Giving Back

Those who know Rusty agree: his heart for others is as big as his love for music.  There are many musicians who show love and care for others by donating their time and talents to worthy causes through performing - and Rusty is one of them.  Often his giving back is around his passions, such as patriotic ventures & support for military personnel, honoring the legacy of other musicians, his own community and his own family roots, such as his performances at and support for Farm Aid as his own grandfather was a farmer.  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as his father has the same type of heart for others.  (photos to the right show Rusty performing at Farm Aid in Lincoln, Nebraska, and with Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2 in Austin, TX).  

Rusty has recently performed at several special (not-for-profit) events, which are detailed below.

The Comer Barn Restoration Project 2022

Rusty, as part of William Lee Golden and The Goldens, along with other great artists and musicians, were on hand to perform at this benefit hosted by the Preservation Foundation. The event supported the preservation and restoration work needed for the community of Gallatin, in Sumner County, TN.

Details here:

Humphreys County Remembers 2022

Rusty, with the William Lee Golden and The Golden's Band, joined Twitty and Lynn at Loretta Lynn's Ranch & Campground, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the catastrophic flood on August 21st 2021 that altered the lives of so many in Humphreys County. This will be a night to celebrate the resiliency and determination of all the residents that bonded together to rebuild their community, as well as remember with fondness all those that were tragically lost.

Country for a Cause: 

An Annual Benefit to Help the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

In 2022, hosts T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang, along with special guest artists Rusty Golden as part of William Lee Golden and The Goldens, John Rich, The Isaacs, Michelle Wright, John Berry, Richard Lynch, Rhonda Vincent, Wendy Moten, John Ford Coley, T. Graham Brown, Billy Yates, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and Devon O’Day.  For more info:

A Celebration to Honor the Life & Legacy of Legendary Songwriter Jimbeau Himson

Rusty joined The Oak Ridge Boys, Jeffrey Steele and others, for this livestreaming and in-person concert at 3rd and Lindsley, to celebrate the life of one of  Rusty's closest friends and fellow songwriters: Jimbeau Hinson.  In addition to performing songs he co-wrote with Jimbeau, Rusty will also be playing piano and keyboards for other guest artists.  Host: Devon O'Day of WSM / Opry Radio.