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Justin Moore records Deric Ruttan song

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.

CCMA Nominations for Deric Ruttan

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...

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SOCAN Award for “Country Side”

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.

New show announced – Big Valley Jamboree

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.

CMA Music Festival performance

This Saturday, June 11 at 12:30 PM, Deric will join fellow ASCAP songwriters Ashley Gorley (“Kick The Dust Up”), Jon Nite (“We Were Us”), and Chris DeStefano (“Something In The Water”), on the HGTV Lodge stage for an acoustic-style round of songs and stories.  Presented by ASCAP (American Songwriters, Composers, Authors and Publishers) and HGTV, at this unique performance CMA festival goers will see some of their favorite country songs performed by the writers who created them, and hear the stories behind the songs.