A portion of the proceeds from the single will benefit the Santana's Hope for Paws (Friends of Steelville Pound) Animal Shelter where both Rusty and his wife, Mary, donate their time and money. In fact, the single cover features a photo of the first dog to be placed in his "forever home" via the charity's efforts. https://www.santanashope4paws.org/
"I'd be toying with a chord progression I really like on a twelve-string for a month or so," Rusty explains about the origin of the song, "but I had no idea what the melody or lyric should be. Then one afternoon, my wife Mary came home and was describing her drive through the country to visit the local dog shelter. We both love animals and have always had rescue dogs and cats. She discovered the shelter was in bad shape and decided she was going to do something about it. Mary asked what I thought and I told her she should 'Listen To Her Heart.' That's when I knew what my song was going to be about. It's a message we believe in."
Joining Young, singing back-up on the recording for the track are label mates; Chelsea Williams, Scout Durwood along with Holly Montgomery, Suzanna Spring and Aubrey Richmond from Mustangs of the West.
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