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Rivers Rutherford

Occupation(s)  Songwriter
Name  Rivers Rutherford
Years active  1996–present
Genres  Country
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Birth name  Melvern Rivers Rutherford II
Born  June 17, 1967 (age 48) (1967-06-17)
Origin  Germantown, Tennessee, USA
Role  Songwriter ·
Books  When I Get Where I'm Going: On the Far Side of the Sky
Nominations  Grammy Award for Best Country Song
Similar People  Brad Paisley, Bob DiPiero, Tom Shapiro, Dolly Parton, Dave Berg

Melvern Rivers Rutherford II is an American country music songwriter. Has been writing country songs since the mid-1990s as a songwriter, he has written several number one country hits, including "Ain't Nothing 'bout You" by Brooks & Dunn, which was the Number One country song of 2001 according to Billboard. Among the other Number Ones that he has composed are "If You Ever Stop Loving Me" by Montgomery Gentry, "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton, "Real Good Man" by Tim McGraw, "Living in Fast Forward" by Kenny Chesney, "Ladies Love Country Boys" by Trace Adkins, and "These Are My People" by Rodney Atkins. He has also released a solo CD called Just Another Coaster.


Top 40 country singles co-written by Rivers Rutherford:

  • Trace Adkins – "Ladies Love Country Boys"
  • Gary Allan – "Man of Me"
  • Gary Allan – "Smoke Rings in the Dark"
  • Rodney Atkins – "These Are My People", "Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)"
  • Brooks & Dunn – "Ain't Nothing 'bout You"
  • Tracy Byrd with Mark Chesnutt – "A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side"
  • Jason Michael Carroll – "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead"
  • Kenny Chesney – "Living in Fast Forward"
  • Terri Clark – "Dirty Girl"
  • Clay Davidson – "Unconditional"
  • Cole Deggs & the Lonesome – "I Got More"
  • Emerson Drive – "Belongs to You"
  • Josh Gracin – "I Want to Live"
  • Andy Griggs – "Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man"
  • Faith Hill – "When the Lights Go Down"
  • JT Hodges – "Hunt You Down"
  • Jamey Johnson – "Heartache"
  • Toby Keith – "Bullets in the Gun"
  • Tracy Lawrence – "It's All How You Look at It"
  • Tim McGraw – "Real Good Man"
  • Montgomery Gentry – "If You Ever Stop Loving Me", "She Don't Tell Me To"
  • Brad Paisley (with Dolly Parton) – "When I Get Where I'm Going"
  • Blake Shelton – "Heavy Liftin'"
  • Clay Walker – "Jesus Was a Country Boy"
  • Chuck Wicks – "Stealing Cinderella"
  • Gretchen Wilson – "Homewrecker", "One of the Boys"
  • Chely Wright – "Shut Up and Drive"
  • References

    Rivers Rutherford Wikipedia

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