Rierson always plays tribute to George Strait, Don Williams, and some of his other heroes, as well as his own music. Rierson says he hopes people will see his music as "a breath of fresh air".
Rusty Rierson is a native of South-central, KS. (Leon) Growing up on the family farm he fell in love with agriculture and pursued the degree at Kansas State in Agricultural Economics. Rusty graduated in 2008 and then completed a masters degree in Animal Science from K-State as well in summer 2011. Rusty got into music when he was 14 years old. He started singing in church and soon it became a passion. He learned guitar when his father, Roger, suggested that they take lessons together. In 2005, Rierson won the state wide "YF&R talent find contest" hosted by Farm Bureau and performed at the Kansas State fair where he is annually invited back. In 2007 Rusty won the "Colgate Country Showdown" at the state level and placed in the top 15 nationally. He competed again at state in 2008, 2010, and 2011, before signing with his first record label.
Rusty has played all over the US (including Alaska & Hawaii), he and his band were a Corn Palace Festival Headliner in 2020. We are happy to welcome him back to Mitchell.