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Rusty Young premieres new single, “Listen To Your Heart”

Rusty Young premieres new single, “Listen To Your Heart” — proceeds will go to benefit Santana’s Hope for Paws (Friends of Steelville Pound) Animal Shelter.

(Los Angeles, CA) – March 21, 2019 – Poco leader Rusty Young announces the release of a brand-new original song, “Listen To Your Heart,” set for digital release on March 22nd. 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.

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“I’d been 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 new 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.

This single follows the September 2017 release of Young’s first solo album over the course of his 50-year career, Waitin’ For The Sun. His solo albumcame after a five-decade career that began in 1967 when Young was invited to play steel guitar on what would become the final album by Buffalo Springfield. Soon after, Rusty, Richie Furay, George Grantham, Randy Meisner, and Jim Messina formed beloved Americana band Poco. Over the next half century – and alongside bandmates that would also include Paul Cotton, Rick Lonow, Timothy B. Schmidt, and Jack Sundrud – he became not only the musical core of the band, but also the writer and/or vocalist behind such Poco hits as, “Call It Love,” “Rose of Cimarron” and the #1 smash “Crazy Love.”

Poco, with Rusty Young, continue to tour this spring and summer:

3/22/2019 – Franklin, TN - Franklin Theatre

3/27/2019 – Manchester, NH – Palace Theatre Trust

3/28/2019- Troy, NY- Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

3/29/2019 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre for Performing Arts

3/30/2019 – Collingwood, NJ – Scottish Rite Auditorium

3/31/2019 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall

4/27/2019 – Meridan, CT – Meridan Daffodil Festival Hubbard Park

4/28/2019 – Woodbridge, NJ – Woodbridge

5/4/2019 – Fernandina, FL – Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival

6/14/2019 – Las Vegas, NV – Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

8/1/2019 – Arlington, TX – Arlington Music Hall

8/2/2019 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe

8/3/2019 – Austin, TX – One World Theatre

8/24/2019 – Plymouth, CA – Helwig Winery

10/18/2019 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads

10/19/2019 – St. Louis, MO – Family Arena

More dates TBA

 Rusty Young publicity photo. Photo by Henry Diltz.

Rusty Young publicity photo. Photo by Henry Diltz.

Website: Rusty Young Music

Facebook: PocoRustyYoung

Twitter: @pocorocks

For more information on Santana’s Hope for Paws (Friends of Steelville Pound), visit:

For more information on Rusty Young, contact:

Melissa Dragich-Cordero @ Blue Élan Records/MAD Ink PR

For Poco tour dates, contact:

Mike Farley