“I was doing shows overseas for the USO, I was doing shows for men and women,” Rushlow said. “I mentioned it to Larry and Richie.”
Soon the trio began performing in outposts as extensive as Afghanistan and Bahrain.
“We did it for seven, eight years,” Rushlow said, “and we had a blast.”
Subsequently, they realized that the series would also work in America. So little by little they worked on the songs, refined their harmonies and built a program which is now on its way to Bristol.
“We realized Little Texas, Lonestar, and Restless Heart were like a soundtrack of people’s lives,” Rushlow said. “If you’re a 90s country fan, for the price of a band you get all three of us. We have a bunch of hits, tell stories and sing.
Paragons of vocal purity, Rushlow, McDonald and Stewart have spawned dozens of hits built on tight harmonies.
For Rushlow and Little Texas, black gold included 1993’s “God Blessed Texas”. McDonald’s and Lonestar topped the charts with titles such as “Amazed” from 1999. Stewart and Restless Heart galloped up astride on “Wheels” from 1987, written by Dave Loggins of Bristol.
“These songs age well,” Rushlow said. “Richie, Larry and I are in our prime. People say we sound better now than when we were on the radio.