In his early twenties Rich taught himself guitar and began to perform in coffee houses. Inspired by the music he heard from fellow songwriters, Rich picked up the pen and began to dabble in writing. Fast forward to the millennium, Rich was living in the UK on business and performing with local musicians. The desire for their own material led Rich to delving even deeper into songwriting. Rich found Nashville Songwriters in 2005 and set his sights on becoming a professional writer. Upon Rich’s return to the U.S. he began to make trips to Nashville with the hopes of realizing his dream of hearing his songs on the radio. In 2008 Rich signed with Brightwater Publishing and in 2012, Rich signed his second publishing deal with Justin Peters and Songs for the Planet.