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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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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 »»»
Charleston, SC 1966 CD review - Charleston, SC 1966
It's a nifty trick to sell more than 20 million records over the course of 20 years, and follow it all with a CMA for New Artist of the Year. But Darius Rucker's career has defied convention more than once. There was a time in the '90s that Rucker's rich baritone, fronting Hootie and the Blowfish, was inescapable on mainstream radio. And with 2008's "Learn to Live", his country debut, he caught lightning in a bottle again: a number 1 record and 4 hit singles. »»»
Learn to Live CD review - Learn to Live
Darius Rucker is making the plunge into country after years spent leading Hootie & the Blowfish. Unlike some others who enter the country field late in their music life, Rucker attempts at times to keep a country sound. That is particularly true on "All I Want," although the tonker would have been best handled by someone like Dwight Yoakam since Rucker comes off as more of a dabbler than a dyed in the wool traditionalist. Rucker's voice is his strong suit. He always has had a very »»»
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: It's closing time for Philly Folk with Wainwright, Steep Canyon Rangers – Philadelphia Folk Festival Old Pool Farm, Schwenksville, PA August 17, 2014 (Sunday) With five smaller stages going simultaneously and featuring various combinations of the hired talent, it's literally impossible to see everything at the 53rd Philadelphia Folk Festival on closing day, and choosing wisely involves considerable time looking... »»»
Concert Review: Yes, Town Mountain is "really good" – Town Mountain exited the stage after concluding its regular set, and when the applause demanded the deserved encore, a fan yelled out "You guys are really good." That the mainly Asheville, N.C.-based bluegrass quintet demonstrated time and again. Town Mountain merged bluegrass and country sounds with enough alterations during the 81-minute... »»»
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