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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Fifth Annual “Darius And Friends” Benefit Concert And Celebrity Golf Tournament Raised Over $120,000 For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Darius Rucker will be hosting his fifth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert on Monday, June 2 at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville. Featuring performances by Rucker and a star-studded lineup including Clint Black, Eli Young Band, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, Kenny Rogers, Corey Smith and Thompson Square, the sold-out show unofficially kicks off CMA Music Festival Week. All proceeds from the concert will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Additionally, the annual Darius and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament, also benefiting St. Jude, will take place on Tuesday, June 3. Artists and celebrities set to tee off for the cause this year include Colt Ford, Scott Hamilton, JT Hodges, Randy Houser, Tommy John, Charles Kelley, Dustin Lynch, Derek Mason, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Keifer Thompson and more. Since its inception, “Darius and Friends” has raised more than $225,000 for St. Jude through the concert, celebrity golf tournament and charity auction.
“This is one of my favorite events every year and I’m so glad we’re able to support St. Jude for the fifth year in a row,” said Rucker. “St. Jude does such amazing work for young cancer patients and their families, and I’m grateful to all my fellow artists and friends for coming together to have some fun and support such a great cause.”
Rucker is currently on the road headlining his True Believers Tour. For more information, please visit www.DariusRucker.com or connect with Darius on Twitter and Facebook @DariusRucker.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
DARIUS RUCKER RETURNS TO HOST 2014 ACM LIFTING LIVES®
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014 AT TPC LAS VEGAS
AS PART OF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”
FRANKIE BALLARD, CHARLES KELLEY, SCOTTY MCCREERY, JAKE OWEN
AND COLE SWINDELL TO PARTICIPATE IN STAR-STUDDED TOURNAMENT
BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES’ DIANE HOLCOMB EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
The Academy of Country Music announced today that chart-topping country music star and ACM Award nominee Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic—the eighth held since 2004—brings together country music artists Frankie Ballard, Charles Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, and Cole Swindell as well as other members of the music community in a star-studded scramble tournament to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Continue Reading →
Platinum-selling Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker will host his fifth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday, June 2 at the Wildhorse Saloon, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. An exclusive pre-sale for last year’s ticketholders will begin Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. CDT with general on sale opening at 11 a.m. CDT on Saturday, March 21. A fifth consecutive sell-out is inevitable, so fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Prices start at $35 for General Admission and go up to $100 for VIP table options. Tickets will be available through the Wildhorse Saloon box office (615-902-8200 x1), www.WildhorseSaloon.com, and www.DariusRucker.com. Continue Reading →
On March 10th, the annual TJ Martell Honors Gala took place at the beautiful, new Omni Hotel in Nashville. We were able to catch up with Charles “Chip” Esten (Deacon from ABC’s ‘Nashville’), Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Randy Owen, and Blue Sky Riders.
Video only of Red Carpet interviews at the 7th annual ACM Honors held at the Ryman Auditorium. Enjoy!
Country music singer-songwriter Ann Marie is releasing her highly anticipated debut single “Cowboy Up.” Co-penned by Ann Marie and hit songwriter Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean’s “She’s Country” Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester”), “Cowboy Up” showcases Ann Marie’s powerful vocals and lively persona.
Alongside the release of “Cowboy Up,” Ann Marie will be opening for Darius Rucker on Thursday, August 15th in Paso Robles, CA and Friday, August 16th in Lancaster, CA. The music video for “Cowboy Up” is set to be released in September along with Ann Marie’s debut EP.
California native Ann Marie has shared the stage with artists such as Adele, Richard Marx, Brian McKnight and opened for Josh Turner, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Big & Rich and many other celebrated country music artists. The video for “Cowboy Up,” directed by renowned music video producer Shaun Silva (Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts) is set to hit major networks in the fall of 2013. Currently signed to William Morris Endeavor booking agency and Pat Finch Music Publishing/Southern Crossroads Music, Ann Marie can be seen performing at venues across the country. “Cowboy Up” can be downloaded via iTunes and the sneak peak promotional video can be seen here.
4th Annual “Darius And Friends” Benefit Concert and Celebrity Golf Tournament Raised Over $95,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Darius Rucker lit up the stage at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville on June 3 for his fourth annual “Darius And Friends” concert to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital presented by Transitions® lenses and Visionworks®. The concert, auction and golf tournament raised $95,260 to help St. Jude provide the best care possible to children with cancer at no cost to their families.
The benefit concert line-up included an introduction from GAC’s Suzanne Alexander and performances from Luke Bryan, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Radney Foster, Mallary Hope, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch and Justin Moore. Joel Crouse, who is opening 16 stadium dates for Taylor Swift this summer, was a surprise guest. The artists treated the audience to a few of their own hits before singing a cover duet with Rucker – all backed by Rucker’s band, the Carolina Grey Boys. Rucker then invited all of his friends on stage for a group rendition of Hank Williams, Jr. classic “Family Tradition” before he closed out the night with an encore performance of his two-week No. 1 hit single “Wagon Wheel” from his chart topping May 21 album, True Believers.
Fourth Annual “Darius And Friends” Concert Monday, Jun 3 at Wildhorse Saloon
Luke Bryan, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch and Justin Moore will join Platinum-selling Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker for his sold-out, fourth annual “Darius And Friends” benefit concert on Monday, June 3 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. Proceeds from the event go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“I always look forward to this event each year, and I’m so happy to have Luke, Sam, John, Randy, Dustin, Justin, and of course my hero, Radney, join me to help raise funds for St. Jude,” said Rucker. “A few years ago I visited the St. Jude campus in Memphis and instantly became a ‘true believer’ in everyone there and the work they do to help treat kids and cure disease. I am happy to help raise funds for such a worthwhile cause and thrilled that some of my friends can join me.”
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