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Darius Rucker to Sit Down for The Big Interview with Dan Rather

Darius Rucker and Dan Rather AXS TV The Big Interview

Darius Rucker sits down with legendary newsman Dan Rather for an in-depth, hour-long interview about his successful country music career on AXS TV’s popular series The Big Interview, Monday, April 21st at 8pE/5pP. During their candid discussion, Rucker reflects on his critical success and popularity in the country music community, shares his views on the state of country music today, and talks at length about the importance of family themes to his music.

As the interview continues, Rucker digs into his past, discussing subjects such as his transition from rock to country and childhood growing up in Charleston, S.C. Rucker also touches on his extensive philanthropic efforts with the “Musicians on Call” program and his “Monday After the Masters” celebrity pro-am golf tournament supporting the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation.

Luke Bryan Earns 7 Billboard Music Award Nominations


With help from pop R&B singer Jason Derulo live this morning on “Good Morning America,” Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, today announced the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, honoring the year’s most successful artists in 40 categories. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18th, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET, with performances from music’s biggest stars.

Derulo appeared in the 8:00 AM ET hour of “Good Morning America” today, to announce his participation as a performer in this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Derulo also announced five of the 40 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Country Artist.

Luke Bryan leads all country acts with seven entries in six categories, including an appearance as a finalist in the overall Top Male Artist grouping taking on Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars.

The country nominees are:

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM: Luke Bryan Crash My Party

TOP DUO/GROUP: Florida Georgia Line





Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift

Florida Georgia Line

Darius Rucker


Garth Brooks: Blame it All On My Roots

Luke Bryan: Crash My Party

Florida Georgia Line: Here’s to the Good Times

The Robertsons: Duck the Halls

Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM: Alan Jackson Precious Memories Volume II


Luke Bryan ” Crash My Party”

Luke Bryan “That’s My Kind of Night”

Darius Rucker “Wagon Wheel”

Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly “Cruise”

Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies “Boys Round Here”


Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

As previously announced, the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet, will be given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year. The six finalists for this special editorial award were announced earlier last week on – they are: Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood. Fans can vote for their favorite Milestone artist online at and can enter a contest for a chance to win an opportunity to present the award live at this year’s event alongside global music superstar and Billboard Music Award winner Kelly Rowland.

“I’m really looking forward to presenting the Chevrolet Milestone Award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. I love being able to recognize fellow artists for their accomplishments and having the opportunity to present with a fan will make the evening that much more exciting!” said Kelly Rowland.

The six finalists will be narrowed down to three finalists, who will be announced on the website on April 21st. Voting will then continue through the first two hours of the live 2014 Billboard Music Awards broadcast, culminating with the announcement of the award winner during the last hour of the show.

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Darius Rucker and Cassadee Pope Take on the Nation Anthem For NCAA Games – VIDEO

Previous winner of “The Voice,” Cassadee Pope, will sing the national anthem before the NCAA women’s basketball championship game. UConn will take on Notre Dame tonight.

Darius Rucker got a reminder of his past when he took the floor to sing the national anthem at last night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game. As he was being introduced, one fan at Cowboys Stadium shouted out “Hootie!”

Darius Rucker Hosts ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic

49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic

Earlier yesterday, chart-topping country music star and ACM Award nominee Darius Rucker hosted the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the third consecutive year. The ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic—the eighth held since 2004—brought together country music artists Frankie Ballard, David Nail, Charles Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen and Cole Swindell as well as other members of the music community. This star-studded scramble tournament helped raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need in the music industry.

49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic

The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic took place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,”leading up to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards last night.

Photos Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM

2014 ACM Awards Red Carpet Pictures

Taylor Swift

Luke Bryan

The Band Perry

BLake and Miranda

Darius Rucker

Kacey Musgraves

Kellie Pickler

Dierks Bentley

Carrie Underwood

Keith URban


Tim and Faith

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