The Rusty Brothers
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The Rusty Brothers

Dallas, Texas, United States | INDIE

Dallas, Texas, United States | INDIE
Band Country Americana




"Take Notice Tuesday - The Rusty Brothers"

Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, and getting their start in music while attending Dallas Jesuit high school, the three McWilliams brothers, the origins of The Rusty Brothers, took up music as a means of expression and something to do that was beyond the normal pastimes. During that time, the brothers cut a home recording, basically opening the door to take this from an idea, to the promise of a career. Fast forward six years later, and Love, Guitars, & Whiskey was released, the first studio production from The Rusty Brothers. A full length album, featuring good rhythmic melodies, great intelligent lyrics, a good flow to the album as a whole, and a general feeling of an act that we'll certainly be looking forward to future endeavors from.

While talking with they guys after a recent performance for the Ranch Factor 2012, at the Railhead in Willow Park, the guys shared their plans for future music, and the direction of the band. "We're really settling into a unique sound and have developed a live show, that we are ready to take to new fans across Texas." With Andrew's words having absolute validity, the unique is there. A sweet blend of three-part harmonies, clean melodies, and genuinely catchy lyrics, The Rusty Brothers are certainly an act to take notice of. Talks of new music being in the works, and new tunes being penned all the time, studio time is in the near future, but on hold and pending the outcome of this years Ranch Factor contest.

Taking good direction from many of the Texas/Red Dirt artist to proceed them on the scene, the Rusty Brothers can certainly be found following closely in the footsteps of those predecessors. Priding themselves on a high-energy live show, that is always entertaining, and fan friendly, The Rusty Brothers have most definitely laid the foundation for a good career. I highly recommend making a trip out to the Railhead and casting your vote for this years winner in the Ranch Factor competition, and should you make it to a Rusty Brothers show, they just might grab your vote. I'll leave you guys with this clip of a clever cover from a recent performance at the Capitol Bar. -

"Patio Party"

As for the music for the weekend, how do I even find words? It isn’t often this motor mouth finds herself at loss, struggling for descriptive phrases to turn what her ears heard into understandable, palpable feelings on the page but how do I explain symmetry, unison, being one but not? Daniel, Steven and Andrew are completely different brothers and yet share this tremendous bond called talent.

The timber of their voices, harmonizing, absolute love of what they do and undeniable talent comes together in their performance to not only draw in the audience but make them feel as if they are a part of the guitar strings…they are the music. I cannot wait for their new CD to be released in 2013 and all the others they make thereafter! - San Saba Newspaper

"Houston Rodeo a great success"

“Fantastic show in the CGGVeritas Tent at the 2012 Houston Rodeo Cookoff! Your performance rocked and we had nothing but great feedback from all who attended. Thank you so much for making everyone's experience a great one.”

- Danielle Hood, Event Planner, Houston Rodeo - Danielle Hood - Planner for CGGVeritas (Houston Rodeo Sponsor)

"New Texas country rocks Deep Ellum"

"Every time The Rusty Brothers play at my venue, the house is packed. Not only does the band have a tremendous following, but also they have the ability to make believers out of people who have never seen them. The dance floor will stay full and the bar will be busy."

- Joel Morales, Owner, Adair's Saloon
- Joel Morales - Owner, Adair's Saloon

"Brothers show songwriting talent on new album"

"When we were putting together The Rusty Brother's album, 'Love, Guitars and Whiskey,' the band showed some phenomenal songwriting talent. I think their chemistry as actual brothers really shows through when they're on stage."

- Ronnie Huckaby, Producer/Player, George Strait's Ace in the Hole Band - Ronnie Huckaby - George Strait's Ace in the Hole Band

"New Band with Great Talent"

"When The Rusty Brothers played ‘Can’t you See’ I could feel the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I’ve heard that song covered a hundred times by a hundred bands and the Rusty Brothers’ version was the best."

- Brett Dillon, Lead DJ, KHYI 95.3 The Range - Brett Dillon, Lead DJ, KYHI 95.3 The Range

"Houston Rodeo a great success"

“Fantastic show in the CGGVeritas Tent at the 2011 Houston Rodeo Cookoff! Your performance rocked and we had nothing but great feedback from all who attended. Thank you so much for making everyone's experience a great one.” - Danielle Hood - Planner for CGGVeritas (Houston Rodeo Sponsor)

"New band rocks Deep Ellum"

"Every time The Rusty Brothers play at my venue, the house is packed. They put on a fun, energetic and entertaining live show and attract a crowd that likes to spend money." - Joel Morales - Owner, Adair's Saloon


"Love, Guitars and Whiskey" - 2009
A 14-song album produced at Cherry Ridge Studios, Floresville TX.

"Revival" - 2013
Produced by Erik Herbst (Norah Jones, Eli Young, The Eagles)



Steven and Andrew McWilliams, Louisiana-born and Texas-raised brothers, have played country music together since they could wrap their hands around their dad’s guitar. In 2013, the brothers release their sophomore alum ("Revival") to country radio. This record, produced by Erik Herbst (Eli Young, Norah Jones, The Eagles), is supported by countless live shows throughout the south. No strangers to flat tires and engine failures, the band has visited nearly every honky-tonk in Texas.

When Dwayne Bollmeyer and Derron Bell (guitar and percussion) teamed up with the brothers in mid-2010, the band became the best it has ever been. From symphony halls to rodeos, veterans Dwayne and Derron have played almost every kind of gig imaginable.

Give the record a listen. Hit that little “Like” button (, follow the band on Twitter (@RBtexascountry), call up the stations and buy a track on iTunes. If you can’t do any of that… at least consider this: SUPPORT COUNTRY MUSIC.

Highlights and Recent News:

- 95.9's Ranch Factor Winners (this competition was the popular station's biggest competition to date)
- Radio promotion with Clay Neuman of Vision Entertainment (Randy Rogers, Pat Green, Eli Young)
- New album for released May 2013
- Winners of 95.3 The Range's Red River Battle of the Bands (June 2012)
- Airplay/live performances state-wide radio

Have shared bills with:

Robert Earl Keen
Randy Rogers
Jack Ingram
Pat Green
Wade Bowen
Cody Canada
Mickey and the Motorcars
Cory Morrow
Stoney Larue
Brandon Rhyder
Max Stalling
Chris Knight
Randy Brown