Broken Bow Records’ Jason Aldean, and Canadian country superstar Tim Hicks are the latest artists to include a Deric Ruttan song on their albums. Aldean’s new album They Don’t Know (released Sept. 9, 2016) includes “Any Ol’ Barstool” (written by Deric and Josh Thompson), while Hicks’ Shake These Walls (also released Sept. 9, 2016) includes “Don’t Make It A Love Song” (written by Deric and Tim Hicks). Both albums are available now on iTunes, and wherever music is sold.
Country music star Justin Moore (known for his hits “Small Town USA”, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away”, and “Point At You”), has recorded a Deric Ruttan song. “Robbin’ Trains” (co-written by Deric, Josh Thompson and Brett Beavers), is track number one on the Valory Music Group artist’s forthcoming album Kinda Don’t Care — due to hit store shelves Aug. 12, 2016. As of July 22, the tracks “Robbin’ Trains”, “Kinda Don’t Care”, and lead-off single “You Look Like I Need A Drink” are immediately available for fans who pre-order Kinda Don’t Care on iTunes.
Yesterday it was announced that Deric is nominated for two CCMA awards at the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards – “Songwriter Of The Year” (along with co-writer Craig Wiseman) for “Came Here To Forget”, recorded by Blake Shelton, and “Producer Of The Year” (alongside co-producers Jason Blaine and Phil O’Donnell) for the album Country Side, recorded by Jason. The 2016 CCMA Awards will be held Sunday, September 11, 2016 in London, Ontario, and broadcast live on CBC in Canada. Also nominated for awards are two longtime members of Deric’s road band – Travis Switzer is nominated for “Bass Player Of...
At the 27th annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto last night, Deric and co-writer Jason Blaine received a SOCAN Award for their song “Country Side”, recorded by Jason. SOCAN (the Society Of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada), the organization that tracks radio, television, film and digital performances of it’s member’s compositions, holds an annual award show to honor the nation’s top performed songs. According to the Mediabase chart, “Country Side” was the most-played Canadian country song of 2015. This is Deric’s 11th SOCAN Award.
Deric is returning to Big Valley! It was announced today that on July 29, 2016, Deric and the band will return to headline one of country’s music’s rowdiest stages, the Coors Banquet Saloon stage at Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. This is the 2nd time in 3 years Deric has headlined this stage.