The Blenders spent their first few years building up their fan base by touring hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. In the process, they received the Contemporary Artist of the Year Award in 1994 and 1995 by the National Association of Campus Activities. With the support of these loyal fans, they have created a presence that continues to expand worldwide. Each member of The Blenders had the good fortune of growing up in a musical family that nurtured their love of song. Although their influences stretch far and wide, Tim Kasper, Ryan Lance, Darren Rust and Allan Rust find a common bond in vocal music. From R&B and Jazz, to Pop and Rock, their tight harmonies and upbeat arrangements always provide the perfect blend.
The Blenders continue writing their own music as well as adapting songs of their favorite artists. They have released 15 recordings to date including a compilation album called "Now and Then" (1997). It features three cuts from each of their first three albums; "Totally Whipped" (1992), "From the Mouth" (1994), and "The Blenders" (1995), along with three previously unreleased tracks. Also in 1997, The Blenders released their first Christmas album entitled "Nog", which is a favorite among their fans and features the group's unmistakable, smooth vocal harmonies.
The Blenders found international success with their first-ever major-label release, "Loveland" (1999) on Universal Records. They hit number one in a handful of European countries with a remake of the quirky song, "(I am in Love with the) McDonald's Girl." In 2011 and 2012, their version of the song was used in a national TV and radio commercial for McDonald's.
After a year hiatus that began at the end of 2000, The Blenders returned to the scene in 2002 with a new Christmas album entitled "When it Snows". With an enormously successful holiday concert tour to support it, the album quickly found its way onto the Billboard charts within a few weeks of hitting the stores.