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Rucker scores fifth straight number one single

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 – Darius Rucker scored his fifth chart-topping single this week with This, the second single from his 2010 release "Charleston, SC 1966."

Zac Brown Band had been number one with Colder Weather.

"When we set out to record this album, we tried to choose songs that would mean something to the fans," said Rucker. "The single, This, was a song I never thought would be a single, but that just shows you the power of the fans because they were the ones requesting it, downloading it and playing it for their friends. It's their support that has made my career in country music possible."

Rucker will make TV appearances to perform next week in New York City including TODAY Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Wendy Williams Show and a benefit concert "Live From Home with Darius Rucker" at Housing Works' Bookstore Café located at 126 Crosby St

Rucker tour dates are:

April 26 New York, NY Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

April 28 Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield Fox Theater

April 29 Henderson, NV Sunset Station Hotel Casino

April 30 Indio, CA Empire Polo Field
May 5 Newark, OH Midland Theatre
May 6 Windsor, CA Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
May 7 South Bend, IN Morris
May 11 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Tournament Players Club Sawgrass
May 12 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheater
May 14 St. Petersburg, FL Tropicana Field
May 15 Fort Myers, FL Lakes Park
May 28 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
June 4 Comstock, NE Comstock Country Music Festival
June 5 Hampton Roads, VA Patriotic Festival at Virginia Beach
June 6 Nashville, TN The Wildhorse Saloon (Darius & Friends Benefit Concert for St. Jude)
June 10 Winsted, MN Winstock Country Music Festival
June 16 Ashland, KY Paramount Arts Center
June 17 Roanoke Rapids, NC Rapids Jam Music Festival
June 18 Rome, GA Ridge Ferry Park
June 23 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
June 24 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
June 25 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
June 26 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
July 09 Fort Loramie, OH Hickory Hill Lakes
July 14 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
July 15 Atchison, KS Warnock Lake Park
July 17 Craven, CA Craven Country Jamboree
July 20 Red Deer, AB, CA Enmax Centrium
July 23 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder
July 24 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
July 31 Sweet Home, OR Oregon Jamboree
Aug.04 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
Aug.05 Prairie Du Chien, WI St. Feriole Island
Aug.06 Detroit Lakes, MN WE Fest
Aug.25 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
Aug.27 Danville, VA Carrington Pavilion
Aug.28 Easton, PA State Theatre Center For the Arts
Sept. 1 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Sept. 2 Lancaster, PA American Music Theater
Sept. 3 Westbury, NY NYCB THEATRE

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Southern Style CD review - Southern Style
Although opener "Homegrown Honey" has a few hip-hip sonic elements fueling it, "Southern Style" is a fairly traditional - well, as traditional as Darius Rucker can get - album. "Homegrown Honey," along with the title cut and "Half Full Dixie Cup," make a play for Rucker's Southern credentials, and for the most part support these claims. Rucker is an easygoing vocalist, and this latest effort goes down smoothly. It's still taboo for country »»»
Home for the Holidays CD review - Home for the Holidays
When it came time for Darius Rucker to throw his hat into the holiday album ring, he was clearly aiming for the old school, traditional realm of such things. The heavy orchestration for these 12 songs hearkens back to the days when crooners like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra tracked Christmas projects, rather than anything that might pass for country. With that said, though, Rucker represents himself quite well with this traditional album of (mostly) familiar Christmas songs. »»»
True Believers CD review - True Believers
Darius Rucker remains a great singer. He still has that smiling South Carolina party boy delivery that made him Hootie The Hitmaker. His guitarist, J.T. Corenflos, knows how to knock out a solo or two and his producer, Frank Rogers, does admirable work surrounding D-Ruck's voice with just the right amount of compression. So why is this the front runner for Most Boring Country Album of 2013? Well, for starters, the songs suck. The lyrics are so insipid they make the dialogue from a Hannah »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: No joke, banjo man Pikelny excels – To most sound-minded individuals, the notion of a solo banjo concert is mildly daunting. Banjo jokes are second only to lawyer jokes in the American zeitgeist, so Noam Pikelny, a master banjo player doubtless knows what he is getting into when he presents his "One Man, One Banjo" tour. Pikelny's playing answers all questions.... »»»
Concert Review: Not playing the hit proves no problem for Bingham – Ryan Bingham may always end up being best known for collaborating with T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the 2009 film starring Jeff Bridges, particularly "The Weary Kind." That would not be a surprise given that he won a Grammy and Oscar for the song. One would, therefore, think that "The Weary Kind" would be one of those... »»»
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