Rucker goes undercover
Monday, May 8, 2017
– Darius Rucker is going undercover.
Rucker will look for talent in the music field when he appears on "Undercover Boss" this Friday. The CBS show is getting a new twist this year by having known people look for talent in their own field.
Rucker goes to Austin to discover talent. He ran an open mic night, worked as a roadie and strolled along Austin's Sixth Street in search of standout street performers. Rucker was in disguise.
"I've been in the music business for a long time, and this is an experience I will never forget," said Rucker. "Our industry is all about cultivating and sharing great music, so having the opportunity to go undercover and authentically participate in an artist's early days was just incredible."
Rucker's latest single, "If I Told You," is currently on the charts. The song is the first single from his forthcoming fifth album for Capitol Records Nashville.
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