NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Friday, May 17, 2013 – Platinum-selling Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker will release his third country album, True Believers, on Tuesday, May 21. The album, produced by Frank Rogers, features the current smash hit single “Wagon Wheel” which has just been certified Platinum by the RIAA. In support of his new album, Rucker will perform on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on May 21 and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on May 22.
“I could not be more proud of this album, and I can’t wait for the fans to hear it,” said Rucker, who co-wrote ten of the twelve tracks. “They have always been my ‘true believers,’ and I hope they love the new music as much as I do.”
The album is aptly named, as Rucker’s fans are indeed “true believers.” His official Facebook page (facebook.com/dariusrucker) recently surpassed one million fans, while the music video for “Wagon Wheel” has received more than six million views on YouTube. Directed by Jim Wright, the video features guest appearances from Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” stars Jase, Korie, Sadie, Si, and Willie Robertson.
True Believers Track Listing:
“True Believers” (Darius Rucker, Josh Kear)
“Miss You” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers)
“Wagon Wheel” (Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor)
“Love Without You” (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally)
“Radio” (Darius Rucker, Luke Laird, Ashley Gorley)
“Lost In You” (Darius Rucker, Mark Nesler, Phillip White)
“I Will Love You Still” (Darius Rucker, Josh Kear)
“Take Me Home” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell)
“Shine” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers)
“Heartbreak Road” (Darius Rucker, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins)
“Leavin’ the Light On” (Darius Rucker, David Lee Murphy, Phil O’Donnell)
“Lie To Me” (Darius Rucker, Rodney Clawson, Bob DiPiero)
Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 both topped the Billboard Country Album Chart and produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” He received the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year in 2009. Last October, Rucker fulfilled a childhood dream when he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Last week Rucker launched the True Believers Tour on May 9 in Estero, Fla. The tour will visit more than 20 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Clarkston, Mich. on June 30. Joining him on select dates will be special guests RIAA platinum-selling Rodney Atkins, top-charting country singer Justin Moore, and 2013 ACM New Female Vocalist winner Jana Kramer.
Upcoming True Believers Tour dates:
May 17, 2013 | Savannah, Ga. | Savannah Civic Center*
May 18, 2013 | Alpharetta, Ga. | Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park*
May 19, 2013 | Knoxville, Tenn. | Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum**
May 24, 2013 | Little Rock, Ark. | Riverfront Park**
May 30, 2013 | Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
May 31, 2013 | Simpsonville, S.C. | Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park*
June 1, 2013 | Virginia Beach, Va. | Patriotic Festival*
June 6, 2013 | Morrison, Colo. | Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
June 9, 2013 | Grand Prairie, Texas | Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie**
June 13, 2013 | N. Lawrence, Ohio | Clay’s Park Amphitheater**
June 14, 2013 | Buffalo, N.Y. | Coca Cola Field+
June 15, 2013 | Baltimore, Md. | Pier Six Pavilion**
June 20, 2013 | West Long Branch, N.J. | The MAC at Monmouth University**
June 21, 2013 | Bangor, Maine | Waterfront Park**
June 22, 2013 | Gilford, N.H. | Meadowbrook-US Cellular Pavilion**
June 27, 2013 | Toledo, Ohio | Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre**
June 28, 2013 | Highland Park, Ill. | Ravinia Festival**
June 29, 2013 | Normal, Ill. | The Corn Crib**
June 30, 2013 | Clarkston, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre**
* denotes Justin Moore and Jana Kramer
** denotes Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer
+ denotes Sheryl Crow, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana and Jana Kramer
Rucker will once again host his sold-out, fourth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert in Nashville, Tenn. on June 3 at the Wildhorse Saloon. The event, which unofficially kicks off CMA Music Festival week, benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.
AUDIO: Darius Rucker says he branched out on his new album, True Believers.
Darius Rucker (third album) OC: …with great stuff. :49
“I think the first two records, especially the first record, I wanted people to know how much I love the music with the first two records. And then the second record- Frank and I even said to each other, you know, let’s just pick up where we left off of the first record. It wasn’t really trying to do anything new. We were just trying to do- we just had more to say with the first record so we just wanted to pick up where we left off and write songs like that. Well this record, it was totally different. It was, you know, okay now we gotta- this is an important record. Now we gotta wow them, we gotta get some songs that are really going to blow people away. And you know, I didn’t feel like I had rest on anything that I had done before. I couldn’t rest on the last two records because even though they had been successes. I had to really go out and prove to everybody that we could make a great record. And so when we were writing, we thought that, even the guys we decided to write with — we had written with everybody, so let’s get the guys that we know were going to come up with great stuff.”