark) and included the track on 'Roots & Wings' (BareTrack / Capitol Nashville Records / EMI Canada, 2011).

Various Artists: 'Mark Twain: Words & Music' (Mailboat Records, 2011)

On Wednesday 21 September 2011, 'Mark Twain: Words & Music' (Mailboat Records, 2011), a double-CD produced by Grammy Award-winner Carl Jackson, was released as a benefit for Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, a non-profit foundation in Hannibal, Missouri. The project told the life story of Mark Twain (30 November 1835 - 21 April 1910) in spoken word and song and featured many well-known artists.

'Run Mississippi' (written by Priscilla Houliston and Carl Jackson), which featured vocals from Rhonda Vincent, reached No.2 on The Bluegrass Today Chart in 2011, while 'Comet Ride' (written by Carl Jackson), which featured vocals from Ricky Skaggs, reached No.7 on The Bluegrass Today Chart in 2011.

'Mark Twain: Words & Music' (Mailboat Records, 2011) was the most downloaded Americana album of all time on AirPlay Direct, an online music source for radio stations, with more than seven thousand downloads in its first year.

Artists involved in the 'Mark Twain: Words & Music' (Mailboat Records, 2011) project included Emmylou Harris, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, Bradley Walker, Carl Jackson, The Church Sisters, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Marty Raybon, Val Storey, Vince Gill, Joe Diffie and Ricky Skaggs.

'Mark Twain: Words & Music' (Mailboat Records, 2011) also included Jim Rushing's 'A Cowboy in His Soul' (co-written with Bryan Kennedy), which featured lead vocals from Bradley Walker.

Jim Rushing: 2012

Gene Watson: 'Best of The Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)

Gene Watson re-recorded Jim Rushing's 'Nothing Sure Looked Good On You' and included the track on 'Best of The Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

Darrell Scott: 'Long Ride Home' (Full Light Records, 2012)

Darrell Scott recorded Jim Rushing's 'Trying Not To Love You' (co-written with Darrell Scott) and included the track on 'Long Ride Home' (Full Light Records, 2012).

Jim Rushing: 2017

Gene Watson: 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)

Gene Watson recorded Jim Rushing's 'Fit For a King' (co-written with Carl Jackson) and included the track on 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017).
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