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Deric Nominated for 2 CCMA Awards

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...

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David Nail The Latest To Record Deric Ruttan Song

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.

CCMA Songwriter Series — The Road To Halifax

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).

Deric announced as Host of Saskatchewan Country Music Awards

Deric heads to Saskatchewan this weekend to host that province’s 26th annual Country Music Awards.  “I always enjoy going back to Saskatchewan,” says Deric, an Ontario native.  “I shot 2 music videos there.  I’ve played many, many shows there, and I’ve never not enjoyed one.  The fans are passionate about their country music and radio there has always been a strong supporter of mine.  I look forward to going back.”  The Saskatchwan Country Music Awards are Sunday, April 26 in Yorkton, SK.

NEW SINGLE – “DON’T IT FEEL GOOD”

Deric’s new single “Don’t It Feel Good”, written by Deric and Jonathan Singleton, is out today to Canadian country radio.  Says Deric, “‘Don’t It Feel Good’ was actually the first song we recorded for this album.  I’ve been waiting patiently for it to be a single — it’s got an energy that I’ve been trying to get back to in my music.  To me, it harkens back to songs of mine like “Good Time”, “Unbeatable”, or “Up All Night” – songs that were immediate crowd-pleasers and are just straight-up fun to play live.”  Request “Don’t It Feel Good” on your favourite...

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