Gatlinburg Area, Smokey Mountains

My heart goes out to the wonderful people of Tennessee. I’ve never shared these pictures from my trip to visit your beautiful home a couple of years ago, but I wanted you to have back a little bit of the beauty that I enjoyed so immensely during my stay with you. These were from a few of the nature trails and historic sites from around the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. Rebuild,brothers and sisters. I can’t wait to see you again.


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The Birth of a New Album

It’s a peculiar thing, writing an album… There are so many ways to go about it, really. In the past, I’ve just written whenever I was inspired to write, and about whatever love or heartbreak or experience that was striking most in that moment. This time is a little different, though.


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Writing Albums With a Two Year Old

I’ve done many, many jobs in my short lifetime. I’ve been an airman in the US Airforce, a linguist for the NSA, a door-to-door salesman, a painter, a chef, a barista…  The list goes on. Always, throughout, have I been a musician. But I’ve discovered the hardest job yet. Being a stay-at-home-dad.


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Musical Legacy

I got to spend part of the morning having coffee with a couple who asked me a rather startling question. Why? Why do you do music?   Why do you want to succeed? And it stopped me in my tracks for a bit. I had to think about this question.   Why, indeed? Why do I want all this frustration, all these empty shows, all this hard work?  What’s the point? As I sipped my coffee and reflected for a moment, the answer formed. “I want to help people.   I want more so I can give more.” My friend’s eyes lit up and he said, “Now you’re thinking.” And the more I do, the more I think about what I could give, what I could do with great success. There’s an amazing school in Tuscaloosa, Alabama that I would just love to give an absurd amount of money to. There’s my mother, who instilled this love of music and art in my heart in the first place that I would love to set up for the rest of her life. There’s my own family, that I would just love to make sure is provided for in every way I can think of. There are so many, many things that I want to give to. I realized that I want more so I can give more. And my God, how fun will that be? I can’t wait to give more than I can now. And I am so thankful for all of you Continue Reading →


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Have you ever heard???

He can sing, he can dance, he can even beat-box in 6 different genres!   But he just might not be able to create an entire website from thin air overnight…  (though he is trying…) So please, be patient with us! Promise you, if you just hang out, listen to some great Chad Rushing tunes and we’ll have this site up, running, and incredible in no time! Enjoy the music, and we can’t wait to see you again!


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