SMG RECORDS NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST, SONGWRITERS, PERFORMERS
Rutledge is a modern-country band from Roanoke, VA, with Adam Rutledge serving as lead vocalist and guitarist. Rutledge has shared the stage with many national acts including Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, LoCash, Eli Young Band, Cassadee Pope, David Nail, Rodney Atkins, Laura Alaina, and more.
Rutledge is known for putting on high-energy live shows. They are immediately recognizable by their edgy, powerful sound that fits in, but doesn’t blend in. Each member of the band brings something different to the stage - from stoic members to high energy rock and roll members, the vibe between the players makes for an unbelievable live performance.
In 2011, Rutledge released their first music video for their single “I Love My Life” to rave reviews. Their music video for their single “July “ generated thousands of YouTube views in the first week. Most recently released, “Rub a Little Dirt on It” is generating chatter from across the country.
“One of our strengths is that we write our own songs. Our songs are original, familiar and make the listener feel something. I dare you not to be humming the chorus by the end of one of our songs,” says Rutledge.
Other members of the band include Brian Holt on guitar, ganjo and backing vocals, Jason Weeks on guitar, Brett Fulghum on drums, Andy Neikirk on bass and backing vocals, and Roger Rutledge on keys and backing vocals.
When asked about what advice they would give to new artists, Rutledge explains “Don't give up - its an up and down ride. There will be highs and lows EVERYDAY, so just ride em’ out… surround yourself with good people who are great at what they do. Step outside your comfort zone, and of course, believe in yourself.”
Rutledge will continue to record and play to packed venues as they advance their career.
Rutledge has shared the stage with:
Eli Young Band