Yesterday, Darius Rucker stopped by the Today Show to perform a few tunes for the fans including “Homegrown Honey,” “Southern Style” and “Wagon Wheel.” Check it out!
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As Darius Rucker, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman have learned, sometimes you walk out of the writing room with more than just a hit song. Friends before they teamed up, the three songwriters of Rucker’s No. 1 country hit, “Homegrown Honey,” now have a bond few others get to experience.
The trio celebrated the success of “Homegrown Honey,” the first single off Rucker’s fourth chart-topping country album, Southern Style, on Monday, Aug. 24 at the hip Corsair Distillery and William Collier’s Room at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Tenn.
“Every song I’ve ever written that I love immensely or became a big hit, there’s a bond there,” Rucker told reporters. “You remember sitting in that room, and we all do it all the time. We all sit in a room and we write thousands of songs a year and we punch them in. There’s all these songs in Nashville and you were in a room with two other guys, and here it is the most-played song in our business. That creates a bond that’s lasting, that’s unbelievable. When you see each other, you shake hands and giggle.”
Both Rucker and Kelley told the crowd how excited they were to celebrate Chapman’s first No. 1 hit as a songwriter (he has earned several as a producer, most notably for Taylor Swift). The song was produced by Frank Rogers and is Rucker’s seventh No. 1.
The song, illustrated by a video shot in Rucker’s native Charleston, S.C. and around the world, is about a young woman who leaves her hometown on a quest of discovery. Rucker has been on his own travels recently, journeying to Nashville to tape a Country Music Association edition of PBS’ Front & Center. Later this week, he’ll wrap the first leg of his Southern Style Tour, which has drawn more than 700,000 fans to date, after an appearance Friday morning on TODAY’s Toyota Concert Series at Rockefeller Center in New York.
After that, he’ll be appearing Sept. 9 on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, then kicks off the fall leg of the Southern Style Tour on Oct. 8 in Chicago with David Nail and A Thousand Horses as support. Rucker’s latest single, the title cut from his latest Capitol Records Nashville release, is currently climbing the charts at country radio.
Pictured (L-R, front row): “Homegrown Honey” co-writers Charles Kelley, Darius Rucker and Nathan Chapman; (back row): Warner/Chappell’s BJ Hill, ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, UMG’s Mike Dungan, BMI’s Jody Williams, UMPG’s Ron Stuve and producer Frank Rogers. Photo: Ed Rode
Nashville fans, tickets for the upcoming CMA Songwriter Series shows at Marathon Music Works are on sale NOW! Each show will be taped for the critically acclaimed television series “Front and Center.” Darius Rucker & Friends will take the stage at 6:30 PM, followed by a second show featuring Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Dunn & Friends at 9:30 PM.
There’s only a limited supply of tickets still available, order now before they sell out!
The critically-acclaimed television series “Front and Center” will film two brand-new episodes of the CMA Songwriters Series on Monday, Aug. 24th at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. CMA Award winner and Grand Ole Opry member Darius Rucker will take the stage at 6:30 PM/CT, followed by a very special pairing of Country Music icon Ronnie Dunn and reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge at 9:30 PM/CT. Limited tickets are available to the public at http://tinyurl.com/qjy6cyg for the Darius Rucker performance and at http://tinyurl.com/nzysxdu for the Ronnie Dunn and Brett Eldredge show.
An award-winning songwriter himself, Rucker will be joined on stage by an illustrious group of songwriters including Casey Beathard, Nathan Chapman, Chris Dubois, Ashley Gorley, Tim James, Charles Kelley, Clay Mills, Frank Rogers, and Rivers Rutherford. Collectively, they are responsible for some of Rucker’s biggest hits including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.”
Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Rucker has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart. The three-time Grammy winner’s most recent album, Southern Style, features his latest No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Kelley of Lady Antebellum, and Chapman.
The night will also feature a one-of-a-kind taping with CMA New Artist of the Year Eldredge, who will be joined on stage, for the first time ever by his longtime musical influence Dunn of the legendary CMA Award-winning duo Brooks & Dunn. The show will feature appearances by songwriters Tony Martin, Wendall Mobley, Neil Thrasher, and Craig Wiseman, in addition to Dunn’s performance of some of his best-loved No. 1 hits and the lead single from his forthcoming third solo album Ain’t No Trucks In Texas (Nash Icon Records).
Eldredge is set to perform songs from his debut album Bring You Back which yielded the No. 1 hits “Don’t Ya,” “Beat of the Music,” and “Mean to Me.” He will also perform his hit single “Lose My Mind,” currently Top 10 and climbing, and other songs from his upcoming sophomore album Illinois, out Sept. 11. He will be joined onstage by songwriters Ross Copperman, Tom Douglas, Travis Hill, and Heather Morgan.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Dunn first hit the Country Music scene in 1990 with Kix Brooks as part of the multi-Platinum selling duo Brooks & Dunn. The Country powerhouses went on to chart 50 singles on the Billboard Country charts, 20 of which were No. 1 hits, win 17 CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards. Since launching his solo career in 2011, Dunn, whose self-titled debut solo album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and No. 5 on the Billboard 200 charts, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.
“Front and Center” is the critically-acclaimed, original one-hour concert series that airs commercial-free on public television. Now in its sixth season, the show has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, Country Music Association, and American Music Award winners rock icons and multi-Platinum sellers including Dierks Bentley, Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Jack Johnson, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, The Fray, Train, Keith Urban, and more.
“Front and Center” is a production of Front and Center Entertainment, LLC in association with WLIW21 for WNET, and distributed by American Public Television.
For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.