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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.

Darius Rucker Releases “Homegrown Honey”

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Darius Rucker released his new single, “Homegrown Honey,” to Country radio yesterday. “Homegrown Honey” was written by Darius, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. This is the first single from Darius’ fourth solo country album to be released in early 2015. “Homegrown Honey” is currently available for purchase at all digital retailers.

“This is the first time I’ve gotten to write with my buddy Charles Kelley and their [Lady Antebellum's] producer Nathan Chapman and I’m sure glad we did!,” shares Darius.

Darius is working with producer Frank Rogers who also produced his three previous solo country albums. All three albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and have produced a total of six No. 1 singles, including “Wagon Wheel,” “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” “Wagon Wheel,” Darius’ most recent No. 1, held the top spot for two weeks and garnered the 2014 Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance.

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

Darius Rucker Set to Announce CMA Award Nominees!

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Sun up to sun down, the announcement of the final nominees for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will take over New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd with host and CMA Award winner Darius Rucker.

“I know what it feels like to be nominated for a CMA Award, and I was happy to accept the invitation to announce the final nominees and have this opportunity to deliver good news to my friends in the industry,” said Rucker. “Set the alarm guys, this is worth waking up for.”

At daybreak, Rucker will perform “Homegrown Honey,” the debut single from his upcoming new album to be released in early 2015. Rucker will also announce 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 the announcement, at 10:00 AM/ET, 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 in four categories (small, medium, large, and major market), as well as the finalists for the CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year. There will be an additional presentation by the CMA Foundation’s Keep the Music Playing music education campaign.

Nightfall brings the 10th anniversary celebration of the CMA Songwriters Series at the Best Buy Theater with Rucker and hit tunesmiths Frank Rogers, 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. The show will be streamed live via CMASongwritersSeries.com.

Tickets for the Sept. 3rd CMA Songwriters Series at the Best Buy Theater are $55 plus tax and are General Admission. Attendees must be 21 and over unless accompanied by an adult. Tickets are on sale next week 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.

“We are thrilled that Darius has agreed to bring these important and highly-anticipated announcements to the media capital of the world and still share the news live with our constituents in Nashville and around the globe via our CMAawards.com stream,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

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.

Darius Rucker & Charlie Daniels Join ESPN Documentary “The Stars Are Aligned”

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Charlie Daniels, Darius Rucker, Ashley Judd, Melissa Joan Hart, Emmitt Smith, among others to be part of four SEC Storied documentaries that will help kick off the new SEC Network, a 24/7 sports network launching August 14th and operated by ESPN. In “The Stars Are Aligned,” 14 famous figures—each representing a different college in the Southeastern Conference—spill their emotions and explain why they’ll never forget where they came from. “The Stars Are Aligned,” directed by Andy Billman will air Thursday, Aug. 14th at 9 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

The SEC Storied franchise, from the creators of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 series, focuses on the people, teams, moments and events that tell the ongoing story of the Southeastern Conference.

Celebrities/athletes interviewed for the film (one for each school in the SEC):

1 – Darius Rucker – South Carolina
2 – Jason Dufner – Auburn
3 – James Carville – LSU
4 – Ashley Judd – Kentucky
5 – Shepard Smith – Ole Miss
6 – Charlie Daniels – Tennessee
7 – Amy Robach – Georgia
8 – Willie Geist – Vanderbilt
9 – Melissa Joan Hart –Alabama
10 – Rick Perry – Texas A&M
11 – Ralphie May – Arkansas
12 – Emmitt Smith – Florida
13 – Carl Edwards – Missouri
14 – Jonathan Papelbon – Mississippi State

*Digital screeners for all films available upon request*

Darius Rucker Guest Stars on A&E’s “BIG SMO”

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In an all-new episode of “Big Smo” airing Wednesday, July 30th at 10:30 PM, Smo gets the biggest opportunity of his career–the chance to collaborate with Darius Rucker. But with only two days to create the perfect song, Smo has to cancel a romantic weekend with Whitney, and instead head into the Tennessee woods to write with his band. The resulting song with Darius could be Smo’s biggest hit yet!

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