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Deric receives two ASCAP Awards at The Ryman

At the 55th Annual ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) Country Music Awards at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on Monday, November 6th, 2017, Deric was honored with awards for two of his songs - “Came Here To Forget” (written by Deric and Craig Wiseman and recorded by Blake Shelton), and “Any Ol’ Barstool” (written by Deric and Josh Thompson and recorded by Jason Aldean).  Each year, ASCAP Country Music Awards are handed out to the songwriters and publishers of the year’s most-played songs at American country radio.  Deric’s awards for “Came Here To Forget” and...

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Granger Smith records “When The Good Guys Win”

Broken Bow Records recording artist Granger Smith has made the Deric Ruttan/Jonathan Singleton/Ben Hayslip song “When The Good Guys Win” the title track of his new album (album released yesterday, October 27).  “‘When The Good Guys Win’ is one of my favorite songs that I’ve been a part of writing lately,” says Deric.  “I love the message and I’m glad that that message resonated with Granger enough to not only record the song, but also to make it the title of the album.”  Look for When The Good Guys Win by Granger Smith, available now.  

Jon Wolfe goes #1 in Texas with another Deric Ruttan song

Texas artist Jon Wolfe has taken another Deric Ruttan song to #1 in the Lone Star State.  “Baby This And Baby That” (co-written by Deric, Jonathan Singleton and Darius Rucker), achieved #1 status on the Texas Regional Radio Report on August 7, 2017.  This is the third Ruttan/Singleton collaboration Wolfe has taken to the top of the Texas charts — his last single, “Boots On A Dance Floor” (Ruttan/Singleton) was #1 for Wolfe in Texas on December 5, 2016.

#1 Celebrations in Nashville for “Any Ol’ Barstool”

On Wednesday, August 2nd, Broken Bow Records recording artist Jason Aldean held a Triple #1 Party for “Lights Come On”, “A Little More Summertime” and “Any Ol’ Barstool” at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville.  The party celebrated the last 3 #1 songs for Aldean, and honored the  songwriters and publishers – including Deric and co-writer Josh Thompson, the writers of “Any Ol’ Barstool.”  In addition to receiving both high praise from Aldean and #1 Song plaques the songwriters joined Aldean and his band onstage to perform their respective hit songs.  “Any Ol’ Barstool” is Deric’s 4th #1 song (in America)...

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Deric wins 14th SOCAN Award for “Came Here To Forget”

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.