Rusty Harmon

I am a follower of Christ, a husband, father, and music industry executive. Over the years I have become considerably more intentional in my faith. My family and I are in community with our Church in multiple ways. We attend weekly services, teach children Sunday School classes, teach an Adult Ministries class, serve on committees, and book a Christian Music Writers Round. I love a great devotional and spend as much time in Bible as I can. I have been in the music industry for 35 years, working as an artist manager and label executive. Today I run a label called Vere Music, partnered with the Warner Music Group. My passion for teaching has me working as an Adjunct Professor with UNC-Wilmington via zoom, and Belmont and Lipscomb University in person here in Nashville.

My Life

Favorite Quote

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” ― C.S. Lewis

Friends describe me

Ambitious, opinionated, forgiving, family oriented, and LOVE music and sports!

My hobbies

BEMA, swimming, guitar, gardening/yardwork

Fantasy dinner guests

The Apostle Paul, John Lennon, Marty Solomon, Edith Harmon (my grand-mother), and of course, Jesus.

Best advice I ever received

In relation to raising children, "Don't ever forget they are child. You should never succumb to their age level." In relation to work, "It is better to work with someone who you have to pull back the reigns sometimes as opposed to those you have to constantly motivate." In relation to faith, "Pray about everything. Everything!"

My undergrad alma mater

North Carolina State University

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

1973 Cutlass

If I weren't a professor, I would

Run a record label.

Favorite books

The Gold Coast, Nelson DeMille. Carl Hiaasen, Lucky You, C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Favorite movies

The 5th Element, Oh Brother, Where Art Tho?, and The Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

Favorite city

Franklin, TN

Favorite coffee


Nobody knows I

Nobody knows I love buying damaged plants and flowers from Lowes and bringing them back to life.

My latest accomplishment

My latest accomplishment involves creating The 4040 Presents at my church, Franklin Christian Church. The 4040 is Christian Writers Round featuring hit songwriters from the CCM Music community.

Current Research