Darius Rucker reveals 2014 True Believers tour with the Eli Young Band and David Nail

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 It’s been a record year for Darius Rucker. Arguably one of the most applauded singles of the year, “Wagon Wheel” has helped the platinum-selling entertainer earn multiple nominations from the CMA and ACA Awards. Fans of his third chart-topping country album, True Believers, can catch Rucker out on the road next year performing nationwide, featuring the Eli Young Band with special guest David Nail.
 
The tour will kick off January 29, 2014 in Champaign, Ill. at State Farm Center with tickets going on sale beginning Nov. 15. An exclusive pre-sale will be available beginning Nov. 7 on dariusrucker.com. Rucker is teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity and CMT One Country to offer premium seats to benefit the USO and Pattison's Academy — available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com

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Chart Roundup – Week of August 10th, 2013

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Well folks, it’s happened. Florida Georgia Line have
surpassed the record for number of consecutive weeks spent at #1 on Hot Country
Songs with ‘Cruise’. They are the all-time record holders (Jason
Scott, one of our writers, had a rant about this today
). In addition, ‘Cruise’
is #1 on Country Digital Songs, and their album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ is
still #1 on Top Country Albums.  Their
latest single, ‘Round Here’ is at #6 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs,
and #12 on Country Airplay, while ‘Get Your Shine On’ remains popular at #20 on
Country Digital Songs and #22 on Hot Country Songs. Basically, in a short space
of time, they’ve taken over the genre.

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Darius Rucker ‘Radio’ – Review

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As is natural with any single following a bonafide hit,
there is pressure on ‘Radio’ to top the huge success of ‘Wagon Wheel’. Designed
to be a standard mainstream summer song, it pretty much delivers on that
account, although no real prizes for originality can be given out on this
occasion. With ‘Radio’, the teen driving/summer love song is given a very
slight variation in focusing on the use of the radio to find and listen to
music where there was no other access. Lines such as “Hey y’all be quiet, that’s
my favorite song” in the bridge add a conversational and situational tone to a
set of lyrics steeped in convention.

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Chart Roundup – Week of August 3rd, 2013

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The Band Perry are the stars of this week’s chart roundup,
as they can add another radio #1 to the list with ‘DONE.’. Elsewhere they’re
not managing to break the monopoly on the top 10, however, falling one place to
#11 on Hot Country Songs and all the way to #21 on Country Digital Songs. ‘Pioneer’
rises 4 places to #7 on Top Country Albums. Florida Georgia Line naturally head
this aforementioned monopoly with ‘Cruise’, breaking record after record with their
run at #1 across Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs that continues
this week, with their album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’, also holding out at the
top. Their newest single ‘Round Here’ is at #12 on Country Airplay, #7 on Hot
Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and their previous single ‘Get Your
Shine On’ is still performing, now at
#20 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs.

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Chart Roundup – Week of July 27th, 2013

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As if it were a surprise to anyone, the force that is
Florida Georgia Line remains at #1 on Hot Country Songs yet again this week
with ‘Cruise’(remix featuring Nelly). In addition, it remains at #1 on Country
Digital Songs too, while their latest single ‘Round Here’ is at #6 on the same
chart, #16 on Country Airplay and #8 on Hot Country Songs. Their album ‘Here’s
To The Good Times’ stays at #1. Could it become a possibility that they end up
holding both the #1 and #2 spots on the sales charts? Quite easily, in a couple
of weeks’ time.

Blake Shelton also stands in the running for the soundtrack
of the summer, ‘Boys Round Here’ (featuring Pistol Annies and friends) at #2 on
Country Digital Songs, but falling to #4 on Hot Country Songs, while his latest
single ‘Mine Would Be You’ not yet charting on Country Airplay top 25. In
contrast, Hunter Hayes is still rising with ‘I Want Crazy’, taking the #2 spot on
Hot Country Songs this week while he holds onto #3 on Country Digital Songs. He
stays at #6 on Country Airplay, and #4 on Top Country Albums with the ‘Encore’
edition of his self-titled debut album, which still lags behind Blake Shelton’s
‘Based On A True Story…’, standing strong at #2.

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Chart Roundup – Week of July 20th, 2013

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I think most country fans are looking for the charts to get
more interesting now as most of them have come to a standstill this week.
Florida Georgia Line are still at #1 (does it even need to be said?) with their
‘Cruise’ remix on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and ‘Here’s To
The Good Times’ remains at #1 on Top Country Albums. Meanwhile, their new
single ‘Round Here’ is climbing up in the wake of its predecessor’s success, at
#7 on Country Digital Songs, #19 on Country Airplay and #13 on Hot Country
Songs. It seems likely that before long it too will reach #1.

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Darius Rucker heads to Today show to debut new single (from the mailbag)

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On the heels of his RIAA Platinum-selling, two-week No. 1 smash single, “Wagon
Wheel,” Capitol recording artist Darius Rucker heads to New
York City, N.Y. to debut “Radio,” the second release off his latest album TRUE
BELIEVERS, which debuted at No. 1 in May.  In preparation for the “Radio”
release, Rucker will make appearances and perform the single on NBC’s “Today
Show” and CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” airing this Thursday, July 11. (Check local listings
for times.) 
 
“Radio”
officially hits country airwaves Monday, July
22. 

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Chart Roundup – Week of July 6th, 2013

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With the release of Hunter Hayes’ ‘Encore’ edition of his
self-titled debut album (the deluxe edition in laymen’s terms), has rocketed
the country pop singer back to the top of Top Country Albums, while the lead
single off the record, ‘I Want Crazy’ is now at #3 on Hot Country Songs and
Country Digital Songs. If that wasn’t enough, it’s now also at #7 on Country
Airplay. Leading that chart is Jake Owen with ‘Anywhere With You’, which is
down to #8 on Hot Country Songs and #22 on Country Digital Songs.

#1 on Country Digital Songs is Florida Georgia Line, with ‘Cruise’
(featuring Nelly), that is also #1 on Hot Country Songs for yet another week. ‘Here’s
To the Good Times’ is at #2 on Top Country Albums. This duo seem unstoppable,
even by Blake Shelton, who remains at #2 on both charts this week with ‘Boys
Round Here’ (featuring Pistol Annies). The song has dropped down to #4 on
Country Airplay, however, after being last week’s #1. His album, ‘Based On A
True Story…’, also stays at #3 this week. Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’ is
holding out too, down to #4 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs
while ‘True Believers’ is at #4 on Top Country Albums.

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