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Darius Rucker Reunites with Hootie and the Blowfish on ‘Letterman’


Last week Darius Rucker reunited with his band Hootie and the Blowfish on The Late Show with David Letterman. The guys played their 1994 hit “Hold My Hand.”

Darius Rucker & Jennifer Nettles Host 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival

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iHeartMedia announced today that Jennifer Nettles and Darius Rucker will host the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival, bringing together Country music’s biggest superstars all on one stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, May 2. This year’s incredible lineup will feature Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, iHeartRadio’s On The Verge artist Sam Hunt and Tyler Farr as well as special guest appearances by Bobby Bones, Big & Rich, Cody Alan, Brooklyn Decker, Craig Robinson, Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker.

The iHeartRadio Country Festival will video stream live exclusively on Yahoo Live, where fans have the freedom to stream the concert for free wherever they are through the Yahoo Screen App for iOS and Android, and on connected devices including Apple TV, Roku, XBox, Tivo and It will also broadcast live on iHeartMedia Country radio stations across the U.S. on Saturday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. CT. NBC, which also airs the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” and the popular “iHeartRadio Music Awards,” will televise the iHeartRadio Country Festival on NBC Wednesday, May 27th from 9-11 p.m. ET/ 8-10 p.m. CT.

“I am thrilled to host the iHeartRadio Country Music Festival and celebrate our beautiful country community of music and musicians,” said Nettles. “I’m excited to share the stage with some of the biggest names in country music. It’s going to be a wonderful night in the great town of Austin and I look forward to being a part of it.”

“Growing up in South Carolina, I would lay in bed at night listening to all kinds of music and commentary from deejays on the air. It actually led me to go into sports broadcasting in college, so I have always wanted an opportunity to try my skills at being one of those commentators. I can’t think of a better opportunity to talk directly to the fans — and bring them some great music — than co-hosting this fantastic night with some really awesome friends,” said Rucker.

iHeartMedia ran a six weeklong nationwide promotion, giving thousands of Country music fans nationwide the opportunity to win a trip to Austin, Texas for a one-of-a-kind experience at the iHeartRadio Country Festival. The promotion ran across more than 120 iHeartMedia Country radio stations as well as on iHeartRadio, the company’s all-in-one digital streaming platform.

Proud partners of this year’s event include Bud Light, Firestone®, Mtn Dew® DEWshine™, NBC, State Farm® and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Tickets are on sale now at and for more information visit

Darius Rucker Plays Receiver For Gamecocks

Darius Rucker got to live his dream: he caught a pass from the Gamecocks quarterback.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier holds an annual spring football game, and each year he calls on a guest receiver to come off the sideline and catch a long ball. This year, it was Darius, who is a South Carolina alumnus. He caught the ball from quarterback Connor Mitch during Saturday’s game.

Speaking of the Gamecocks, if there are any South Carolina fans out there, is your No. 1 travel resource to get to games. With flights to and from Charleston with hotels in Charleston starting at $92, Hipmunk is your one-stop shop to travel to any game.

Darius Rucker the Rapper?????

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Darius Rucker has done pop-rock. He’s doing country very well. But Darius says he still would like to do rap!

Darius shared with the Associated Press that he doesn’t have much on his bucket list, but he’d love to sing the hook on a big rap song. He says no one has ever asked him to do that and he’s dying to do it.

In the meantime, Darius has released another country album, “Southern Style.” He says his last one, “True Believers,” was a serious record, while “Southern Style” is more about having fun.    Darius still does the occasional show with Hootie and the Blowfish, and he knows they’ll make more music, but they’re not going to do it until the time is right.

Visit for details on the Southern Style Tour or to buy tickets. Follow Rucker on Twitter at @dariusrucker.

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