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.
Congrats to Texas artist Jon Wolfe for taking his version of “Don’t It Feel Good” (co-written by Deric and Jonathan Singleton) to #1 on the Texas Music Chart in December! To watch Jon’s video for “Don’t It Feel Good”, click here - https://youtu.be/447A7aKl4ww
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.