On Sat., Sept. 12 in Halifax, NS, Deric will perform at Irving Oil FanFest, a free concert and autograph singing at Cunard Centre from 11:am – 4:pm. This is the first time in over 30 years that Halifax has hosted Country Music Week, and FanFest is historically one of the most popular events of CCMA week. Fans will be treated to up-close-and-personal, acoustic performances from Deric, Dean Brody, Paul Brandt, Gord Bamford, High Valley, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel, Tim Hicks, MacKenzie Porter, Chad Brownlee and more. The Cunard Centre is located at 961 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7.
On August 5th, 2015 Deric returns to his home province of Ontario for the CMA Songwriters Series, presented by CMT. The CMA Songwriters Series features Nashville’s finest singer/songwriters in an intimate acoustic performance. Joining Deric at The Great Hall in Toronto at 7: PM will be Josh Turner, Ashley Monroe and Kristian Bush. Tickets for the event are available through radio contesting on select stations. CMT will be filming the one-of-a-kind show for a future concert special.
It was announced last week that Deric has been nominated for two CCMAs at the 2015 Canadian Country Music Association Awards in the Producer Of The Year and Songwriter(s) Of The Year categories (both for the song “Country Side”, recorded by Jason Blaine). Deric shares both nominations with Jason, his co-writer and co-producer on the song. “It’s an honor to get these nominations,” says Deric. “Jason won ‘Single Of The Year’ a few years back for a song we wrote called “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore”. We seem to work well together and he’s a good friend. It’s...
MCA Nashville artist David Nail (“Red Light”, “Let It Rain”, “Whatever She’s Got”), is set to release a Deric Ruttan song as the lead-off single from his upcoming album. The song, “Night’s On Fire” (written by Deric and frequent collaborator Jonathan Singleton), ships to American radio on July 20, 2015. “David sounds GREAT on ‘Night’s On Fire’!” says Deric, “I’ve been a fan of his singing of years and I’m excited to hear this one on the radio.” Be listening for “Night’s On Fire” — coming soon to your favorite radio station.
Tonight Deric hosts the Canadian Country Music Association’s ‘Songwriter Series — The Road To Halifax’ show in Truro, NS. One of three showcases featuring local Nova Scotian talent, and leading up to the CCMA Awards in Halifax in September, tonight’s show features local artists J.D. Clarke, Amanda Riley and Makayla Lynn, who will join Deric onstage for an acoustic evening of songs and stories. Other ‘Songwriter Series — The Road To Halifax’ shows will take place June 27th in Yarmouth (hosted by Michelle Wright), and July 28th in Membertou (hosted by Carolyn Dawn Johnson).