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Tim Rushlow Switches Career Gears to Christian Music

Melinda Norris

Tim Rushlow has done just about everything in country music, from fronting the band Little Texas during their award-winning run in the ’90s, to releasing his own solo album, plus starting a new band, Rushlow, on the now-closed Lyric Street Records back in 2003, and even touring with Toby Keith in 2007. The 44-year-old has certainly had an impressive career, but there’s one very important goal on his to-do list he’s never accomplished — until now.

“I’ve been really, really wanting to do [a Christian album] for years and it just wasn’t time,” Tim reveals. “I’ve been a believer for years. This is not a genre hop that’s convenient for me. I’m not doing a one-off record in the Christian industry and cutting a pop/country record next year. This is a career move that I felt called to do. It’s about ministry and being able to touch lives with this music. I had some growing up to do over the past few years to get to the place I’m at now as a husband, as a father, as a man, as a singer and as a believer. I’m excited to see where it goes.”che

The genre switch came fairly easy for the Oklahoma native. “I was never really a country singer,” he explains. “I’ve always been more of a pop singer who just happens to front a band in country, who just happened to sell a lot of records. If my past in country music or country pop has opened a door for me to be able to be heard by somebody who normally wouldn’t be listening, then I take that as a blessing. I want to use it and give God the glory.”

Tim’s new CD, ‘Unfinished Symphony,’ is produced by Grammy-nominated producer Ian Eskelin, whose extensive list of credits — including albums by Francesca Battistelli, Hawk Nelson and Avalon — have earned him the coveted Dove Award for Producer of the Year both in 2008 and 2011.

“When you spend time writing and recording with an artist, you certainly get a clear picture of where their heart is,” Ian notes. “Tim Rushlow is a refreshingly honest outspoken believer with a heart for the lost, a dedicated father who is in love with his wife, and oh … a ridiculous singer who should consider doing this professionally! I’m glad to call him a friend and can’t wait to see what God has in store for him and his fans as he shares his faith through his new music.”

‘Unfinished Symphony’ will hit shelves later this year. The project’s first single, ‘Rain Down on Me,’ was just released to radio. Tim will spend much of the next few months traveling across the country performing songs from the new CD. Keep track of his concert schedule here.

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