Muskoka artist career is soaring high in Nashville and around the country music globe.

Born on January 27th in 1972 in Bracebridge Ontario.  His love of music has been the driving force leading him to his stupendous musical success.

As a recording artist Deric has 11 Top 10 singles on the BDS/Mediabase country charts in Canada. His 2003 debut single, ‘When You Come Around,’ was one of the ‘Top 10 Played Songs of the Decade’ (2000-2009) at Canadian Country radio. And Take The Week Off’s title track was the #1 Most Added Song in Canada during it’s first week of release in 2013.  As well, he has received 6 ASCAP Awards and 14 SOCAN Awards, including three consecutive wins for Song Of The Year (indicating that three different tracks were the Most Played Canadian Country songs in 2009, 2010 and 2011). He is also a two-time CCMA Award winner, five-time CMAO Award winner (3 for Songwriter of the Year), and has been nominated for multiple CCMA Awards as well the 2010 JUNO for Country Album of the Year for Sunshine and 2014 Grammy Nomination for Mine Would Be You (sung by Blake Shelton).  Moving to Nashville over 20 years ago, never idle, constantly writing and/or performing earning him high prestigeous acknowledgement.

Grammy-nominated songwriter, country music artist, and record producer from Bracebridge, Muskoka Ontario Canada, now a Nashville, Tennessee resident, has an amazing 4 studio & 1 LIVE albums and has penned  or co-written more than 60 songs that have been recorded by other super stars.    Don’t It Feel Good to be Unbeatable are two of Deric’s songs that have had tremendous air play, one from his 1st CD Deric Ruttan 2003 and the other from 2013 Take The Week Off CD.  Hard work and the love of game pays off!  This talented songwriter proves that can be born and raised in a very small community and grown up to be one of the most sought after song writers in the biz today.  Since the age of 14, after winning that song writers competition, he has devoted his life to honing his craft and making others successful and happy.  He has now graduated to the A-list of country songwriters, with the No. 1 hits and major awards and accolades to prove it like: 11 Top 10 singles on the BDS/Mediabase Country Charts in Canada. His 2003 debut single, ‘When You Come Around,’ was one of the ‘Top 10 Played Songs of the Decade’ (2000-2009) at Canadian Country radio. And Take The Week Off’s title track was the #1 Most Added Song in Canada during it’s first week of release in 2013.  In all, Ruttan has received 6 ASCAP Awards and 14 SOCAN Awards, including three consecutive wins for Song Of The Year (indicating that three different tracks were the Most Played Canadian Country songs in 2009, 2010 and 2011). He is also a two-time CCMA Award winner, five-time CMAO Award winner (3 for Songwriter of the Year), and has been nominated for multiple CCMA Awards as well the 2010 JUNO for Country Album of the Year for Sunshine and 2014 Grammy Nomination for Mine Would Be You (sung by Blake Shelton).
So proud of my Bracebridge, friend for earning his first Grammy nomination, as co-writer of “Mine Would Be You,” a huge No. 1 charted hit by U.S. superstar Blake Shelton (which Ruttan also recorded himself  on Take The Week Off).

 “From the beginning, my desire was not to be rich or famous,” he says. “If I can make a living doing what I love to do, writing and/or singing songs, that is my barometer of success. So far I have been able to do that.”

In between writing hits for others,  Deric has released solo albums that have huge Canadian radio play and legions of fans.  Deric co-writes with and for Canadian artists like Jason Blaine who co-wrote the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Single of the Year “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore” and another big hit, “Cool” (both recorded by Blaine).  Other collaborations have been with Jimmy Rankin (their co-writes “First Time In A Long Time” and “Up All Night” won SOCAN Country Music Awards in 2009 and 2011, respectively), Aaron Pritchett (“Hold My Beer,” a Ruttan/Pritchett/Mitch Merrett song, won the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year award at the 2007 CCMA awards), Michelle Wright, Terri Clark, Jason McCoy, Doc Walker, and Paul Brandt.  American country stars who’ve recorded Ruttan co-writes include Shelton, Bentley, Eric Church (“Hell on the Heart,” a Top 10 hit in 2010), and Gary Allan and the list of artists wanting to perform Deric’s hits keeps on climbing.  DiscographyDeric Ruttan (2003), First Time in a Long Time (2008), Sunshine (2010), Up All Night – Deric Ruttan Live (2011), Take the Week Off (2013) and UP All Night (2011) recorded LIVE at Calgary Stampede.

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Congrats my friend on your life long musical journey!  From the Bracebridge Albion Hotel to The Grand Ole Opry, much continued success Deric.  Keep on keeping on!!  Stay in Tune at www.dericruttan.net