RUTTAN CO-WRITES BLAKE SHELTON'S TOP 10 COUNTRY RADIO HIT "MINE WOULD BE YOU"
TORONTO, ON - Straight off a blistering closing performance and three nominations at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards, Deric Ruttan is set to release his fourth studio album Take The Week Off (Black T Records / Universal Music Canada) on October 15. This news follows a milestone in Ruttan's career, as he recently co-wrote a song that is the current hit single for The Voice judge and Country music superstar, Blake Shelton. The track titled, "Mine Would Be You," is sitting at Top 10 and Top 20 at Country radio in Canada and the US respectively (Mediabase).
Ruttan's latest album features the fastest rising single of his career, "Take The Week Off," which was the #1 Most Added song week of release (Mediabase) and is currently #14 on both the Mediabase and BDS Country charts. Recorded in Nashville, TN the album was produced by Ruttan and Grammy-nominated producer Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley) and features co-writes from Ruttan's friends including Ryan Tyndell (Eric Church) Rodney Clawson (Luke Bryan), Brett Beavers (The Band Perry) and David Lee (Lady Antebellum). On October 16, Ruttan will kick off the 26-date Your Town Throwdown (YTTD) tour in Summerside, PEI alongside fellow Country musicians Chad Brownlee and Jason Blaine.
"Coming off my last album, Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live, it was important to me to keep that feeling of energy going on this studio album, and I guess as a result, Take The Week Off is a little more aggressive and adventurous than past records of mine have been," says Ruttan. "But, it still has several of those more intimate, reflective moments, where the band falls away and it's primarily just my voice and a guitar. I think on the whole, this is the strongest collection of songs I've released. I'm looking forward to playing some of these songs on the Your Town Throwdown tour with Chad Brownlee and Jason Blaine, as we make our way across the country this fall."
An accomplished singer-songwriter, Ruttan is as well-known for his own radio hits including "Main Street, 1979" and 2010's Most-Played Canadian Country song of the year, "Up All Night," as he is for the songs he has penned for other artists such as Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and most recently, Blake Shelton. Ruttan's 2003 debut single, "When You Come Around," found itself on the Top 10 Played Songs of the Decade' list at Canadian Country radio 2000 - 2009. In 2012, he won his eighth SOCAN Award for his co-write with Jim Beavers and Jason McCoy on "She's Good For Me." His 2010 release, Sunshine, garnered him a JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year and his follow-up, Up All Night - Deric Ruttan Live, won him a 2013 Country Music Association of Ontario Award for Album of the Year.
Take The Week Off - Track Listing:
1. Pass It Around
2. Take The Week Off
3. City Lights
4. Don't Feel Good
5. The Space Between
6. Hey Paulina
7. What A Memory
8. Happy Place
9. Good Thing Gone
10. Mine Would Be You
11. Country Mile