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Drake White Makes His Debut on the Top Country Albums Chart With “SPARK”

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Making his debut on the Top Country Albums chart, Drake White has much to celebrate with the release of his new album SPARK (Dot Records). “…insanely talented and always impresses…” (Sounds Like Nashville), Drake’s 12-track labor of love came from years of hard work and dedication to perfecting his sound. It is available now at digital retailers.

“Thanks to all of my fans who have supported this release,” said Drake. “To be in the Top 5 with Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton and Justin Moore, it is surreal.”

Drake shared his passion for music last week with fans while he traveled coast to coast as part of his “Flight to Light the Spark” initiative. Beginning in New York City with a performance at the Housing Works Live From Home: Songwriters’ Night as well as a national television performance on ABC’s Good Morning America, the whirlwind trip ended in Joshua Tree, Calif. where he celebrated 100 Years of US National Parks Service with the Opry National Parks Circle Throwdown performance of his Top 25 hit “Livin’ the Dream.” In between, he hosted the “Flight to Light the Spark,” a 17-hour trip which stopped in each time zone across the U.S. to highlight this charitable initiative. Those impacted included Friends of Firefighters (New York, N.Y.); Musicians on Call (Denver, Colo.); North Texas Foodbank in partnership with the Ford Community Fund (Dallas, Texas); The Boys & Girls Club (Wichita, Kan.) and the Western Surfing Association in partnership with Salt Life (Los Angeles). From meeting with brave firefighters, to conducting science experiments with students and visiting our country’s honored war veterans, Drake continues to highlight the spirit of giving. For more information on Drake’s ongoing “Giving the Dream” efforts, visit www.DrakeWhite.com/GivingtheDream.

Fans and critics have had a huge response to the release with Rolling Stone Country saying, “…a wide-open, organic sound rooted in traditional country, blues and soul, Drake White’s SPARK LP […] stands as one of the year’s most intoxicating releases.” Drake will continue to share new music on tour with Zac Brown Band’s BLACK OUT THE SUN TOUR and later this fall with join Dierks Bentley’s SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR. For more dates and information, visit DrakeWhite.com.

Drake White is “Livin’ The Dream” on “GMA”

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Drake White proved he’s “Livin’ The Dream” as the “hickory-smoked rocker” (Entertainment Weekly) appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America. Host Amy Robach introduced Drake before he performed the Top 25-and-rising single from his new album. Watch here. Upon release last Friday, SPARK blazed up to #1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart with a collection of heartwarming lyrics and swampy grooves. The album has received an amazing response thus far from fans and critics with Taste of Country exclaiming, “Spark sets a high bar. It’s an early candidate for best debut album of 2016.”


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Drake has literally been burning the candle at both ends, igniting SPARK with multiple events throughout release. Last night, he entertained a packed house at “Housing Works Songwriter Night,” hosted by Shane McAnally and also featuring Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi with Walker Hayes. The group played some of their most well-known tunes to benefit Housing Works, Inc.’s efforts to end AIDS and homelessness in NYC through advocacy, health care, housing, job training, and other services. Drake brought down the house with acoustic versions of “Back to Free,” “Story” and “Live Some” (co-written with McAnally) as well as his other hits.

Tomorrow (8/24), the Alabama native will depart on a cross-country adventure to highlight his charitable initiative, “Flight to Light the Spark.” Drake will make stops in each time zone to give back to local communities and fuel change across the country. Those impacted include Friends of Firefighters (New York, N.Y.); Musicians on Call (Denver, Colo.); North Texas Foodbank in partnership with the Ford Community Fund (Dallas, Texas); The Boys & Girls Club (Wichita, Kan.) and the Western Surfing Association in partnership with Salt Life (Los Angeles). Now through Friday, 8/25 – fans that purchase the album at DrakeWhite.com/GivingtheDream will have $5 of the purchase donated to a charity of choice. For more information on Drake’s ongoing “Giving the Dream” efforts, click here.

Drake is currently on the road on Zac Brown Band’s BLACK OUT THE SUN TOUR and will join Dierks Bentley’s SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR later this fall. For more dates, visit www.DrakeWhite.com.

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Pre-Order Drake White’s “Spark” NOW!

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Drake White is giving fans a chance an early chance to get his debut album SPARK with a digital pre-order at select online retailers. The foot-stomping, hand-raising, soul-shining album is due out on Dot Records Aug. 19 and features the Top 30-and-climbing “Livin’ the Dream.” Get it here.

White is igniting the SPARK while on the road with Zac Brown Band’s BLACK OUT THE SUN TOUR as he previews new tracks at each stop. Said Taste of Country of the established showman’s live performance, White “…accomplished more during his 30-minute set than some acts do in an hour.”

“It is such a blessing for me to be out on the road and doing what I love,” said White. “SPARK is such a personal album for me, so to be able to share it with fans along the way is very special.”

The Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover produced project was recorded in Nashville and contains 12 tracks, 11 of which White co-wrote. Four instant grat tracks will be available with digital pre-order through the Aug. 19 release.

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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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