Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker recently released his debut single “Homegrown Honey” from his upcoming fourth country album. Rucker’s three previous albums (Learn To Live, Charleston, SC 1969 and True Believers) have all debuted at the top of the Billboard Country albums chart. Recent album True Believers features the Platinum-certified, ACM and CMA nominated, GRAMMY award-winning two week No. 1 single “Wagon Wheel.” Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 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.” In 2009 Rucker was named New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards. He achieved a personal goal and childhood dream when he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 16, 2012.
Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker (with Brad Paisley), Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are among the all-star lineup of performers for ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY, a two-hour special featuring intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with Country Music’s biggest stars, along with clips from the Academy of Country Music Awards’™ 55-year history. Kelsea Ballerini,Kane Brown & John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani will also perform. The special will be broadcast Sunday, April 5th at 8pm ET/PT; 7pm CT on CBS and CBS All Access.
ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY will also honor 10-time ACM Award® winner Kenny Rogers with performances by Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker. As previously announced, artists will appear from their homes to share heartfelt thoughts and perform acoustic versions of Country hits. Additionally, video clips from previous ACM Award broadcasts will highlight favorite ACM moments from the past. It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.
The special will broadcast during the time slot previously scheduled for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will now be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming live and on demand on CBS All Access. The 55th ACM Awards, hosted for the first time by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, honors the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry.
About ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY
ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY invites fans to join their favorite superstars for a new kind of entertainment special featuring at-home acoustic performances with top Country artists along with clips of their favorite moments from the Academy of Country Music Awards’™ 55-year history. ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY is produced for television by dick clark productions. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Amy Thurlow are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music®.
Darius Rucker was challenged by Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley for the #deepcutchallenge. Tim picked a John Schneider song, while Brad Paisley picked a song from Steve Wariner. Darius answered with a Foster & Lloyd deep cut “You Can Come Cryin’ To Me” from their self-titled 1987 album.
Darius challenged Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Charles Kelley.
Little Big Town will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show. They will be performing throughout the broadcast with two songs in the 8am, one in the 9am and one in the 10am hours.
Lauren Alaina has joined Yuengling as a brand ambassador to help launch their new light beer, Flight.
Catch FLIGHT, not feelings🍻I'm so excited to partner with @yuenglingbeer as an ambassador for their new brew, FLIGHT by Yuengling. 2.6 carbs, 95 cals and a whole lot of flavor #RaiseTheBar pic.twitter.com/87aVb1UD3f
— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) February 25, 2020
Travis Denning will be among the singer-songwriters taking part in the annual Tin Pan South Festival. The five-day event, taking place in different venues in Nashville March 24th – 28th, will also feature performances by Jake Owen, Jamey Johnson and many others.
Eric Church is featured in a new documentary on the history and making of Jack Daniels Whiskey. Chasing Whiskey – the Untold Story of Jack Daniels will be available in select cinemas for one night only on May 11th.
Darius Rucker has been named an official ambassador for South Carolina tourism this year. He’ll make appearances at several major tourism events throughout 2020.
Josh Turner will be among the artists on next year’s Country Music Cruise. Joined by the Oak Ridge Boys Mark Chesnutt and others, the cruise – taking place January 24th – 31st – will set sail from Florida to Cozumel.