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A Thousand Horses Hits the Road with Darius Rucker

Photographer: Joseph Llanes

Photographer: Joseph Llanes

More than a million fans watched A Thousand Horses rock Fox & Friends last Thursday.

The group performed their record-breaking debut single “Smoke” from their forthcoming album, Southernality, out June 9, on the Fox News Network morning show before kicking off Darius Rucker’s Southern Style Tour in Holmdel, N.J. Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed the band outside the Fox studios in New York before the “Smoke” performance, which can be seen here. The group returned 24 hours later to back Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” on the show. See that soulful performance here. “Smoke” is currently No. 4 and climbing on the charts.

Band members Michael Hobby, Zach Brown, Bill Satcher and Graham DeLoach made their television debut Monday on NBC’s Today. That performance can be seen here. And the cherry on top of an already awesome week? A CMT Music Awards nomination for Group of the Year for “Smoke.”

“Man, what an incredible week,” said lead singer Hobby.  “We were looking forward to our two national television performances, but were totally surprised by the CMT nomination. It’s an awesome feeling to know our music is connecting with the fans.”

The song has helped the group embark on one of the most exciting debuts in recent country music memory. A Thousand Horses set a record for initial charting of a first single and the song about a love interest whose presence you just can’t shake continues to climb toward No. 1. Fans who want a preview of more can pre-order Southernality on iTunes and receive six downloads immediately, including “Smoke.”

ATH will play the CMA Music Festival in June in Nashville and a handful of select festival appearances along with their Southern Style Tour appearances. For more information or to buy tickets, visit or follow @athousandhorses on Twitter.

Darius Rucker Awards House to Veteran

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Darius Rucker has given away a house to a U.S. military veteran. Darius gave the keys to Daniel Branham of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Wednesday’s “Today” show.

Darius will give away 11 homes during his summer tour. Branham served 15 months in Iraq with the U.S. Army. He was wounded by improvised explosives and drove to rescue nine fellow soldiers from a gas attack.

The home giveaway is funded through a partnership with Wells Fargo and is also sponsored by Wal-Mart, the Military Warriors Support Foundation and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s Project Rebuild.

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

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