Rucker Earns Three Additional Digital Single Certifications
Photo courtesy of John Schultz with the Quad-City Times
Nashville, Tenn. (Thursday, September 1, 2011) – Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker has rejoined Brad Paisley for the H2O II: Wetter and Wilder Tour, which kicked off last week at London’s famed O2 Arena and will continue through Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The entertainers have been receiving rave reviews and having a great time, as noted by The Times (London), Maverick Magazine, and numerous uploaded fan videos showing the pair rocking the stage with Rolling Stones legend and surprise guest Ronnie Wood.
When Rucker returns stateside, he’ll be able to celebrate more than just his first European tour since his days with Hootie, as the singer will be headlining his first U.S. tour beginning this fall. Fans are sure to hear smash hits off both the platinum-selling country debut Learn to Live (2008) and the RIAA-Gold® certified Charleston, SC 1966 (2010), including his five No. 1 singles “Come Back Song” (newly certified Gold), “This” (newly certified Gold), “Alright” (newly certified Platinum), “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” (Gold), “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” (Gold) and Rucker’s latest “I Got Nothin’,” which is currently climbing the Top 25. Joining Rucker for select dates will be Rodney Atkins, Frankie Ballard, Thompson Square, and Justin Moore.
“I haven’t headlined a tour since Hootie, so to say I’m excited is an understatement,” says Rucker. “It has been such an incredible experience to tour with Paisley and Rascal Flatts, and I’ve learned a lot being on the road with them. With this tour, I’m just excited to perform again for our fans, and I’m thrilled to have Rodney, Frankie, Justin, and Thompson Square joining us.”
Frat House line-up announced, including Rio Grand, The Roys, Jason Jones, Ryan Laird, Lucy Angel, Greg Hanna and more!
Twin Lakes, WI (June 22, 2011) – In one month Twin Lakes, WI will become the premiere destination for country music fans, as Country Thunder 2011 kicks off on July 21st! With a stellar line-up including Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, and more, it is gearing up to be the best year yet. Recent additions to the line-up include Her & Kings County, who will take the stage on Saturday at 1:00pm, and southern rockers Blackberry Smoke, and gritty songstress Sonia Leigh, who will both be joining the Zac Brown Band on Friday night.
Birmingham, AL (June 14th, 2011) – A line up of mostly Alabama native stars came together at Birmingham’s BJCC Arena on June 14th to raise money and spirits for those ravaged by recent tornados. On April 27th, over 75% of the state of Alabama was devastated by a bizarre and vicious series of storms.
Among the areas hit especially hard was Tuscaloosa. A remarkable video of that tornado is at the end of this posting.