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Darius Rucker Southern Style Tour
June 19, 2015
For more information, visit http://www.cedarparkcenter.com/events/detail/darius-rucker-southern-style-tour
The Country genre has become home for three-time GRAMMY winner and former rocker Darius Rucker. His previous three releases debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, he scored a GRAMMY Award for his 2013 mega-hit “Wagon Wheel” and is headed back out on the road again this summer on the Southern Style Tour, in support of his fourth country album just released on March 31st. Rucker announced an Austin area tour stop on June 18th at 7 p.m. at Cedar Park Center. Rucker selected special guest and CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge, as well as rising country music duo Brothers Osborne and Southern rockers A Thousand Horses to join him on the tour.
About Darius Rucker
Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker released his fourth country album, Southern Style, on March 31, 2015, the same week lead single “Homegrown Honey” became his seventh No. 1 hit. Rucker wrote “Homegrown Honey” with a couple of fellow GRAMMY winners, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and producer Nathan Chapman.
Southern Style is already receiving critical praise. According to USA Today, “Southern Style comes close to Rucker’s ideal, with the sweet dobro intro to honky-tonk shuffle ‘Good for a Good Time’ and a title song that extols the virtues of Billy Graham, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Lil Wayne against a leisurely paced slide guitar. On ‘Baby I’m Right,’ a playful duet with Mallary Hope, the mandolin is so high in the mix it’s almost like an extra lead voice.”
Rucker’s first three albums – Learn To Live, Charleston, SC 1966 and True Believers – produced six 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.” His 2013 No. 1, “Wagon Wheel,” won a GRAMMY Award, stayed atop the charts for two weeks and was nominated for Song of the Year at the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards. 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. To learn more about Darius Rucker go to http://www.dariusrucker.com.
About Brett Eldredge
CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge is enjoying two consecutive gold-certified No. 1 hits with “Don’t Ya” and Billboard’s No. 1 song on Country Airplay in 2014, “Beat of the Music.” The only country artist cited as one of People Magazine’s “Ones To Watch,” Eldredge’s his new single, “Mean To Me” is nearing Top 10 and climbing. Enjoying recent performances on Today, Live with Kelly & Michael, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Myers, Eldredge he is currently on the road in support of his debut album Bring You Back.
About Brothers Osborne
Two sons from a working class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town. They spent most nights not in front of the television, but writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John (guitar) moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ (vocals/guitar) joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne and in April 2011 they signed with Warner Chappell/King Pen Music for publishing followed by a deal with Capitol Records a year later. Their blue-collar rural Maryland upbringing still informs the music they make as a twang-and-crunch duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. Their latest single “Rum” was named one of the top country songs of 2014 by Billboard as well as Rolling Stone and Nashville Lifestyles recently named them one of the Top 25 Artists to Watch in 2015. They are currently in the studio finishing their debut album set to release in 2015.
About A Thousand Horses
A Thousand Horses is a fresh fusion of classic sounds – a hybrid of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Black Crowes and Exile on Main Street-era Rolling Stones, wrapped up in a modern-country context. The band’s Republic Nashville album, Southernality, is as wild and free and powerful as the name A Thousand Horses implies. This is the result of years of a road-doggin’ pursuit, determination and an against-the-odds struggle that found its rewards by bringing great music to the people. Whether it’s the Stonesy swagger of the opening “First Time,” the heart-felt country of “Tennessee Whiskey” or the thumping celebration, “Trailer Trashed,” the band has delivered an album that reflects the rebellion, attitude and heart that both the youth and working men and women of America live every day. For more information, visit http://www.athousandhorses.com
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