Rusty Wier

The career of Rusty Wier dates back to the 1970s and covers multiple music genres. He is most famous for his composition “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance,” which was a minor pop hit for him, but has been covered by, among others, Jerry Jeff Walker, Todd Snider, Chris LeDoux, John Hiatt, and Barbara Mandrell. Bonnie Raitt’s version of the song was a country hit when it was included on the Urban Cowboy soundtrack. Rusty Wier was inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame in 2002 and was beloved by all that knew him.

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    Rusty Wier

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