Rusty Russell has worked as a freelance writer and photographer for nearly 20 years. He has been a columnist for Music Row Magazine, served for six years as Nashville Editor for Guitar Player Magazine and scripted more than 200 nationally-syndicated radio programs. His articles have appeared in more than 75 publications around the world. In the mid-90s, Russell worked as a consultant and speechwriter for Dr. John Maupin, then-president of Meharry Medical College, and was under contract for 18 months as a marketing and communications consultant for a 30-million-dollar IT company, beginning in 2006. His work as a photographer includes regular news and editorial assignments as a stringer for Getty Images (1999 to present), as well as some 75 album packages for recording artists. His photos have appeared in more than 100 publications. Russell also works frequently as a musician in recording and live settings.