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Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker Unite For 2018 Tour

Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning and current nominees Lady Antebellum and three-time GRAMMY award-winner Darius Rucker announced today that they will head out on the road together for their co-headlining SUMMER PLAYS ON TOUR, kicking off on July 19 in Toronto, ON. The trio and Rucker share a long-time friendship and touring history, setting the tone for a fun-filled stint across the country and Canada, for which special guest Russell Dickerson has been invited to join.  With dozens of No. one hits between them the tour offers a playlist-worthy night for fans which will also include spontaneous collaborations throughout the evening. Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 26 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com and additional dates will continue to rollout over the coming weeks. Live Nation is the national tour promoter.  Citi® is the official credit card of the SUMMER PLAYS ON TOUR.  Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi® Private Pass, Citi’s Entertainment Access Program.  For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com
 
“For us as a band, being out on the road together is where it all comes to life,” said Charles Kelley.  “Darius is one of our closest friends, and so we just feel really excited to get to share this tour and those memories on and off stage with him. There’s no doubt that it’s going to be a total blast and we’re thrilled to have Russell out with us too this summer – we’re already brainstorming ways to shake things up and make each night all about just being in the moment.”
 
“Reuniting this summer and heading back out on the road with my friends Lady Antebellum feels like a home away from home,” said Rucker. “It’s going to be an incredible summer, and I can’t wait to see y’all out there!”
 
SUMMER PLAYS ON TOUR DATES: 
7/19/18    Toronto, ON                    Budweiser Stage
7/20/18    Cleveland, OH                Blossom Music Center
7/21/18    Darien Center, NY*         Darien Lake Amphitheater
7/26/18    Bethel, NY                       Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/27/18    Gilford, NH                      Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/28/18    Hartford, CT                    XFINITY Theatre
8/2/18      Columbia, MD**              Merriweather Post Pavilion 
8/3/18      Holmdel, NJ                    P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
8/4/18      Wantagh, NY                  Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/16/18    Mountain View, CA         Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/17/18    Sacramento, CA             Toyota Amphitheatre
8/19/18    Seattle, WA                     White River Amphitheatre
8/23/18    Phoenix, AZ                    Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/24/18    Irvine, CA                        FivePoint Amphitheater
8/25/18    San Diego, CA                Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/6/18      Cincinnati, OH                Riverbend Music Center
9/7/18      Clarkston, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/8/18      Pittsburgh, PA                 KeyBank Pavilion
9/13/18    St. Louis, MO                  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/14/18    Indianapolis, IN               Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
9/15/18    Chicago, IL                      Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/20/18    Virginia Beach, VA          Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/21/18    Philadelphia, PA              BB&T Pavilion
9/22/18    Mansfield, MA                 Xfinity Center
9/27/18    Alpharetta, GA*               Verizon Amphitheatre
9/28/18    Tampa, FL                       MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/29/18    West Palm Beach, FL     Coral Sky Amphitheatre.
10/4/18    Raleigh, NC                    Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
10/5/18    Charlotte, NC                  PNC Music Pavilion
10/6/18    Bristow, VA                     Jiffy Lube Live

*Lady Antebellum only
**I.M.P Concerts show

Currently nominated for GRAMMY “Best Country Album” and “Best Country Duo/Group Performance,” Lady Antebellum recently released the title track from their No. One selling album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville). The new single from the multi-PLATINUM trio provides “a bedrock for the entire record” (Paste) as “Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence” (NPR) with “a touch of darkness and a clever play on words” (Rolling Stone). HEART BREAK follows more than 18 million album units, nine No. 1 hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMYs, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
 
Rucker first attained multi-Platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released five consecutive chart-topping albums and earned a whole new legion of fans. Rucker’s Platinum-certified debut country album Learn To Live and follow-up album Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles, “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” In 2012, he achieved a lifelong dream when he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and won his third career GRAMMY award in 2014 for his 4x Platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his True Believers album. Southern Style, his fourth studio country album, includes No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. His latest album on Capitol Nashville, When Was The Last Time features Rucker’s eighth No. 1 on country radio, “If I Told You.” The album’s second single, “For The First Time,” is currently Top 25 and climbing the country charts. 
 

Breakout country artist and People Magazine’s “One to Watch,” Nashville-based Russell Dickerson continues to overtake airwaves and arenas with his Top 5 GOLD single “Yours,” repeatedly called the “biggest love song of the year,” off his debut album by the same name. The “hypnotic” (CMT) crooner kicks off what promises to be his landmark year as Billboard’s No.1_Emerging_Artist, a Spotify RISE artist and CMT’s 18 for 2018. With a deep appreciation for and responsibility to his loyal fan following, Dickerson understands the importance of real connectivity, spending as much time as he can on the road in front of the people who made him the #1 country pre-order for weeks (2017 saw tour billings that included Thomas Rhett’s “Home Team” Tour and Florida Georgia Line’s “Smooth” tour, and finished with his first headlining tour). His EP premiered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker Chart and No. 2 on iTunes Country chart, with “Yours” clocking over 100 million streams to date. The singer and songwriter is the launch artist on Triple Tigers Records, a joint venture with Sony Music. Dickerson’s “Blue Tacoma” was also recently featured in the tenth installment of the “X-Men” film franchise, “Logan”. @russelled | www.russelldickerson.com

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Darius Rucker Celebrates 8th #1 Hit, “If I Told You”, And Previews New Music

Music industry and friends gathered at the newly-unveiled entertainment venue Topgolf this week to celebrate Darius Rucker’s 8th number one hit song, “If I Told You”.

The three-time GRAMMY winner celebrated the current hit off his forthcoming album alongside the songwriters: Ross Copperman (BMI), Shane McAnally (GMR) and Jon Nite (ASCAP).

Following the presentation of the awards, guests were treated to a full band preview of his 5th studio album entitled, ‘When Was The Last Time’, set to release on October 20th.  Rucker became the first artist, along with his band the Carolina Grey Boys, to play a full set at the new venue and entertained the crowd with several new songs.  He closed out the set with his rendition of an old favorite, “Wagon Wheel”.

Fans who pre-order Darius Rucker’s new album will also receive the instant grat track, “Don’t”.

We can’t wait to hear more from the chart-topping country singer!

Afterwards, all guests were invited to stick around and try their hand at knocking a few golfballs out at the lit targets on the large driving range as a special preview of Topgolf before opening to the public on September 22nd.

About Darius Rucker
Rucker first attained multi-Platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his 4x Platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his album, True Believers. Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Southern Style, his fourth studio country album, features his seventh No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. Rucker’s last single, “If I Told You,” is his eighth No. 1 on country radio and the first cut from When Was The Last Time, his forthcoming fifth album for Capitol Nashville, due out October 20.

 

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Star-Studded “CMT Crossroads With GRAMMY® Award-Winning Group Earth, Wind & Fire And Friends Premieres Friday, June 23 At 10pm ET/PT

GRAMMY® Award winning band Earth, Wind & Fire teams up with some of country’s biggest stars when “CMT Crossroads: Earth, Wind & Fire And Friends” premieres Friday, June 23 at 10 PM ET/PT. Joined by friends including Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts,Martina McBride, Dan + Shay, Sara Evans andDrake White, the unforgettable night of electric collaborations took place on the first-ever outdoor “CMT Crossroads” stage from downtown Nashville.

Showcasing Earth, Wind & Fire’s successful catalogue of timeless hits, the musical event drew a packed crowd to downtown Nashville where the iconic funk band proved the ability of their music to transcend any era or genre. Earth, Wind & Fire performed eight of their top singles including classics “Shining Star,” “After The Love Has Gone” and “September.”

To watch Earth, Wind & Fire’s performance of “September” with Lady Antebellum, visit CMT.com. For downloadable photos from the entire show, visit CMTpress.com.

“CMT Crossroads” is produced by Tom Forrest with John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux executive producing for CMT.

Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most innovative and influential contemporary music forces of the 20th century. With a signature sound beyond category and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet the band has impacted the history of music and pop culture for over four decades. EWF has sold over 90 million recordings earning them a solid spot as one of the all-time bestselling music artists. Rolling Stone and VH1 ranked Earth, Wind & Fire on their lists of the Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll. Originating from Chicago in 1969, EWF’s career achievements include a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000), a total of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. EWF classic songs have remained staples for last few generations including the hits, “September,” “Shining Star,” “That’s the Way of The World” and “Boogie Wonderland.” Earth, Wind & Fire’s music continues to influence music with artists ranging from Drake, Kayne West, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and more. Founded by music genius Maurice White; EWF’s co-founders Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson continue to tour and perform to sold-out audiences around the world.

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment. CMT, CMT.com and CMTRadio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music, CMT App, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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2015 CMA Country Christmas

Jennifer Nettles CMA Country ChristmasTonight at 8pm/central on ABC, prepare to be dazzled and singing along with some of your favorite stars as CMA brings us the new annual tradition since 2010: CMA Country Christmas!
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Josh Wolf And Darius Rucker Agree “That’s A Really Good Question” On CMT’s The Josh Wolf Show

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Country superstar Darius Rucker stopped by CMT’s The Josh Wolf Show recently as a special guest panelist, where he discussed weird-but-true headlines of the day with Josh and his friends. Darius also joined Josh and Jiffy in singing “That’s a Really Good Question.”

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DARIUS RUCKER DEBUTS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE NO. 1 COUNTRY ALBUM WITH SOUTHERN STYLE

imageCapitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker celebrates his fourth consecutive No. 1 country album debut with Southern Styletopping the Billboard Country albums chart.  Rucker’s first three country albums, True  Believers,Charleston, SC 1966 and Learn To Live all topped the Billboard Country albums chart and the four albums have produced seven No. 1 singles including “Homegrown Honey,” “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” and the Grammy Award winning “Wagon Wheel.” 

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Darius Rucker Announces Sixth Annual “Darius And Friends” Benefit Concert For June 8, 2015

imageFor the sixth year in a row, Platinum-selling country artist Darius Rucker will host his annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday, June 8 at the Wildhorse Saloon, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The event has received an overwhelming response in past years, with consistent sellouts and over $439,000 raised in total, and fans have come to look forward to kicking off CMA Fest with Rucker and his friends. Friends performing with Darius in past years have included Luke Bryan, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann and Kenny Rogers, among others. The lineup for this year’s event will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Darius Rucker Premieres Original Holiday Tune on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, Dec. 22

imageThree-time GRAMMY award winning entertainer Darius Rucker will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, Dec. 22, performing his original holiday song, “What God Wants For Christmas.” The tune appears on Rucker’s first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, released on October 27 on Capitol Records Nashville. Rucker co-wrote “What God Wants For Christmas” along with the other original, “Candy Cane Christmas,” for the 12-track album, which also features holiday standards such as “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.”

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Darius Rucker Releases Christmas Album

imageThree-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker is releasing his first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, today, October 27. Produced by Frank Rogers, the 12-track album includes Rucker’s unique spin on holiday classics such as “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” as well as two original songs, “Candy Cane Christmas” and “What God Wants For Christmas” that Rucker co-wrote. Among the album’s highlights is the seasonal favorite, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” featuring special guest Sheryl Crow.

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Darius Rucker Releases New Single “Homegrown Honey” From Upcoming Fourth Country Album

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Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker released his new single, “Homegrown Honey,” to Country radio today.  “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. Continue Reading →

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