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Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton to Play 2017 Tortuga Music Festival

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The lineup for South Florida’s 5th Annual Tortuga Music Festival which runs April 7,8, 9 has been announced!

Country music’s biggest beach party headliners include Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton as well as performances from Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Slightly Stoopid, Old Dominion, Marren Morris, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Nelly, Daya, Michael Ray, and LOCASH.

Rounding out the bill are: G Love & Special Sauce, Drake White & the Big Fire, Brett Young, Luke Combs, Chris Lane, RaeLynn, Brooke Eden, High Valley, Steve Moakler, Delta Rae, Brandon Lay, Russell Dickerson, Ashley McBryde, Jon Langston, Jordan Davis, Marcus King Band, Quaker City Night Hawks, DJ Rock and DJ Bad Ash.

The 2017 Tortuga Music Festival will take place on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  More info available here: 

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

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 and follow @dariusrucker at Twitter.


Top Country Tweets of the Week May 9th-15th

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      1. @KaceyMusgraves Wait. It’s National Biscuit Day..!?

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      1. @blakeshelton Dinner with my favorite freak @jimmyfallon tonight.
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      1. @BradPaisley Hey @Carrieunderwood I’m singing with @ddlovato on my new song. Jealous?
    1. @carrieunderwood @BradPaisley @ddlovato As a matter of fact, I am…I’ve always wanted to sing with Demi Lovato

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