For the last seven years, Rodeo Ruby Love has tried to become synonymous with Indiana: honest, hardworking, non-assuming and a little bit behind the times. The music is rooted in the pop-country radio and church hymns that shaped founding member Zachary Melton’s childhood, while the energy and passion bloomed from the central Indiana hardcore scene. Rodeo Ruby Love has always sought to tell real stories, vulnerably exploring truth in the emotions we experience when life and love collide—the heartaches of friendship, the exhilaration of relationship, and the innocent angst of trying to get to second base. Their songs are distinctly Mid-western: small town problems of small town boys and girls played to the biggest sound they could muster.
Rodeo Ruby Love’s fourth full-length album "The Pits" is due out on June 11 from Pentimento Music Company, followed by a month-long national tour with label mates Streetlight Manifesto and Empty Orchestra. The latest album carries Melton’s trademark vulnerability, and tells stories about life at home and on the road and his own incredibly likeable imperfection.