(Denver, Co – May 17, 2013) AXS TV and Darius Rucker will celebrate a milestone together with Rucker’s fans as the country music star’s first solo headlining tour is broadcast live from the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Darius Rucker Live from Red Rocks airs live exclusively on AXS TV on June 6 at 11:30pmET / 8:30pmPT.
Rucker and AXS TV have partnered numerous times over the last year to share the two-time GRAMMY® award winning artist’s milestones with the network’s television audience. With a consistent commitment to artists and the live music experience, fans have turned to AXS TV to witness Rucker’s very special moments with the Grand Ole Opry, including the surprise invitation from Brad Paisley during a Q&A with an intimate backstage interview, as well as the membership induction and a live look in to his performance that night. Rucker also headlined the network’s live coverage of the 2013 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, marking the first television broadcast of the fest.
Brad Paisley surprises Darius Rucker with an invitation to join Grand Ole Opry:
Darius Rucker becomes a member of Grand Ole Opry saying “This is a labor of love for me:”
Rucker’s True Believers Tour comes in support of his True Believers album, due in stores on May 21. The album features current hit single, “Wagon Wheel,” as well as collaborations with Sheryl Crow, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott. True Believers is Rucker’s third studio country album, which follows the success of his debut Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966. His previous two albums produced multiple No. 1 songs with “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” “Alright,” “This” and Rucker’s fastest rising single, “Come Back Song.”
AXS TV has provided music fans with some of the biggest moments, intimate conversations and the most live performances in country music since its launch last July. With live concerts from Carrie Underwood, Rodney Atkins, Sara Evans; special events including OutNumber Hunger Live! with The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line and others, and the first television broadcast of Stagecoach Country Music Festival with Dierks Bentley, Jeff Bridges and the Abiders, the Little Willies, and Dwight Yoakam among over a dozen artists; exclusive behind the scenes with Hank Williams Jr, backstage at Stagecoach, Jason Aldean backstage at the 87th birthday celebration at Grand Ole Opry, and on the tour bus with Scotty McCreery; and live look in performances with Martina McBride at Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville with Ashley Monroe, at Red Rocks as Brandi Carlile signed the iconic underground wall, and Kristian Bush (Sugarland) at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta, AXS TV is the premier music television destination.
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About Darius Rucker:
Darius Rucker releases his third solo country album, True Believers, on May 21, 2013. True Believers follows his chart-topping albums, Charleston, SC 1966 and Learn To Live – all released on Capitol Records Nashville. True Believers features collaborations with Sheryl Crow, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood and includes his latest critically-acclaimed single, “Wagon Wheel.”
Charleston, SC 1966 debuted in October 2010 and garnered two No. 1 hits with “Come Back Song” and “This.” USA Today raved, “Rucker has made a fine-sounding country album, full of singable choruses, bittersweet fiddle and steel, and guitars with bottomless twang,” and Rolling Stone said, “On his Nashville debut, Rucker’s rich baritone, sentimental ballads and bright hooks made him the most successful African-American country singer since Charley Pride. Rucker amps up that formula on album number two.”
Learn To Live, country music’s 2008 introduction to Rucker, produced three consecutive No. 1 singles with “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “Alright,” and “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” plus Top 5 smash, “History In The Making.”
For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.
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