On May 19, Deric returns to Texas to perform an acoustic show alongside his old friend, Texas artist and hit songwriter David Lee and the Jose Armadillo Road Show, and Texas artist Drew Kennedy. The songwriter-style show at The Round Up Beer Garden in Boerne, Texas will feature acoustic versions of Deric’s hits, as well as stories behind the songs. See Tour page for details.
In 2011, Deric recorded his live album Up All Night – Deric Ruttan Live at the “greatest outdoor show on earth” — the world-famous Calgary Stampede, at the Nashville North venue. On July 12, 2016 Deric and the band are bringing the party back. Calgary — get ready to stay “up all night” July 12! Showtime 9:pm.
Deric is returning to Dauphin’s Countryfest. On July 3, 2016, Deric will return to Dauphin’s Countryfest – Hilltop Stage, for a rousing, full-band set. Says Deric, “Dauphin’s Countryfest was one of the first big Canadian festivals to book me when I was a brand-new, unproven artist. Rob and the folks there are great people, and I always look forward to playing there. The Hilltop Stage has some of the rowdiest crowds I’ve ever played for. They’re there for a good time, and so are we.” For festival and ticket information, visit http://countryfest.ca
Country music superstar Blake Shelton has recorded another Deric Ruttan song. On March 8, the singer released “Came Here To Forget” (written by Deric and Craig Wiseman), as the first single from his long awaited 12th studio album. According to a Warner Music press release, Blake, who, in 2013 had a 3-week #1 with another Deric Ruttan song – the ACM and Grammy nominated “Mine Would Be You” (co-written with Connie Harrington and Jessi Alexander), says of “Came Here To Forget” - “I’ve had a lot of music over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever had a song before...
This spring finds Deric hard at work in Nashville working on music for an as-yet-untitled forthcoming EP. “I’m excited to share these new songs,” Deric says. “The past two-and-a-half years since the release of Take The Week Off have been an extremely creative, prolific time for me. I went through a couple pretty dramatic life changes – including the loss of my father to cancer – and I never stopped writing during this period. There are a lot of songs to choose from for the new EP.” Look for Deric’s new music to be released mid-2016.