Nathan DiRuzza was born in Canton, Ohio in 1988, and raised about half an hour away in the small town of Alliance.
One of Nate’s earliest influences was Elvis Presley. He played Elvis in a school play at age seven, and for the rest of the year wrote “Elvis DiRuzza” at the top of his homework and tests. It was not uncommon for his mother to discover him standing on her coffee table, singing Presley songs into a remote and wearing a cape.
In High School, Nate discovered the guitar and was immediately hooked. Unable to afford lessons, he decided to teach himself. Less than a year later he was composing music and writing his own lyrics about topics he worried about and dreamed of.
In 2006, Nate began attending undergrad at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. His roommates, friends, and fellow classmates loved these truthful songs that expressed his vulnerability. These friends soon inspired him to begin performing for the school, as well as local music venues, restaurants, and festivals. Nate quickly made a name for himself in the area, and was encouraged to consider turning his music into a career. He graduated from Marietta in 2010 and soon found himself in Nashville, Tennessee working with a friend in the heart of the music business. Nate learned the value of personal effort. In fact, his friend once told him bluntly, “I can’t make you a star. You can make you a star.”
Nate’s dreams transformed into a desire to help others through music. He decided to focus on writing music that was not only catchy, but rich with meaning and positive messages. He has recorded two LP’s (albums) at Dark Horse Recording Studio and now tours elementary, middle, and high schools with motivational speaking and singing. He is also attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN for his second degree.