At the 2017 SOCAN Awards in Toronto on June 19, Deric was honored with a SOCAN Country Music Award for “Came Here To Forget” (co-written with Craig Wiseman and recorded by Blake Shelton). Each year, SOCAN (Society Of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada), recognizes the writers and publishers of the year’s most-performed songs across many genres of music, including country, pop, rock, urban, classical and music written for TV and film. Deric’s award for “Came Here To Forget” is his 14th career SOCAN Award.
At the 5th annual Country Music Association (CMA) of Ontario Awards in London, Ontario on June 11, Deric (along with co-writer Craig Wiseman), took home Songwriter Of The Year honors for “Came Here To Forget”, recorded by Blake Shelton. The Bracebridge, Ontario-born singer performed a new song from his upcoming album at the sold-out Centennial Hall show, and participated in an all-star tribute to Canadian music icons Blue Rodeo, performing “Hasn’t Hit Me Yet” alongside fellow Ontario-born artists including Tim Hicks, Jason Blaine, Meghan Patrick, Cold Creek County, Rivertown Saints, and members of the rock band Finger Eleven. This is...
Deric Ruttan (and co-writer Josh Thompson) have the #1 country song in America this week with “Any Ol’ Barstool” (recorded by Broken Bow Records’ Jason Aldean) on both the Billboard and Mediabase country music charts. “I’m feeling incredibly blessed today,” says Deric. “I’ve had two #1 songs inside of 11 months — it’s crazy. I’ve always wanted an Aldean cut, and to get to share it with Josh, who has become a good friend — that’s a pretty cool feeling.” “Any Ol’ Barstool” is the 3rd single from Jason Aldean’s 7th studio album They Don’t Know.
Texas artist Jon Wolfe has released another Deric Ruttan song – “Baby This And Baby That” (written by Deric Ruttan, Jonathan Singleton, and Darius Rucker) to Texas radio. The Austin, TX-based Wolfe has had radio success with two other Ruttan/Singleton collaborations — “Don’t It Feel Good” and “Boots On A Dance Floor” were both Texas #1′s for the artist in 2015 and 2016, respectively. “Baby This And Baby That” is the 2nd single from Jon Wolfe’s forthcoming album, Any Night In Texas.
Today it was announced that Deric has been nominated for 2 Country Music Association of Ontario (CMA Ontario) Awards. Deric, who hails from Bracebridge, Ontario, has been nominated for Male Artist Of The Year, and Songwriter Of The Year (along with co-writer Craig Wiseman) for “Came Here To Forget”, recorded by Blake Shelton. The 5th annual CMA Ontario Awards will take place Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario.