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Brett Eldredge to Open for Darius Rucker on ‘Southern Style’ Tour

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Brett Eldredge is set to hit the road with Darius Rucker’s “Southern Style” 2015 tour!!!

The tour kicks off on May 14 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.  For a complete list of the “Southern Style” tour dates, check out Darius Rucker’s official homepage.

To learn more about Brett Eldredge, visit his website.

CMT to Air Inside Fame with Darius Rucker!

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Twenty years have passed since country singer/songwriter Darius Rucker took the pop music scene by storm as a member of the group Hootie & the Blowfish. Now, a multi-platinum CMA Award winning country star, Rucker shares the moments behind his success in both pop and country when a new episode of CMT’s bio-series INSIDE FAME: DARIUS RUCKER premieres Saturday, February 7th at 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. ET/PT. Through candid new interviews and never-before-seen footage, INSIDE FAME takes looks at the rise and rebirth of Rucker including the heart-breaking death of his mom, hitting pause on Hootie & the Blowfish and ultimately, his path to country stardom.

When Hootie & the Blowfish concluded their hugely successful run with a hiatus in 2008, Rucker jumped at the opportunity to pursue his country music dreams. Mike Dungan, who helmed Capitol Nashville at the time, couldn’t deny there was something special in Rucker, even if it didn’t seem particularly easy to reinvent the pop star as a country singer. “The tone, the quality and the uniqueness of his voice – and his phrasing – was amazingly like a country singer,” Dungan commented. The transition from pop to country worked. The Charleston, S.C., native proved he was made for country when his first release Learn To Live sold more than a million copies in 2009. Rucker has since produced six No. 1 country singles, and is working on his fourth studio country album, Southern Style, to be released on March 31, 2015.

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“I always believed since I was a kid that I was destined to do something totally special. I thought maybe Cracked Rear View was it,” Rucker commented on his career. “But then, there were times I would think… there’s something else out there for me. ‘Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It’ was the beginning of what I was supposed to do that was amazingly special.”

To learn more about Darius, go to www.dariusrucker.com.

Darius Rucker Announces New Album and Tour on ‘The Tonight Show’

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Darius Rucker always gives his fans more, so when he returned to NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night, the three-time GRAMMY winner once again surprised fans by officially teasing his arena headlining spring tour and revealing the much anticipated March 31st release date and album title for his upcoming fourth studio album, Southern Style.

Rucker’s Southern Style Tour will launch in on May 14, 2015 in Holmdel, N. J., with over 30 dates initially announced. Rucker has selected special guest and CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge, as well as rising country music duo Brothers Osborne and Southern rockers A Thousand Horses.

The cities for the first leg of Darius Rucker’s Southern Style Tour are as follows:

Holmdel, N. J.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Alpharetta, Ga. +
Tampa, Fla.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Scranton, Pa.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Detroit, Mich. +
Toronto, Ontario +
Dallas, Texas
Houston, Texas
St. Louis, Mo.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Gilford, N.H. *+
Mansfield, Mass. +
Wantaugh, N.Y.

Salt Lake City, Utah
Denver, Colo. +
Albuquerque, N.M.
Mountain View, Calif.
Irvine, Calif. +
Chula Vista, Calif. +
Cleveland, Ohio
Darien Lake, N.Y.
Columbia, Md. +
Raleigh, N.C.
Charlotte, N.C.
Virginia Beach, Va.
*A Thousand Horses will not be performing on this date
+ Dates not included on Live Nation’s Country Megaticket

Fans can purchase tickets beginning the week of Jan. 26 in select cities as part of tour promoter Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.megaticket.com. Additional ticketing information will be available in the coming weeks at DariusRucker.com and LiveNation.com.

Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line & More Share Best Christmas Gifts…

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Tomorrow morning most of us will wake-up and enjoy some Christmas cheer with family, tearing open gifts. Check out what some of your favorite country artists call their best gifts ever!

“My favorite Christmas gift is definitely my first Honda 50 motorcycle that I got back in 1984. It was just an amazing gift to have under the tree, and I never will forget seeing that as I walked out.” –Luke Bryan

“The best gift I ever received as a child was probably my first drum set. As an adult, my wife bought me a Benelli 12 gauge shotgun last year, which was pretty awesome. It’s better than I ever did for her.” –Thomas Rhett

“I am probably the worst Christmas shopper on the planet. I don’t shop very well at all. I look hard for my mom, my dad and my little brother, and as many biker brothers as I can, and the guys in my organization. Other than that, man it’s gift cards all the way.” –Brantley Gilbert

“I was around 10 or 11 and I wanted a guitar. My mom was a single parent and we didn’t have much. My grandmother told me I probably wasn’t going to get that guitar this year and I was cool with that. I woke up Christmas morning and there it was, sitting in the chair right next to the Christmas tree. I still remember being so excited and so happy. It was just a great present. And I knew how hard my mom worked to get that for me.” –Darius Rucker

“My best gift for Christmas, one year I actually got a dirt bike. It was big, ’cause dad would always act like, ‘You’re not gonna get much this Christmas, times are tough.’ So you never had a whole lot of expectation. That one Christmas there was hardly anything under the tree and I’m just like, ‘Well I guess he was right.’ Then he took me outside and there was a dirt bike in the yard – and for me, that was like the best thing ever. I was probably fifteen-years-old. That was an awesome day.” –Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard

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