Phil Vassar Artist Adam Rutledge Releases New EP, Runway, Available TODAY

Phil Vassar Artist Adam Rutledge Releases New EP, Runway, Available TODAY

Country-rocker Adam Rutledge is soaring to new heights today as he releases his EP, Runway, which stands out with its “distinctive
hybrid of country and rock, with catchy guitar intros and lyrical
depth” (Sports & Entertainment Nashville/Bob Paxman).
 To purchase or stream Runway, CLICK HERE.

The Roanoke Va. native’s first-class songwriting, referred to as “storytelling that features clever turns of phrase” (Taste of Country/Sterling Whitaker), caught
the attention of country music hitmaker Phil Vassar through a
connection with longtime Vassar collaborator, Jeff Smith. This resulted
in Vassar taking the fellow Virginian under his wing as a management
client and opening act.

“When I heard Phil Vassar was managing newcomer Adam Rutledge, I
immediately had high expectations and when I heard him, he exceeded
them. His songs are slices of life everyone can relate to brought to
life with his warm, evocative voice and searing guitar. As a fellow
Virginia native, I’ve got to say this guy is going to make the home
folks proud!” said Billboard and Sounds Like Nashville contributor Deborah Evans Price.

Runway was produced by Smith alongside Hunter Hayes’ band
leader Andy Sheridan (CharlieHorse Productions). The seven-song
collection features fan-favorite singles “July,” “Rub A Little Dirt On
It” and “Love Kickin’ In.” Recently, the rising artist partnered with Taste of Country
for an exclusive first listen to the fifth track on the EP, “Wherever
The Night Takes Us,” as well as an exclusive premiere of the EP cover

Fans can look forward to the release of Rutledge’s music video for “Love
Kickin’ In,” which will premiere next Wednesday through a national
media platform. The video, produced by Abbey and Ben Boutwell, was
filmed at Nashville’s Cornelia Fort Airpark. In a recent Celeb Secrets Country interview,
Rutledge shared exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and stories from the
shoot ranging from a reenactment of the iconic “Dirty Dancing” lift to a
run-in with local law enforcement.

The emerging entertainer is currently on the road promoting his new
project and entertaining audiences with his high-energy performances. Be
sure to follow Rutledge on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and visit his website


July 6 – Salem Fair – Salem, Va.

July 7 – Salem Fair – Salem, Va.

July 14 – Vinton Farmers’ Market – Vinton, Va.

July 21 – Mango’s Bar and Grill – Moneta, Va.

Aug. 18 – Mango’s Bar and Grill – Moneta, Va.


Adam Rutledge’s sleek, raw and soulful voice brings authenticity to his
songwriting and performances. He has knack for writing razor sharp
stories that cut straight to the heart, full of detail and clever turns
of phrase. That’s how he caught the attention of hit singer-songwriter
Phil Vassar, which opened doors for Adam to become Vassar’s opening act
throughout 2018. In June, Adam will release his new EP Runway, which
includes his smash hit “Love Kickin’ In.” The Roanoke, Virginia native
has also shared the stage with Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, LOCASH,
Eli Young Band, Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Tyler Farr and many more.
Visit for more information on Adam.

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