My Friend: A Tribute To Rusty Young - Digital Album

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    • Digital copy of My Friend: A Tribute To Rusty Young
    • Instant digital download of the entire album upon purchase

    My Friend: A Tribute to Rusty Young celebrates and highlights the legacy of Rusty Young, the late co-founder of country-rock band Poco. Plans for a tribute album were already underway before Young suddenly passed away on April 14, 2021. Unfortunately, Young was never able to hear the renditions of his iconic songs that were recorded by this talented group of artists. As Kirk Pasich, Blue Élan founder and the album’s producer comments in the album's liner notes, “Beginning in 2017, Rusty was, in many ways, the heart and soul of our label.”

    Pasich goes on to explain the album process, “In putting this album together, we didn’t try to duplicate what Rusty did—the originals of those songs that he and Poco recorded will always be among my favorites and we saw no reason to clone them.  Instead, we asked artists to pick the songs of Rusty’s that they’d like to record and to make them their own.”

    Artists contributing to the project include Rusty’s labelmates Jesse Dayton, Janiva Magness, Chelsea Williams, Colin Devlin, Mustangs of the West, Roan Yellowthorn and Bob Gentry. Additional artists include Sam Morrow, the Orchid Quartet, Mary Scholz and Taylor John Williams along with the newly formed Cimarron 615 featuring Tom Hampton (Poco), Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd, Sky Kings), Rick Lonow (Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco), Jack Sundrud (Great Plains, Poco) and Michael Webb (Poco).

      Track Listing:

      1. Seasons Overture by Orchid Quartet
      2. Rough Edges by Cimarron 615
      3. Rocky Mountain Breakdown by The Blue Elan Family
      4. Crooked Road by The Mustangs of The West
      5. If You Can't Stand To Lose by Bob Gentry
      6. Call It Love by Cimarron 615
      7. If Your Heart Needs A Hand by Janiva Magness
      8. Old Hat by Cimarron 615
      9. One Tear At A Time by Roan Yellowthorn
      10. Rose of Cimarron by Jesse Dayton
      11. Regret by Colin Devlin
      12. Gonna' Let The Rain by Sam Morrow
      13. While We're Still Young by Mary Scholz, Taylor John Williams
      14. Crazy Love by Chelsea Williams
      15. My Friend by Cimarron 615
      16. Where Did The Time Go? by Cimarron 615
      A Portion of the profits from this project will be donated in Rusty Young’s honor to Rusty’s Rescue Pets ℅ Community Foundation of the Ozarks

      Terms & Conditions:

      • No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
      • 1 entry per person.
      •  Limited to legal residents of, and entries from, within the United States, 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes void where prohibited by law.
      • Sweepstakes opens on February 9, 2022 and will conclude on March 25, 2022. Three winners will be chosen at random on or around March 28, 2022. The winners will be notified via e-mail. 
      • Methods of Entry: (1) Pre-order My Friend: A Tribute to Rusty Young before March 25, 2022; (2) Send an e-mail to the subject line “My Friend: A Tribute To Rusty Young Giveaway” and ask to be entered into the sweepstakes.
      • Sponsor: The Sponsor of this contest is Blue Élan Records, LLC. For information or inquiries, contact Blue Élan Records, 10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA, .
      • Prize: (3) Winners will receive (1) Autographed copy of Waitin’ On the Sun (ARV $25). This prize is non-transferable and non-refundable.
      • Winner List: To receive a notice of the winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Blue Élan Records, LLC, 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA, 90024 and please specify “My Friend: A Tribute to Rusty Young Giveaway Official Rules” on the outer envelope.