Darius Rucker on Small Town Blessings

When Darius Rucker was growing up in Charleston, SC, his mom made sure that he counted his blessings. Probably every day, and especially on Thanksgiving. I caught up with Rucker at the WUSN Stars & Strings benefit show in Chicago last week, and we talked about carrying on that kind of grateful tradition. “When I... Read more »

How Darius Rucker Felt About “Hold My Hand”

When the Country Music Association called Darius Rucker and asked if he’d help open the Nov. 8 Awards show with his 1994 hit song “Hold My Hand,” he said he was shocked. “For the song that (Hootie & the Blowfish) played in clubs for years and years to be opening the CMAs — with a... Read more »

Darius Rucker Reflects on His First Decade in Country Music

It’s hard to believe that Darius Rucker‘s platinum country debut Learn to Live turns 10 in 2018. But it’s also hard to remember a time when Rucker’s music wasn’t part of the American consciousness. In his first 30 years in music, he’s won three Grammys and sold millions of albums worldwide as a solo country... Read more »

Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker Set for Australia’s CMC Rocks

Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker will headline Australia’s 2018 CMC Rocks Queensland, running March 16-18 in Ipswich. The initial lineup includes 33 acts from the U.S. and Down Under, with performances by Brett Young, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Dustin Lynch, High Valley, Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Randy Houser, Russell Dickerson and more.... Read more »

Darius Rucker Toasts “If I Told You” at Nashville’s New Topgolf

On Thursday (Sept. 21), Darius Rucker and his record label Capitol Nashville hosted several members of the Music Row community at the city’s new Topgolf to celebrate the five-time Grammy winner’s seventh country No. 1 “If I Told You.” Written by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Jon Nite, “If I Told You” is the first... Read more »

Roman’s College of Country Knowledge: Ashley From Wrigleyville – US 99.5


US 99.5

Roman's College of Country Knowledge: Ashley From Wrigleyville
US 99.5
(Reba); This singer has toured with people like Kip Moore, Sam Hunt and Darius Rucker and has had two #1 hits with “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less.” Who is he? (Michael ray); Carrie Underwood's husband posted a picture of her and ...

Jon Pardi, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay and More Share Top Festival Must-Haves

North America hosts more than 60 country music festivals throughout the year. And their performers are schooled on what to pack for all of them with fanny packs, sunscreen, big hats and cold beer being among the essentials. This weekend, an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown will air backstage interviews with Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker,... Read more »

Darius Rucker’s New Album Promises Special Guests

It’s hard to remember the last time music by Darius Rucker wasn’t part of the soundtrack of American pop culture. Including “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You,” Hootie & the Blowfish hits dominated the radio in the mid-’90s. And since the 2008 debut of Rucker’s first country album, Learn... Read more »

The hits keep coming through Swindell’s round – Quad-Cities Online


Quad-Cities Online

The hits keep coming through Swindell's round
Quad-Cities Online
Swindell knows there are better country-star golfers out there – “Jake Owen, Charles Kelly (of Lady Antebellum), Darius Rucker … and Dustin Lynch and Kip Moore, there are sneaky ones you don't think about” – but he knows he put on a good show for the ...

and more »

Michael Ray Eager to Honor Armed Forces With Fourth of July Show – The Boot


The Boot

Michael Ray Eager to Honor Armed Forces With Fourth of July Show
The Boot
Michael Ray has opened for several of country music's biggest artists, including Kip Moore, Brantley Gilbert and Darius Rucker. But while he is grateful for those opportunities, the singer-songwriter says he is glad he isn't opening for anyone this ...