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Darius Rucker Set to Release ‘Home for the Holidays’

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Darius Rucker will release his first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, on October 27th. The twelve track album will include holiday classics as well as two Rucker originals, “Candy Cane Christmas” and “What God Wants For Christmas.” Also, special guest Sheryl Crow joins Darius on the holiday standard “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Darius worked with producer Frank Rogers, who produced his three solo country albums, on Home For The Holidays.

“I am so excited to finally make a Christmas album,” shares Darius. “This has been a lifelong dream and I hope my fans enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making it.”

In addition to recording his Christmas album, Darius has been working on his fourth solo county album to be released in early 2015. The album’s debut single “Homegrown Honey” has just been released to Country radio and is climbing the charts.

Home For The Holidays Track Listing:

1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
2. White Christmas
3. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
4. Winter Wonderland
5. Please Come Home For Christmas
6. What God Wants For Christmas written by Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell
7. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (featuring Sheryl Crow)
8. O Come, All Ye Faithful
9. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
10. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12. Candy Cane Christmas written by Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers and Steve Leslie
Note: Sequence is not final.

For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

Top Country Tweets of the Week Sept 7th-14th

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10. @carrieunderwood  · Had such a great night at the ACM Honors! Now everyone can go back to making fun of me for crying… http://instagram.com/p/sv8evxrqie/

9. @blakeshelton  · Politics = watered down

8.@BradPaisley  ·  It’s West Virginia,It’s West Virginia,The pride of every mountaineer…it’s…la la la la,nah nah blah blah blah…hail West Virginia hail.

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7.@kelliepickler  ·  Off to Switzerland! – It ain’t easy saying bye to these sweet babies… #PixieAndPeanut http://instagram.com/p/svKjYXr2hI/

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6. @ladyantebellum  · this is what we call redneck beach tailgating. – ck http://instagram.com/p/s5ijb5Niyu/

5.@bretteldredge  ·  A study showed that if you hug someone for 30 seconds it builds trust…ima start makin the most awkward, long hugs and see what happens

4.@jakeowen  ·Just met a nice new friend named Chad at a bar. He said, “I don’t know you, but because of your music I feel like I do.” That made my night

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3.@Lauren_Alaina  · thank you for being exactly who I wanted you to be since I was a little girl @Trishayearwood you are truly amazing(:

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2.@dariusrucker  ·  Love some @SherylCrow and this photo she shared. We’ve got something special coming from us to y’all very soon!!

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1.@DierksBentley  ·  rolling in my truck with jake the other day. listening to country and watching a good TN sunset. my old pal….

Darius Rucker Performs at CMA Songwriters Series 10 Anniversary Celebration

Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola / CMA

Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola / CMA

Darius Rucker joined newly-announced CMA Awards nominee Luke Laird, Rivers Rutherford, and CMA Songwriters Series host and songwriter Bob DiPiero for a special 10th anniversary performance Wednesday at the Best Buy Theater in the heart of Times Square. The show capped a day of Country Music in the Big Apple as Rucker announced the final nominees for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” with Little Big Town that morning. In true Songwriters Series style, the performance featured the four writers trading stories behind their greatest hits and performing them in an acoustic, in-the-round fashion.

Photo:

(l-r) Rivers Rutherford; Darius Rucker; Luke Laird; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer; Bob DiPiero, CMA Board member and Songwriters Series host.

CMA Award Nominations Revealed

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Little Big Town and Darius Rucker announced the CMA Award nominees in five categories on “Good Morning America” this morning. Check out the first round of nominees below.

Entertainer of the Year:
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Album of the Year:
Luke Bryan: Crash My Party
Keith Urban: Fuse
Miranda Lambert: Platinum
Dierks Bentley: Riser
Eric Church: The Outsiders

Female Vocalist of the Year:
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Martina McBride

Male Vocalist of the Year:
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year:
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
“Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
“Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriters)
“Automatic,” written by Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert
“Follow Your Arrow,” written by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” written by Eric Church and Luke Laird
“I Don’t Dance,” written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Dallas Davidson
“I Hold On,” written by Brett James and Dierks Bentley

Musical Event of the Year
“Bakersfield,” Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
“Something Bad,” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
“We Were Us,” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
“You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Music Video of the Year
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
“Bartender,” Lady Antebellum
“Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley
“Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves
“Something Bad,” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood

The 48th Annual CMA Awards”  airs Wednesday, Nov. 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on  ABC.

 

Little Big Town Join Darius Rucker to Announce CMA Awards Nominees

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Little Big Town will join CMA Award winner Darius Rucker Wednesday, Sept. 3rd in New York City for the announcement of the final nominees for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” which airs Wednesday, Nov. 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on  ABC.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the CMA Awards announcements on GMA next week,” exclaimed Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. “The CMA and GMA have always been huge supporters of this band so anything we can do to be involved is always fun for us. We are looking forward to unveiling all of the nominees with our buddy Darius.”

Country Music will take over New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd. The day begins with Rucker performing “Homegrown Honey,” the debut single from his upcoming new album to be released in early 2015. Following his performance, he will be joined by Little Big Town for the announcement of the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The announcement will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment of the top-rated, morning news program.

Following “Good Morning America,” Little Big Town and Rucker will be at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square to announce the finalists in the remaining seven categories along with the announcement of the CMA Broadcast Awards for Personality and Radio Station of the Year. There will be an additional presentation by the CMA Foundation’s Keep the Music Playing music education campaign. This event will be streamed live via CMAawards.com beginning at 10:00 AM/ET.

Nightfall brings the 10th anniversary celebration of the CMA Songwriters Series at the Best Buy Theater with Rucker and hit tunesmiths Rivers Rutherford and series host Bob DiPiero for an in-the-round presentation of the songs that have touched the lives of millions of music fans. Luke Laird, who received three CMA Awards nominations in 2013, including Song of the Year for “Pontoon,” has been added to the show, which will be streamed live via CMASongwritersSeries.com.

Tickets for the Sept. 3rd (8:00 PM/ET) CMA Songwriters Series at the Best Buy Theater are $55 plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets are General Admission. Attendees must be 21 and over unless accompanied by an adult. Tickets are on sale now at the Best Buy Box Office, AXS.com, or by calling (888) 9-AXS-TIX or (888) 929-7849, for more information please visit CMASongwritersSeries.com.

Tickets for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” go on sale to the public Saturday, Sept. 6 (10:00 AM/CT). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com; by calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville). CMA Awards information is available at CMAawards.com. Or follow the conversation on Twitter at #CMAawards.

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