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Darius Rucker Set to Release ‘If I Told You’

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Darius Rucker knows that in order to move people, there has to be vulnerability and authenticity in the message. Rucker first demonstrated his ability to expose that underlying raw emotion with the first of his seven No. 1’s, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” from his Platinum Learn To Live and most recently in “So I Sang” from Southern Style. With our first taste of new music in “If I Told You,” Rucker unveils a heartfelt new track worldwide today on iHeart Radio. Expected to be the first cut from his fifth major label country album for Capitol Records Nashville, the song is also available today on streaming and digital retail services.

“I always tell people, the first time I heard [the Black Crowes’] ‘She Talks To Angels,’ those lyrics did something to me. I probably requested that song eight times at different bars in Columbia, S.C. before going home, putting on Bonnie Raitt’s Home Plate, and trying to write ‘She Talks To Angels’ for Bonnie Raitt. ‘Let Her Cry’ just poured out,” shares Rucker. “For me, ‘If I Told You,’ inspired me like ‘Angels’ as it’s not a song I wrote, but as a songwriter I would not change a line as it moves me to want to not only sing along but also as a songwriter it inspires a new perspective.”

In his inaugural project with producer Ross Copperman, “If I Told You” also marks the first time Rucker has worked with Copperman’s co-writers on the single, Jon Nite and Shane McAnally.

“What I love about each album is the opportunity to expand on what we’ve done in the past—to push myself and the band creatively, vocally and lyrically,” adds Rucker. “At the end of the day, I’m a fan of great stories and great songs. With ‘Wagon Wheel’ I loved the visual it painted and it’s a song I can truly say I look forward to performing every night. With ‘If I Told You,’ I can’t wait to share in that vulnerability with the fans from the stage night-after-night.”

Rucker is currently on his U.S. Good For A Good Time Tour; upcoming dates are as follows:

Thursday, July 7 | Englewood, Colo. | Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Friday, July 8 | Albuquerque, N.M. | Isleta Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 9 | Phoenix, Ariz. | Ak-Chin Pavilion
Friday, July 15 | Mountain View, Calif. | Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 16 | Irvine, Calif. | Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Friday, July 22 | Holmdel, N.J. | PNC Bank Arts Center
Saturday, July 23 | Hartford, Conn. | XFINITY Theatre
Sunday, July 24 | Wantaugh, N.Y. | Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
Friday, July 29 | Bangor, Maine | Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Saturday, July 30 | Mansfield, Mass. | Xfinity Center
Sunday, July 31 | Darien Center, N.Y. | Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Friday, Aug. 12 | Bristow, Va. | Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, Aug. 13 | Camden, N.J. | BB&T Pavilion
Sunday, Aug. 14 | Bethel Woods, N.Y. | Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Thursday, Aug. 18 | Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center
Friday, Aug. 19 | Mt. Pleasant, Mich. | Soaring Eagle
Saturday, Aug. 20 | Chicago, Ill. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Thursday, Aug. 25 | Detroit, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre
Friday, Aug. 26 | Cleveland, Ohio | Blossom Music Center
Saturday, Aug. 27 | Charlotte, N.C. | PNC Music Pavilion
Saturday, Sept. 3 | Gilford, N.H. | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sunday, Sept. 4 | Gilford, N.H. | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Friday, Sept. 9 | Virginia Beach, Va. | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre at Virginia Beach
Saturday, Sept. 10 | Raleigh, N.C. | Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Sunday, Sept. 11 | Alpharetta, Ga. | Verizon Wireless

For more information about Rucker and to buy tickets, visit www.DariusRucker.com

7th Annual ‘Darius And Friends’ Raises $197k For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Photo Credit: Randi Radcliff

Photo Credit: Randi Radcliff

Darius Rucker brought his friends together last week for a celebrity-packed benefit concert and golf tournament that again reminded the sold-out crowd of the important work done for families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while raising $197,000 for their continued efforts.

On Monday, June 6, the seventh annual Darius and Friends benefit concert took place at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. With performances from Terri Clark, Hunter Hayes, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Charley Pride, Dan Tyminski and Drake White, the concert was the unofficial kickoff of Nashville’s CMA Fest.

Terri Clark, Charley Pride and Drake White joined Rucker again the next day for the Celebrity Tee-Off, joining gold medalist Scott Hamilton, David Nail, Dustin Lynch and NASCAR driver Michael Annett. This year’s events bring the annual benefit’s total contribution to St. Jude to $857,000.

Darius and Friends is sponsored by A. O. Smith, Intel, CDW-G, Hutton Hotel, CAA, Tin Roof, Humdingers and Maverick.

Rucker is currently on his on his Good For a Good Time Tour with special guests Dan + Shay and Michael Ray.  For more information about Darius Rucker, please visit www.DariusRucker.com and follow @dariusrucker at Twitter.

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Grand Ole Opry To Kick Off CMA Music Festival Week with Star-Studded Tuesday Night Shows and Opry Plaza Party

Photo Courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry

Photo Courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry members Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker along with Chris Janson, Charles Esten and more are hitting the stage Tues., June 7, as the Opry kicks off its CMA Music Fest Week with two star-packed shows, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

The music begins earlier in the afternoon with a free Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana® featuring Warner Bros. recording artist Janson, who continues to enjoy the success of his debut album Buy Me A Boat. The title track became the singer-songwriter’s first #1 single, was certified platinum, and won the iHeartRadio Award for “Country Song of the Year.” Opening the Party will be Stoney Creek Records recording artist Lindsay Ell. Both Janson and Ell are featured on the Opry’s new release Opry 9.0, Vol. II, Discoveries From The Circle.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley is scheduled to sign copies of her new book Where The Light Gets In in The Opry Shop beginning at 5:30 p.m. The actress will return to the Opry stage for her second visit as a guest announcer later in the evening.

Artists already scheduled to visit the Opry later during Music Fest Week include Easton Corbin, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Scotty McCreery, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, and Jamie Lynn Spears, among others.

Underwood is scheduled to play the Opry twice in advance of the June 7 shows, visiting May 20 and 21. Among others scheduled for the Opry before Music Fest Week are Trace Adkins, Charlie Daniels Band, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, and Kiefer Sutherland.

Tickets and exclusive Music Fest packages including the June 7 Opry, nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium, and much more are available at 800-SEE-OPRY and on the “Plan A Trip” page at opry.com.

About the Grand Ole Opry: The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows running through December 13.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

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