Take The Week Off - Top 10!
Posted 10-3-13
"Take The Week Off" is TOP 10! Deric's lead-off single from his forthcoming album of the same name took just 7 weeks to climb to the #10 spot on the BDS, Mediabase and Trax Report Canadian country charts. Co-written with Ryan Tyndell (Eric Church's "Springsteen"), and co-produced by Deric and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley), "Take The Week Off" reveals a rarely seen side of the artist, and fans are liking what they see. "Take The Week Off" is the 2nd fastest rising single of Deric's career (2nd only to his debut single, "When You Come Around.") Request "Take The Week Off" at your local country radio station today, and buy the single now in our online store, and on iTunes.

Your Town Throwdown
Posted 10-2-13
Two weeks from today the Your Town Throwdown tour, featuring Deric, Chad Brownlee and Jason Blaine, kicks off in Summerside, PEI and rolls into Vancouver, BC a month later on November 15. As the name implies, this 26-date tour promises to be a good time, and more than a little bit rowdy. Fans of Deric, Chad and Jason (and fans of a good time in general), will not want to miss this show. Visit the Tour Page for Your Town Throwdown cities and dates. Tickets on sale now!

Mine Would Be You"
Posted 10-1-13
The new Blake Shelton single "Mine Would Be You" (written by Deric, Connie Harrington and Jessi Alexander), is now officially a Top 10 song in the US, and a Top 5 song in Canada. "I'm thrilled Blake cut this song and decided to single it," says Deric. "There are a lot of emotional layers in 'Mine Would Be You', and Blake hits every one of them. He's such a great deliverer of songs like this." "Mine Would Be You" appears on Blake Shelton's 'Based On A True Story..." album (Warner Bros. Records).

Take The Week Off - New Album 10/15
Posted 9-15-13
Deric's forthcoming album Take The Week Off will hit stores/online outlets Oct. 15. The title track and lead-off single from the album is one of the singer's fastest rising singles to date, and is available for purchase now in our online store and on iTunes. Of the 12 song follow-up to 2011's 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live', Deric says, "I feel like this is the strongest collection of songs I've ever had on one album. Looking forward to hearing if the fans agree."

CCMA Grand Finale
Posted 9-9-13
Deric and the band provided the Canadian Country Music Association Awards with a rousing grand finale last night at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB., closing the show with an energetic version of "My Kind Of Freedom". Joining Deric onstage to sing the song were Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Jason Blaine, Emerson Drive, High Valley and Small Town Pistols (who all appeared in the "My Kind Of Freedom" video). The CCMAs were broadcast live on CBC television.

Canadian Country Music Association Awards
Posted 9-5-13
Deric and the band will be performing on the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards this Sunday, Sept. 8th, broadcast live from Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB. This year's show also features performances by Dean Brody, Jason Blaine, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, and more. Deric is nominated for 3 awards this year, including Single Of The Year for "Main Street, 1979" and Songwriter Of The Year (along with co-writer Jason Blaine) for "Cool" (recorded by Jason). Tune in to CBC television this Sunday night at 5:pm MST to catch the show.

Your Town Throwdown
Posted 8-14-13
Deric is hitting the road this fall with Chad Brownlee and Jason Blaine! The Your Town Throwdown tour kicks off in Summerside, PEI on October 16, and rolls into Vancouver, BC on November 15. As the name implies, this 26-date tour promises to be a good time, and more than a little bit rowdy. "Jason and Chad are buddies of mine," says Deric, "we have a lot of fun on and off the stage, so this tour will be a traveling party. We want people to come, forget their worries for the night, and have fun with us...and out-party the crowd we had the previous night." Visit the Tour Page for Your Town Throwdown cities and dates. Venues and on-sale info will be announced Aug. 21.

New Single - Take The Week Off
Posted 8-6-13
"Take The Week Off", Deric's brand-new single from his forthcoming album, was released to Canadian radio today. Co-written with Ryan Tyndell (Eric Church's "Springsteen"), and co-produced by Deric and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley), "Take The Week Off" reveals a rarely seen side of the artist. "This album pushes the boundaries for me in a few different directions, thematically" says Deric. "But at the core, I just wanted great songs with great stories, and songs that would do their part to contribute to the energy of our live shows. I really think we hit that target with this record, and I look forward to the fans getting to hear it." The "Take The Week Off" video (shot in Rome, Italy) premieres on CMT on Aug. 19, and the forthcoming, as yet untitled album comes out this October. Request "Take The Week Off" at your local country radio station today!

Blake Shelton single
Posted 7-29-13
"Mine Would Be You" (written by Deric, Connie Harrington and Jessi Alexander), is Blake Shelton's new single. Released last week, "Mine Would Be You" garnered an impressive 75 first-week adds on American radio, which catapulted the song to #42 on the Billboard country charts it's first week of release. The song appears on Blake's 'Based On A True Story..." (Warner Bros. Records) album, and is the follow-up to his 9th consecutive #1 hit, "Boys 'Round Here."

2013 CCMA Nominations
Posted 7-22-13
At a press conference in Toronto today, it was announced that Deric is among the list of nominees at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards. "It's awesome," said Deric, from his hotel room in Rome, Italy, where he is shooting a new music video, "I'm honoured -- it's nice to be recognized for the work that you do." Deric is nominated for Single Of The Year for "Main Street, 1979", Songwriter Of The Year (along with co-writer Jason Blaine) for "Cool" (recorded by Jason), and Video Director Of The Year for "My Kind Of Freedom" (directed by Deric, John Fucile, and Lisa Fucile). The CCMA Awards take place in Edmonton, AB on Sept. 8, 2013.

CMAO Award Wins
Posted 5-27-13
At the first annual CMAO (Country Music Association Of Ontario) Awards last night in Markham, ON, Deric was awarded both the "Songwriter Of The Year" Award (for "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore", co-written and recorded by fellow nominee Jason Blaine), and "Album Of The Year" for Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live. He also performed a special, acoustic version of "Main Street, 1979" (which was itself nominated for "Single Of The Year", and for which he was also nominated for "Songwriter Of The Year") on the show. "There's a lot of Ontario pride in the room tonight!" said Deric backstage. "I feel blessed and honoured to have received these awards. Thanks to the CMAO."

New Album In The Works
Posted 5-8-13
Deric headed back into the studio in Nashville today to begin recording his brand-new album. Tentatively set for a late summer 2013 release, the yet-to-be-titled album will be Deric's fifth, the follow-up to 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live', recorded at the Calgary Stampede in July, 2011. Check out Deric's Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts often for frequent updates from the studio during the recording process.

Train Keeps A' Rollin' - Top 20
Posted 4-17-13
"Where The Train Don't Stop", Deric's new single from his 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live' CD, is now Top 20 at Canadian country radio after just 6 weeks. "I want to thank country radio in Canada", says Deric. "They've been consistent supporters of songs of mine over the years, and this song is proving to be no exception. There's a lot of detail in this song that is specific to my hometown...some Ruttan-family history as well, but I think of it as my tribute to any small town, really, and to those who are proud to hail from those often overlooked places on the map," says the Bracebridge, Ontario native. Request "Where The Train Don't Stop" today!

CMAO Award Nominations
Posted 4-9-13
Deric has been nominated for 6 Country Music Association Of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, including Male Artist, Album Of The Year (for Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live) and Single Of The Year (for "Main Street, 1979"). He also received 3 nominations for Songwriter Of The Year (for his own "Main Street, 1979", as well as "Cool" and "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore", both recorded by fellow 6-time nominee Jason Blaine). The CMAO Awards will be presented May 27 at the Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario.

Blake Shelton records Deric Ruttan song
Posted 3-26-13
Country superstar and The Voice judge Blake Shelton has recorded a Deric Ruttan song. "Mine Would Be You" (written by Deric, Connie Harrington and Jessi Alexander), appears on Blake's brand-new album 'Based On A True Story..." (Warner Bros. Records), in stores and online today. "I'm thrilled, obviously", says Deric. "As a lot of people know, when I'm not working on my own records I'm home here in Nashville, working daily trying to land songs on albums by other artists...and Blake's is an awesome album to be on! I think he's the perfect artist for this song, and I couldn't be more excited to have him singing it. OK, now...everybody go buy it!"

Where The Train Don't Stop - Top 30
Posted 3-25-13
Just five weeks after its release, "Where The Train Don't Stop" is now Top 30 at Canadian country radio. "Where The Train Don't Stop" (written by Deric and Dave Turnbull) is a patriotic tribute to small towns across Canada. "This song is a lot of fun to play live," says Deric. "My band is glad it's finally a single - our shows tend to be very energetic, and this song really has that great live energy we like." "Where The Train Don't Stop" can be found on 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live.' Request it today!

New single - Where The Train Don't Stop
Posted 2-20-13
Released to radio this week, "Where The Train Don't Stop" is Deric's brand-new single. The follow-up to "My Kind Of Freedom", "Where The Train Don't Stop" was originally released on Deric's Juno-nominated Sunshine album, and also makes an appearance as a re-mastered studio track on Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live. With it's mention of kids sitting in the parking lot ('trying to find a way to buy some beer'), an old car with 'dandelions grown up through the gears', and even a CNR (Canadian National Railroad) train referenced in the lyrics, "Where The Train Don't Stop" (written by Deric and Dave Turnbull) is a patriotic tribute to small towns across Canada. Request it today!

New Music
Posted 1-24-13
January finds Deric kicking off the new year hard at work at home in Nashville, writing and compiling songs for a new album, set tentatively for a summer 2013 release. Stay tuned!

SOCAN Award
Posted 11-20-12
At the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards at Roy Thomson Hall last night in Toronto, Deric (along with co-writer Jason McCoy) was honoured to receive a SOCAN Country Music Award for "She's Good For Me", a Top 10 radio hit recorded by Jason. In addition to receiving an award, Deric also co-hosted the evening, presenting awards in the Pop and Rock categories to Three Days Grace, Hedley and Fefe Dobson, among others. The SOCAN Awards honour the year's most-performed songs at radio in all genres of music. This is Deric's eighth SOCAN Award.

My Kind Of Freedom video - Deric and Friends
Posted 10-23-12
The official video for "My Kind Of Freedom" is now online! For this unique video, Deric enlisted a few of his famous friends. Shot mostly on personal cameras and smart phones, the "My Kind Of Freedom" video features performances by Terri Clark, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Emerson Drive, Gord Bamford, Jason Blaine, Chad Brownlee, High Valley, and more. Click here to view the video on our Video page.

CCMA Awards 2012
Posted 9-10-12
Last night at the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards in Saskatoon, SK (broadcast live on CBC) was a busy night for Deric. Not only did Deric and the band perform "Main Street, 1979" live on the show, but Deric also (along with Bryan Adams via video), presented Taylor Swift with the Generation Award. (Deric and Taylor were once signed to the same music publishing company in Nashville and wrote several songs together prior to the release of Taylor's debut album). Deric appeared in front of the cameras a third time when Jason Blaine pulled him onstage to share the moment after Jason won the CCMA Single Of The Year Award for "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore", a song the two co-wrote. While in Saskatoon, Deric also appeared at Fanfest, and performed an electrifying full-band set at the Rockin' Country Cabaret at Prairieland Park.

Summer 2012
Posted 9-1-12
Last night's show in Paris, ON marked the end of a busy summer touring season for Deric and the band. In all, they criss-crossed the country multiple times, performing headlining and main stage sets at some of Canada's most prestigious outdoor fairs and festivals, including Craven Country Jamboree and The Calgary Stampede. "I think the band is better and our show is tighter than it's ever been...it just feels really good on that stage, these days," says Deric. "Performing is a huge part of what I do, and lately I have a lot of fun doing it." Deric's next performance will be on the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, broadcast live from Saskatoon, SK on CBC on September 9, 2012.

New single - My Kind Of Freedom
Posted 8-6-12
Released to radio last week, "My Kind Of Freedom" is Deric's brand-new single. The follow-up to his CCMA Songwriter Of The Year nominated track "Main Street, 1979", "My Kind Of Freedom" (written by Deric and Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft) is a driving, arena-ready anthem that promises to be a concert favourite for years to come. This week the song debuts on the Canadian Country Mediabase chart at #43 and is the #2 Top Gainer. "My Kind Of Freedom" can be found on Deric's new album, 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live.'

Deric nominated for 2 CCMA Awards
Posted 7-18-12
Today the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced the nominees for the 2012 CCMA Awards. Deric was pleased to be nominated for "Songwriter Of The Year" not once, but twice! Deric's "Main Street, 1979" garnered him a "Songwriter Of The Year" nomination, as did "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore" (co-written with and recorded by Jason Blaine). Deric will be performing on the The Canadian Country Music Association Awards, broadcast live from Saskatoon, SK on CBC September 9, 2012.

Deric confirmed as CCMA Award performer
Posted 5-10-12
Today the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced the first performers confirmed for the annual live award show broadcast, which celebrates the best in Canadian country music. Deric, along with Dean Brody, Miranda Lambert, and the Pistol Annies, are the first four artists confirmed to perform on the show. The Canadian Country Music Association Awards will be broadcast live from Saskatoon, SK on CBC September 9, 2012.

Main Street, 1979 #1 MOST ADDED - All charts
Posted 3-21-12
It's official - Deric's new single "Main Street, 1979" is the #1 most added country song at Canadian radio on the BDS and Trax Report charts (American OR Canadian, week ending 3-19), AND the most added country song on the Mediabase chart (American OR Canadian, week ending 3-26). Additionally, "Main Street, 1979" is the #3 most added song on Canadian radio in ALL FORMATS (behind Adele and Fun) on the Mediabase chart (American OR Canadian, week ending 3-20). "I can't believe it," says Deric. "I don't think I've ever had a song come out of the gate this strong this soon at radio. I'm thankful to have the belief of radio on a song that is so personal to me." "Main Street, 1979" can be found on the singer's new album, 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live.'

Main Street, 1979 at radio now
Posted 3-13-12
Deric's new single "Main Street, 1979" (from his new album 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live') is at Canadian radio now. "'Main Street, 1979' is the most personal song I've written and recorded," says Deric. "When I performed it on the CMT Hitlist Tour, audiences really connected with the song. No matter where or when they grew up, people heard something in the song that resonated with them, and took them back to a special time in their lives. It's nostalgic for me -- and it's real life...I've enjoyed hearing the stories people have shared with me about what 'Main Street, 1979' means to them." Call and request "Main Street, 1979" on your local country radio station, and watch for the video on CMT!

Main Street, 1979
Posted 2-13-12
Deric recently returned from Marfa, Texas, where he filmed the video for "Main Street, 1979", (the follow-up to "She's Like A Song") the next single from his new album, 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live'. (Visit our 'Video' page, as well as www.youtube.com/dericruttan to see a behind-the-scenes video of the filming of the "Main Street, 1979" video). Listen/watch for "Main Street, 1979" to make it's debut on radio/CMT soon!

CMT On The Beach
Posted 12-12-11
Deric recently returned from Ocho Rios, Jamaica, where he, along with fellow artists Dean Brody and Ryan Laird, joined contest winners from Canada for 'CMT On The Beach' at Beaches Of Boscobel resort. In addition to riding the Mystic Mountain Bobsled Adventure and hurtling through the rainforest on a zip line, Deric joined Dean and Ryan for a Nashville-style guitar pull for contest winners and resort guests - and the fun was captured by CMT's cameras. Watch for 'CMT On The Beach', airing on CMT Canada, spring 2012.

"She's Like A Song" Cracks Top 20
Posted 11-28-11
Just nine weeks after it's release to radio, Deric's new single "She's Like A Song" (the lead-off single from his new album 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live'), has cracked the Top 20 on both the Mediabase and TraxReport Canadian country charts. ("She's Like A Song" is one of 3 brand-new studio tracks on the live CD). Call and request "She's Like A Song" on your favourite radio station today!

CMT Hitlist Tour a success!
Posted 10-26-11
The CMT Hitlist Tour, featuring Deric Ruttan, Dean Brody and Aaron Lines, was a huge success, wrapping up Oct. 22 with yet another sold out show in Halifax, NS. In all, almost half of the cross-Canada tour's 26 shows were SOLD OUT, including major markets Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina, and Saskatoon. Deric, Dean and Aaron consistently played to enthusiastic crowds, and performed for over 2 hours in each city the tour visited. Says Deric, "On the (CMT Hitlist) tour I was reminded of what a beautiful country Canada is - and there's nothing like seeing it from a tour bus window. I feel like I gained a couple of brothers in Aaron and Dean. To the fans - thank YOU for making it such a great tour and for giving us 11 SOLD OUT shows. See you down the road."

'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live' available NOW
Posted 9-20-11
Deric's NEW ALBUM 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live' is in stores and online now! The follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed, Juno ('Best Country Album') nominated album 'Sunshine', 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live' features Deric and his band tearing through 11 of his biggest radio hits during a live performance on July 11, 2011 at the world-renowned Calgary Stampede. In addition to the live recordings are 4 studio tracks, including "She's Like A Song" (the album's lead-off, feel-good single) and the nostalgic "Main Street, 1979". 'Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live' is available at Walmart and HMV stores across Canada, on iTunes, and physical and digital copies are also available in our online store, right here at www.dericruttan.net.

CMT Hitlist Tour
Posted 9-17-11
The CMT Hitlist Tour, featuring Deric Ruttan, Dean Brody and Aaron Lines, is just days away! The tour kicks off in Kelowna, BC on Sept. 22, and ends in Halifax, NS on Oct. 22. Deric, Dean and Aaron will perform in 26 cities across Canada, playing their own hits, as well as 4 cover songs chosen by the fans. (Fans may log on to www.cmt.ca/cmthitlisttour to vote for their favourite cover song). As of this writing, 4 shows are already SOLD OUT - get your tickets for this exciting tour before it is too late. To purchase tickets go to: www.cmt.ca/cmthitlisttour/tickets

That's live TV!
Posted 9-13-11
While fans who tuned in to the Canadian Country Music Awards on CBC last night got to see Deric present the award for Female Artist Of The Year to Terri Clark (alongside Jason McCoy and Fefe Dobson), they did not get to see Deric perform on the show as scheduled. Says Deric, "after dress rehearsal it was determined that, because of technical and production problems our performance had to be omitted from the show. The band and I were REALLY disappointed but that's how it sometimes goes with live TV. Paul Brandt's performance at the end of the show was also cut dramatically short due to the same issues. So, I'm in good company." Deric and the band were scheduled to perform "Up All Night" on the show. A photograph of the band performing the song at dress rehearsal can be found on Deric's facebook page.

Deric to perform on CCMA Awards
Posted 9-2-11
On September 12, Deric and the band will perform live on the Canadian Country Music Awards. "The band and I have had a busy summer. We've played to some great high-energy crowds across Canada, and even recorded one of those shows for a live album that comes out Sept. 20. Performing on the CCMAs is a fitting way to wind up the great summer we've had -- I'm really looking forward to it." The Canadian Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON, on CBC September 12, 2011 at 8:00pm, with an encore broadcast on CMT Canada.

CCMA Nomination Announced!
Posted 7-27-11
At a press conference today in Toronto, ON, it was announced that Deric has been nominated for 4 Canadian Country Music Awards - Male Artist, Single Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year and Video Of The Year (for "That's How I Wanna Go Out"). Says Ruttan, "'That's How I Wanna Go Out' has been a special song for me, and one that seems to mean a lot to fans as well - I'm proud to see it acknowledged with some nominations." The Canadian Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON, on CBC September 12, 2011 at 8:00pm, with an encore broadcast on CMT Canada.

CMT Hitlist Tour - Dates Announced!
Posted 6-1-11
The CMT Hitlist Tour, featuring Deric, Dean Brody, and Aaron Lines kicks off September 22nd in Kelowna, BC and rolls into 25 cities across Canada! All three artists will perform their own hits, and in an all new concert initiative, fans will have the chance to vote for the hit cover songs they'd love to hear Deric, Dean, and Aaron perform during the show. For pre-sale tickets and more information go to: www.cmt.ca/cmthitlisttour

"Sunshine (Hey Little Girl)" Cracks Top 30
Posted 4-18-11 Just five weeks after it's release to radio, Deric's new single (and title track from his Juno-nominated - "Best Country Album" - CD), has cracked the Top 30 on Canada's Mediabase country chart. This week, the video for "Sunshine" made it's first appearance on CMT's Chevy Cross Canada Countdown, debuting at #20. Listen for "Sunshine (Hey Little Girl)" on your favourite radio station, and catch the video on CMT Canada.

Juno nomination!
Posted 3-22-11
Deric has received a Juno Award nomination in the "Country Album Of The Year" category for 'Sunshine'. Says Deric, "As a kid growing up in Bracebridge, Ontario, I watched the Juno Awards every year on TV...it's a pleasure now to be a part of the Junos and an honor to be nominated for Country Album Of The Year." Also nominated in the category are Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Johnny Reid. This is Deric's first-ever Juno nomination. The 40th annual Juno Awards will be broadcast live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on CTV Sunday, March 27th, 2011.

"Sunshine (Hey Little Girl)" at radio now
Posted 3-9-11
Following hot-on-the-heels of his recent radio hits "That's How I Wanna Go Out" and "Up All Night", (which spent a combined total of 24 weeks in the Top 10 on Canada's BDS and Mediabase country charts), Deric's new single "Sunshine (Hey Little Girl)" is at radio now. Rife with 12-string electric guitars, fiddles, and a healthy dose of optimism, the title track from Deric Ruttan's Juno-nominated album is a feel-good track that sings the praises of one who sees the positive in everything, when others see dark clouds and rain. Listen for "Sunshine (Hey Little Girl)" on your favourite radio station, and catch the video on CMT Canada.

Deric dominates Top 10
Posted 1-31-11
With the radio success of his recent singles "Up All Night" and "That's How I Wanna Go Out", Deric winds up 2010 with a bang, spending a combined total of 24 weeks in the Top 10 on Canada's BDS and Mediabase country charts. (11 weeks for "Up All Night", 14 weeks for "That's How I Wanna Go Out".)

Another Career Single For Deric
Posted 1-24-11
"That's How I Wanna Go Out", the third single from Sunshine, has officially spent more weeks in the Top 10 than ANY of Deric's previous singles, with 14 weeks in the Top 10 on the BDS, Mediabase, and Trax Report charts. (The previous record-holder was 2003's "When You Come Around", which spent a total of 12 weeks in the Top 10).

"Up All Night" Official Video posted
Posted 11-3-10
Shot almost entirely on handheld cameras by Deric and his band and crew, Deric's new official video for "Up All Night" is now on our video page. Most footage is from the January/February 2010 cross-Canada Sunshine Tour. A behind-the-scenes look at life on the road, shot (mostly) by Deric himself. Click here to view the video for "Up All Night".

"That's How I Wanna Go Out" Top 10
Posted 10-18-10
Just 7 weeks after it's release, Deric's new single "That's How I Wanna Go Out" from his Sunshine CD has risen into the Top 10 on all 3 of Canada's country music charts - Mediabase, BDS, and Trax Report.  At 7 weeks, "That's How I Wanna Go Out" now ties Deric's debut single "When You Come Around", for fastest chart climb to the Top 10.

Rock Band
Posted 9-28-10
For fans of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games, the new Rock Band 2 game includes two songs written by Deric. "What Was I Thinkin'" (recorded by Dierks Bentley), and "Hell On The Heart" (recorded by Eric Church) are 2 of only 9 country songs selected for Rock Band 2. Download this exclusive country content from the Rock Band Music Store at www.rockbandstore.com for your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii system.

2010 ASCAP Awards
Posted 9-15-10
On September 14 at the 2010 ASCAP Country Music Awards held at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Deric was presented with an ASCAP airplay award for "Hell On The Heart", a song he co-wrote with Eric Church and Jeremy Spillman, recorded by Eric Church.  The ASCAP Awards recognize the year's Top Played songs at radio in the US.  This is Deric's fifth ASCAP Award.

CCMA's 2010
Posted 9-9-10
On Sunday, September 12, Deric and co-presenter Shannon Szabados (2010 Gold Medal winner for Canada's Olympic hockey team) with present the award for Female Artist Of The Year on the Canadian Country Music Awards Show. Tune in to the CCMA's, broadcast live from Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, on CBC at 5:pm Mountain Time, with encore airings on CMT Canada.

"That's How I Wanna Go Out" - online NOW
Posted 8-13-10
Deric's video for his new single, "That's How I Wanna Go Out" makes it's online debut at www.cmt.ca today at 1:PM (EST), and it's television debut on CMT Tuesday, Aug. 17!   Deric's first new music video in over 2-and-a-half years, Deric says, "This song is a special one for me - it's story song, and different from any I've ever recorded.  I was glad to get the opportunity to tell this story on screen."  The follow-up to "Up All Night", "That's How I Wanna Go Out" is a poignant tale of an elderly man's plainspoken wishes for his final days. Click here to order your copy of 'Sunshine'...

"That's How I Wanna Go Out"
Posted 7-20-10
Deric recently filmed the video for his new single, "That's How I Wanna Go Out", in Caledon, ON with director Warren Sonoda. The follow-up to "Up All Night", "That's How I Wanna Go Out" (written by Deric and Lee Thomas Miller) is a poignant story about an elderly man's plainspoken wishes for his final days. Listen/look for "That's How I Wanna Go Out" to make it's debut at radio/CMT in August, and click here to order your copy of 'Sunshine'...

"Up All Night" - Career single
Posted 6-30-10
"Up All Night", the second single from Deric's new album 'Sunshine', is now officially the singer's second best-performing radio single of his career (second only to 2003's "When You Come Around".) "Up All Night" landed in the Top 10 at Canadian country radio on April 5th, and remained there until June 28th. (Officially, "Up All Night" was Top 10 for 11 weeks on the Billboard and Mediabase charts, while on the Trax Report chart, the song was Top 5 for a total of 5 weeks). Thanks, radio!

"City Of Dreams"
Posted 6-14-10
On May 1 & 2, 2010, an unprecedented amount of rain fell in middle Tennessee, causing catastrophic flooding. Homes, property and lives were lost. Soon after, Deric took part in the recording and video shoot for "City Of Dreams", a song inspired by the flood and written by Victoria Banks. All musicians, engineers and artists who took part (including Jason Blaine, Michelle Wright, George Canyon, Pam Tillis, Buddy Jewell, The Wilsons, and others), donated their time. All proceeds from the iTunes sale of the song benefit the Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Click here to view the video, and to donate. http://www.CityOfDreamsNashville.com/

"Up All Night" - 8 Week Top 10
Posted 5-24-10
For the eighth consecutive week, Deric's new single "Up All Night", from his brand new album 'Sunshine' is Top 10 on all three of Canada's country music charts - Mediabase, BDS and Trax Report. Thanks, radio!

"Up All Night" is Top 10
Posted 4-14-10
Deric's new single is Top 10 across the board this week on all three of Canada's country music charts - Mediabase, BDS and Trax Report. Co-written with Jimmy Rankin, "Up All Night" is a fun, feel-good portrait of life on a Friday night in a small town legion hall. Request it today!

Deric on XM Sessions
Posted 4-12-10
On a Sunshine Tour stop in Toronto recently, Deric stopped by the CMT Canada studios to film an exclusive, acoustic live performance of "Sing That Song Again" for the XM Sessions. The XM Sessions are an acoustic live performance segment on the CMT Canada website. Click here to view Deric's XM Sessions performance.

Spreadin' the 'Sunshine'
Posted 3-29-10
CMT.ca recently caught up with Deric in an exclusive interview. Deric discusses his recent cross-Canada tour, and the stories behind several of the songs on his new album 'Sunshine'. Click HERE to read the interview...

"Up All Night" — #1 MOST ADDED
Posted 2-19-10
Deric's new single "Up All Night" (the second single released from his brand-new album 'Sunshine') was the #1 MOST ADDED new song at Canadian country radio this week on the Mediabase chart. "Up All Night" is a rollicking, feel-good portrait of life on a Friday night in a small town. Request "Up All Night" today -- and click here to order your copy of 'Sunshine'...

Sunshine Tour Success
Posted 2-17-10
After 21 shows in 8 provinces -- after riding the bus for 9,541 miles -- the winter leg of the 2010 Sunshine Tour draws to a successful close! A big 'thank-you' goes out from Deric and the band to Hey Romeo for opening in the west, and to Doc Walker for sharing the stage in the Maritimes. Most of all, Deric would like to thank the fans for coming out and being a part of the Sunshine Tour. Check out Deric's facebook page for behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the guys on tour.

"Up All Night" at radio now
Posted 2-8-10
The new single "Up All Night" (the follow-up to the anthemic "Sing That Song Again"), is now at radio in Canada! Written by Deric and Jimmy Rankin, "Up All Night", the second single from Deric's brand-new album 'Sunshine', is a rollicking, feel-good portrait of life on a Friday night in a small town. Request "Up All Night" today -- and click here to order your copy of 'Sunshine'...

Sunshine? Speed Of Life...?
Posted 2-8-10
Deric and the boys roll to the Maritimes today to finish the last leg of The Sunshine Tour, playing 6 shows in NB, NS, and PEI. They'll be sharing the bill with their friends (and CCMA Group Of The Year winners) Doc Walker, who are currently promoting their new album 'Go' on their Speed Of Life Tour.

The Sunshine Tour...is NOW
Posted 1-19-10
Deric and the boys are currently ON TOUR - bringing their high energy show to stages from BC to PEI! The Sunshine Tour will make stops in 22 towns and cities across Canada, with special guest Hey Romeo. Visit our Tour page for details...

'Sunshine' available now
Posted 1-12-10
Deric's NEW ALBUM 'Sunshine' is in stores and online now! 'Sunshine', (the follow-up to 2008's critically acclaimed 'First Time In A Long Time'), is the singer/songwriter's most personal album to date, and features the hit single "Sing That Song Again". 'Sunshine' is available at Walmart, HMV and CD Plus stores across Canada, and physical and digital copies are available in our online store, right here at www.dericruttan.net.

Best Of The Decade
Posted 12-26-09
On a recent list of The Top 500 releases spun at Canadian country radio since Jan. 1, 2000, Deric's song "When You Come Around" was #20! (Carolyn Dawn Johnson's "I Don't Want You To Go" was #19. CDJ and Deric were the ONLY Canadian artists in the top 20).

Countdown to Sunshine
Posted 12-12-09
One month from today, on January 12, 2010, Deric's brand-new album Sunshine hits store shelves across Canada.  The follow-up to 2008's First Time In A Long Time, Sunshine features 11 new songs, including Deric's current radio anthem, "Sing That Song Again."  Physical copies of the CD can also be ordered from www.dericruttan.net, and digital downloads will be available at both www.dericruttan.net and at itunes.    

Deric Wins SOCAN Award
Posted 11-24-09
At the 20th annual SOCAN Awards held last night at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall, Deric and co-writer Jimmy Rankin took home a Country Music Award for "First Time In A Long Time", the title track and hit single from Deric's sophomore album. The SOCAN Awards celebrate the year's outstanding achievements of Canada's songwriters, composers, and publishers. "First Time In A Long Time", (along with Doc Walker's "Beautiful Life" and Gord Bamford's "Stayed Till Two") received a Country Music Award for being one of the Top 3 most-played Canadian country songs of 2008. This is Deric's 6th SOCAN Award.

Sunshine Tour
Posted 11-19-09
Tour preparations are in full swing for Deric's upcoming cross-Canada tour. Deric and the band will visit 23 towns and cities across Canada from BC to PEI, and put over 6,700 kilometres on the tour bus! The 'Sunshine Tour' coincides with the release of Deric's brand-new album 'Sunshine', which hits store shelves January 12, 2010. The full tour itinerary will be posted on our Tour page in the coming weeks.

Sing That Song Again"...again
Posted 10-06-09
Deric's brand-new single, "Sing That Song Again" continues to impress at radio.  Just four weeks after it's release, the feel-good, reflective anthem is now Top 30 and climbing on two of Canada's country music charts (#26 Mediabase, #29 Trax Report, #35 Billboard).  Deric's new album Sunshine will be available in-stores and online January, 2010.  

"Sing That Song Again"
Posted 9-22-09
Just 2 weeks after it's release, Deric's brand-new single, "Sing That Song Again" is the 3rd MOST-ADDED song at Canadian country radio this week, making it's Mediabase chart debut at #42! — 27 radio stations across the country have already added "Sing That Song Again" to their playlists. Deric's new album Sunshine will be available in-stores and online January, 2010.

New Single at radio NOW
Posted 9-8-09
Deric's brand-new single, "Sing That Song Again", is at radio now!  The lead-off single from Deric's new album Sunshine (in-stores and online January, 2010), "Sing That Song Again" is a feel-good, youthful anthem that is destined to be a DR concert favourite for years to come.  "Sing That Song Again" -- coming to a radio station near you!

CCMA Update
Posted 9-4-09
Next week, Deric will take a break from the studio and head to Vancouver, BC for the Canadian Country Music Awards.  While in Vancouver, Deric will perform at Fanfest on Sat., Sept. 12th, as well as present the award for 'Group Or Duo Of The Year' on the CCMA Award show (broadcast live on CBC Sept. 13th at 8:pm, with encore airings on CMT Canada).

Update from the Studio
Posted 8-30-09
After spending the better part of the last 2 weeks in 3 different Nashville studios, Deric's forthcoming album (his follow up to 2008's First Time In A Long Time), is well underway.  Be listening for the album's debut single, due out to country radio in September!

New Album
Posted 8-10-09
Deric heads in to the studio today in Nashville to begin recording the first few songs for his new album, due out in January, 2010. The debut single from Deric's third, highly-anticipated CD will ship to radio in September!

17,000 of my closest friends...
Posted 7-17-09
Check out Deric's Facebook videos and see the infamous on-stage video Deric shot at the recent Cavendish Beach, PEI show...

Fan Club Meet & Greets Now Open
Posted 7-8-09
Fan Club Meet & Greets for the summer shows are now open! Fans who are members of Deric's online Fan Club may now sign up for an exclusive pre-show Meet & Greet with Deric by visiting the Tour page and clicking "Sign-up". Click the "Info" link at the top of the Tour page for M&G details. (Limit - 10 fans per pre-show Meet & Greet).

Summer shows are here
Posted 7-2-09
On July 4th, Deric and the band kick off the summer festival season with a headlining slot at Nashville North, at the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Other July tour stops include shows in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island. Visit our tour page for show details.

Deric and Eric
Posted 6-4-09
On June 12 at The Rutledge in Nashville, Deric will be a special guest of co-writer Eric Church in 'Deconstructed', an intimate storytellers show where Eric and select co-writers perform songs they've written and discuss the songwriting process. (Deric co-wrote the Eric Church hit "Guys Like Me", and has 2 songs on Eric's new album, Carolina). Part of CMA Music Fest 2009. (This show will also be webcast live on IClips.net -- visit www.ericchurch.com for details).

Deric on Chevy Cross Canada Countdown
Posted 5-27-09
While performing in Toronto last week, Deric taped an episode of Chevy Cross Canada Countdown with host Casey Clarke. Deric and Casey discussed Deric's forthcoming new music, performing acoustically, and raccoons (!?!) The episode will debut on CMT this Friday, May 29 at 7:pm, with encore airings Sat. May 30 at 11:am, Sun. May 31 at 7:pm, and Tues. June 2 at 6:pm. (All times EST).

"Almost Beautiful" at radio this week
Posted 5-11-09
Deric's new single, "Almost Beautiful" (the follow-up to "California Plates"), ships to Canadian country radio this week. The first ballad to be released from First Time In A Long Time, the powerful "Almost Beautiful" is a dynamic, emotional tale of regret and missed opportunity. Listen for "Almost Beautiful" to debut on your favourite radio station soon...

"California Plates" Top 10 on CMT
Posted 5-04-09
Deric's video for "California Plates" is Top 10 this week on Chevy Cross Canada Countdown on CMT. "California Plates" was filmed live at The Dakota Tavern in Toronto during the 'First Time In A Long Time Tour'. Check out the Countdown, airing CMT on Fridays at 7 PM (EST), with repeats on Saturdays at 11: AM (EST) and Sundays at 6: PM (EST).

Video Countdown - CMT
Posted 4-09-09
Deric's video for "California Plates" moves from 17 up to 16 this week on Chevy Cross Canada Countdown on CMT. The episode premieres this Friday, April 10th at 7 PM (EST), with repeats on Sat. April 11th at 11: AM (EST) and Sun. April 12th at 6: PM (EST).

Deric hosts Keith Urban
Posted 3-23-09
Starting March 27th, be listening to your local radio station for "The Keith Urban Canadian Album Launch Radio Special", hosted by Deric Ruttan. This one-hour radio special will feature all-new music from Keith's forthcoming new album Defying Gravity, as well as candid comments from Keith about the recording process, song selection, and upcoming tour. Click here for a list of stations running the special.

"California Plates" Is Top 20!
Posted 3-09-09
Deric's brand new single (co-written with Chris Thorsteinson and Dave Wasyliw from Doc Walker), is now Top 20 on all 3 Canadian country charts. (R&R - #20, Mediabase - #18, Trax Report - #14). Visit the Music page to listen to a clip of the song.

"California Plates" at radio now
Posted 1-07-09
"California Plates", Deric's brand new single (the follow-up to "Lovin' You Is Killin' Me"), is at Canadian country radio this week. A favorite of fans and industry-types alike, the Eagles-esque "California Plates" was written by Deric and Chris Thorsteinson and Dave Wasyliw (of Doc Walker), and is a mid-tempo, bittersweet tale of love found, treasured, and lost again. Visit the Music page to listen to a clip of the song.

"FTIALT" — 2008 Top 20!
Posted 1-05-09
Deric's "First Time In A Long Time" was the 19th most-played country song on Canadian radio in 2008, according to leading music industry magazine R&R (Radio & Records). "First Time In A Long Time" (Deric's 7th Top 10 radio single), shares the 'most-played list' with singles by Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, and others.

"FTIALT" — Top 10 List!
Posted 12-17-08
On Dec. 12, Director/Producer Joel Stewart revealed his picks for "Top 10 Albums of 2008" with CMT's Elissa Lansdell.  Deric's First Time In A Long Time was #2 (ahead of Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Kathleen Edwards, and Ron Sexsmith)!  (Luke Doucet's Blood's Too Rich was #1 on Joel's list...)

Deric radio interview online
Posted 12-4-08
This Sunday, December 7th at 5:pm (Central), listen online at www.cjwwradio.com for a full Deric Ruttan feature with host, Jay Richards.  You'll hear Deric and Jay discuss DR's life, music, and Jim Norton's coffee...in Saskatchewan, listeners can tune their radios to CJWW 600 AM to hear this special artist spotlight.

Deric to co-host Chevy Cross-Canada Countdown
Posted 11-24-08
On a recent tour stop in Calgary, Deric filmed an episode of 'Chevy Cross-Canada Countdown' with Casey Clarke at the Ironwood Stage & Grill, and the Saddledome. Hilarity ensues. Catch Deric and Casey co-hosting this episode Friday, December 5 at 8:PM (Eastern) and 5:PM (Pacific).

Deric on tour!
Posted 11-15-08
Deric is currently ON TOUR in Western Canada, completing the last 2008 shows of his 'First Time In A Long Time' tour. Visit our TOUR page for details.

New Videos Posted!
Posted 11-4-08
Check out our Video page for 3 brand new videos -- "Lovin' You Is Killin' Me" (official music video), "One Day On Tour With Deric Ruttan", a documentary-style video by Antonio Hrynchuk shot during Deric's 'First Time In A Long Time Tour', and "Deric Ruttan on CMT 30", where Deric shares footage for the Down Home Movie segment.

Deric wins his 4th ASCAP Award!
Posted 10-17-08
At the 46th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on October, 13, 2008, Deric won an ASCAP Airplay award for the song, "Guys Like Me", co-written with and recorded by Capitol Nashville's Eric Church. ASCAP country airplay awards recognize songs that achieve the highest levels of country radio airplay in the United States. This is Deric's 4th ASCAP Award.

Deric to appear at the BCCMA's
Posted 10-10-08 It's just been announced that Deric will be performing and presenting an award at the 32nd annual British Columbia Country Music Awards, at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam, BC, on October 26, 2008. Visit our Tour page for event details.

"The Dakota Sessions - Deric Ruttan" returns to CMT Canada!
Posted: 9-23-08
"The Dakota Sessions - Deric Ruttan", returns to CMT Canada! The half-hour show featuring Deric performing in the intimate, hip setting of Toronto's Dakota Tavern returns to CMT this Fri., Sept. 26 at 6:30 pm (EST), 3:30 pm (PST). Deric and his band filmed the television show on a break from their First Time In A Long Time Tour, and performed 5 songs from the new album.

New website online!
Posted: 9-22-08
New website online! Welcome to the new and improved www.dericruttan.net -- new graphics, new photos...a new site with a brand new look! Every section of the old site has been renovated. Come on in and check out the new site. ALL DR merchandise items are now available for purchase in our newly renovated Store. Check out our new Video and Music pages, our new Photo page and Message Board, and the brand-new Street Team page. Thanks to Meg and Rob for all their tireless work getting the new site up!

Deric to perform on CCMA broadcast!
Posted: 9-1-08
It's just been announced that Deric (along with Beverley Mahood and Doc Walker) will be joining legendary artist Randy Bachman (The Guess Who/Bachman Turner Overdrive) on a song that will close the show on September 8th. Watch the CCMA's live on CBC, Sept. 8, 2008, with encore airings on CMT Canada.

Deric nominated for 4 CCMA Awards!
Posted: 7-30-08
At a press conference in Toronto, it was announced that Deric received nominations for Male Artist, Best Album and Songwriter Of The Year (for "First Time In A Long Time", co-written with Jimmy Rankin). Deric and co-producer Brett Beavers also received a nomination for Producer Of The Year for First Time In A Long Time. The Canadian Country Music Awards will be broadcast live on CBC on September 8th.

Deric's new single, "Lovin' You Is Killin' Me", is now at radio, and the video is at CMT Canada!
Posted: 7-28-08
Don't forget to request the song on your local country radio station, and to request the video at cmt.ca!

FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME, brand-new album IN STORES ACROSS CANADA.
(Also available right here in our online store).

This fall, Deric's 'First Time In A Long Time Tour' returns to Canada!
Posted: 7-21-08
Stay tuned to www.dericruttan.net, as tour dates will be announced on the website in the coming weeks... 

Deric wraps the Spring leg of his "First Time In A Long Time" tour in Winnipeg, MB!
Posted: 5-2-08
The month-long tour covered 5 Provinces and included visits to radio, and TV appearances in Toronto (Canada AM), Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brandon, and Saskatoon, promoting his brand-new release, First Time In A Long Time. (Check out our Message Board and Facebook Page for cool tour pics taken by fans). Thanks to all the many fans who came out for a 'Good Time'!

Deric Ruttan - First Time In A Long Time - In Stores Now

Deric Ruttan now has an official Facebook page!!
Click the Facebook link to connect with Deric, and other Ruttanfans on Facebook.

DERIC WINS HIS FIRST CCMA AWARD!
Posted: 9-10-07
Deric, (along with co-writers Aaron Pritchett and Mitch Merrett), won SOCAN Songwriter Of The Year at the 2007 Canadian Country Music Awards for the song "Hold My Beer" (recorded by Aaron Pritchett). While Deric has garnered 5 CCMA nominations in recent years, this is his first CCMA Award.

10-16-13 Harbourfront Theatre Summerside, PEI
10-17-13 Harbourfront Theatre Summerside, PEI
10-18-13 Casino Nova Scotia Halifax, NS
Deric's latest single is
"Take The Week Off"
To book Deric for a show, click here.

Book Deric Ruttan - The Agency Group

For publicity related inquiries, please contact:
Strut Entertainment
Elizabeth Reid
P. 416.861.0387
E. liz@strutentertainment.com
home / news / bio / tour / music / video / photos / store / fanclub / thesongwriter
© 2003 - 2014 Deric Ruttan, www.dericruttan.net. Powered by WebAlong®
Deric Ruttan on FacebookDeric Ruttan's MySpace PageYouTube's Deric Ruttan ChannelDeric Ruttan - View ILike Page Click Here if You Can't Find Deric Ruttan's First Time In A Long Time in a store near youBuy First Time In A Long Time Tour Information - Deric Ruttan Join The Club - RuttanfansDeric Ruttan - Street Team Page Deric Ruttan - Home Deric Ruttan - News Deric Ruttan - Biography Deric Ruttan - Tour Information Deric Ruttan - Music Page Deric Ruttan - Videos Deric Ruttan - PhotosDeric Ruttan - Store Deric Ruttan - Ruttan Fans BoardDeric Ruttan - Fan Club Page Deric Ruttan - The Songwriter