Darius Rucker Hosts and Headlines AXS TV’s ‘Kickin’ It Country Music Marathon’ on Friday, Nov. 29

Rucker’s Show From Red Rocks Amphitheatre is the Centerpiece of the Eight-Concert Lineup As AXS TV Concerts Fills the Day with Over 10 Hours of Some of the Top Acts in Country Music

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 29, 2013 – AXS TV CONCERTS continues to bring music back to television like no other network with its KICKIN’ IT COUNTRY MUSIC MARATHON, on Friday, Nov. 29, – the day after Thanksgiving. Grab a turkey, stuffing, cranberry and gravy sandwich, take a seat on the couch and watch 10 hours of some of Country’s best musical acts starting at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT).

Platinum-selling country star Darius Rucker will host and headline the television event with an encore performance of “Dierks Bentley Live from the Ryman Auditorium.” The highlight of the lineup is the television premiere of Rucker’s True Believers Tour concert, filmed at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in June. Rucker performs hits from his recently released third solo country album, True Believers, as well as fan favorites from his previous chart-topping albums, Charleston, SC 1966 and Learn To Live. The set list includes his 6th No.1 country single “Wagon Wheel,” which recently received a CMA Award nomination for Song of the Year.

Also appearing on the KICKIN’ IT COUNTRY MUSIC MARATHON will be some of the legends of country including Travis Tritt, Sugarland, George Jones (“50 Years of Hits”), Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas.

AXS TV’s COUNTRY MUSIC MARATHON line-up is as follows:
(Estimated Scheduled Times are ET)
5:30 p.m. – Dierks Bentley “Live From The Ryman Auditorium”
6:40 p.m. – Travis Tritt
7:45 p.m. – Sugarland (2009)
9:00 p.m. – Darius Rucker PREMIERE
10:10 p.m. – George Jones 50 Years of Hits
12:10 a.m. – Darius Rucker Encore
1:20 a.m. – Tim McGraw
2:20 a.m. – Kenny Chesney
3:20 a.m. – Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas
4:20 a.m. – Darius Rucker Encore

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