Rusty York

po_York-RustyRusty York (May 24, 1935 – January 26, 2014) was an American musician.

Rusty York achieved Hall of Fame status with his Rockabilly song “Sugaree.” The rockabilly phase was a minor success, but by the 1960s, York had returned to bluegrass and country.

He also began to cultivate an interest in the business end of country and in 1961 started building a recording studio in his garage. By the early 1970s York had retired from performing to concentrate on his Jewel Records imprint/studio full-time. Jewel continued to operate out of Cincinnati throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and into the 21st century.