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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

Photo Credit: Jim Wright

Photo Credit: Jim Wright

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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Darius Rucker To Announce Final Nominees For “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” On Wednesday, Sept. 3 On “Good Morning America” Live From New York City

CMA AwardsSun up to sun down, the announcement of the final nominees for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will take over New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 3 with host and CMA Award winner Darius Rucker. Continue Reading →

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Fifth Annual “Darius And Friends” Benefit Concert And Celebrity Golf Tournament Raised Over $120,000 For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Darius Rucker helps St. Jude patient Ian Miller perfect his golf swing at the annual "Darius And Friends" Golf Tournament on June 3 Photo Credit: Randi Radcliff

Darius Rucker helps St. Jude patient Ian Miller perfect his golf swing at the annual “Darius And Friends” Golf Tournament on June 3
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Three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker returned to the stage of the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville on Monday, June 2 for his fifth annual “Darius And Friends” concert to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The concert, auction and golf tournament raised a combined total of $122,490 to help St. Jude provide the best care possible to children with cancer at no cost to their families. Continue Reading →

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