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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country-rocker Adam Rutledge’s career is continuing to take-off as CMT world premieres the charming music video for his current single “Love Kickin’ In” today on (click HERE to watch).

“Having my “Love Kickin’ In” music video premiered on is a huge career milestone for me. I can remember waking up on the weekends when I was in high school and walking downstairs to CMT blaring on my parents’ TV. I think people look to CMT to see who the next big artist is. I know I do, so I’m honored and humbled to have my music video on,” Rutledge expressed.

The “up-tempo, spitfire tune” (Markos Papadatos/Digital Journal) describes the emotions one experiences while falling in love with lyrics like: “It feels like a jet plane on a runway about to fly, fly” (Jeff Smith, Juliana Songs and Kellys Collins)These lyrics, along with the creative minds of directors, Abbey and Ben Boutwell, inspired the choice of Nashville’s Cornelia Fort Airpark for the video location.

Rutledge stars in the music video alongside ‘love interest’ and Nashville recording artist Fiona Culley. In a recent Celeb Secrets Country interview, he 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.

Runway, the title of Rutledge’s new record, also ties back to the “Love Kickin’ In” lyrics and aptly reflects the momentum the rising singer-songwriter is currently experiencing. The seven-song collection, which showcases “catchy guitar intros and a lyrical depth to his songwriting” (Sports & Entertainment Nashville/Bob Paxman), was produced by “Love Kickin’ In” co-writer and longtime Phil Vassar collaborator, Jeff Smith, with Hunter Hayes’ band leader Andy Sheridan (CharlieHorse Productions). To purchase or stream Runway, click HERE.

Through his connection with Smith, the Roanoke, Va. native caught the attention of Vassar, who took the fellow Virginian under his wing as a management client and opening act. “Phil’s been from day one super supportive. He’s got great advice on how to do this music business thing. Even more importantly, he knows what not to do, which is fantastic,” Rutledge shared with The Roanoke Times Music Reporter Tad Dickens. 

The emerging entertainer is currently on the road promoting Runway 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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