DR Charleston CDCapitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker is no stranger to success, but this week he has reached a milestone that he never dreamt would be possible: his fifth chart-topping single.  “This,” the second single from his 2010 release Charleston, SC 1966, is currently #1 on both Billboard and MediaBase charts. 

“When we set out to record this album, we tried to choose songs that would mean something to the fans,” says Rucker.  “The single, “This,” was a song I never thought would be a single, but that just shows you the power of the fans because they were the ones requesting it, downloading it, and playing it for their friends.  It’s their support that has made my career in country music possible.”  For more information about the benefit, click here.

Rucker will celebrate his latest hit with a series of performances next week in New York City including TODAY Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Wendy Williams Show, and a benefit concert “Live From Home with Darius Rucker” at Housing Works’ Bookstore Café located at 126 Crosby Street.  A few tickets still remain available for purchase for “Live From Home” with every dollar supporting Housing Works’ mission to end homelessness and AIDS. 

“TODAY SHOW”
Monday, April 25 (NBC, 7:00 AM/ET)
 
“LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON”
Monday, April 25 (NBC, 12:35 AM/ET, 11:35 PM/CT)
 
“THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW”
Tuesday, April 26 (Syndicated, check local listings:

Darius Rucker 495Charleston, SC 1966, the chart-topping follow-up release to Rucker’s platinum-selling debut country album Learn To Live, is home to the single, “Come Back Song,” which spent two weeks at #1 and has been featured on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.  “This” is the second single from the album and was co-written by Rucker, his producer Frank Rogers, and Kara DioGuardi. 

Rucker will be touring throughout the summer in support of Charleston, SC 1966.  See below for a full list of tour dates.

Darius Rucker Tour Dates:
04/26/11     New York, NY                Housing Works Bookstore Cafe    
04/28/11     Bakersfield, CA                Bakersfield Fox Theater
04/29/11     Henderson, NV                Sunset Station Hotel Casino    
04/30/11     Indio, CA                         Empire Polo Field
05/05/11     Newark, OH                    Midland Theatre
05/06/11     Windsor, CA                    Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino    
05/07/11     South Bend, IN                Morris
05/11/11     Ponte Vedra Beach, FL    Tournament Players Club Sawgrass    
05/12/11     Boca Raton, FL                Sunset Cove Amphitheater    
05/14/11     St. Petersburg, FL             Tropicana Field    
05/15/11     Fort Myers, FL                 Lakes Park    
05/28/11     Pittsburgh, PA                   Heinz Field    
06/04/11     Comstock, NE                  Comstock Country Music Festival
Darius feature06/05/11     Hampton Roads, VA         Patriotic Festival at Virginia Beach    
06/06/11     Nashville, TN                    The Wildhorse Saloon (Darius & Friends Benefit Concert for St. Jude)   
06/10/11     Winsted, MN                     Winstock Country Music Festival
06/16/11     Ashland, KY                      Paramount Arts Center    
06/17/11     Roanoke Rapids, NC         Rapids Jam Music Festival    
06/18/11     Rome, GA                          Ridge Ferry Park    
06/23/11     Hyannis, MA                     Cape Cod Melody Tent    
06/24/11     Hyannis, MA                     Cape Cod Melody Tent    
06/25/11     Cohasset, MA                   South Shore Music Circus    
06/26/11     Mashantucket, CT             MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods    
07/09/11     Fort Loramie, OH              Hickory Hill Lakes    
07/14/11     Columbia, MO                  The Blue Note    
07/15/11     Atchison, KS                     Warnock Lake Park    
07/17/11     Craven, CA                       Craven Country Jamboree    
Darius 11107/20/11     Red Deer, AB, CA            Enmax Centrium
07/23/11     Twin Lakes, WI                 Country Thunder    
07/24/11     Wabash, IN                       Honeywell Center    
07/31/11     Sweet Home, OR              Oregon Jamboree    
08/04/11     Davenport, IA                   Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds    
08/05/11     Prairie Du Chien, WI          St. Feriole Island    
08/06/11     Detroit Lakes, MN            WE Fest
08/25/11     New Brunswick, NJ          State Theatre    
08/27/11     Danville, VA                     Carrington Pavilion    
08/28/11     Easton, PA                       State Theatre Center For the Arts    
09/01/11     New York, NY                Best Buy Theater
09/02/11     Lancaster, PA                  American Music Theater
09/03/11     Westbury, NY                 NYCB THEATRE

Hope you are all enjoying your Monday. Sorry I haven’t been around for a few days, but I have a really horrid ‘spring cold’ or something. It’s definitely gotten the best of me. Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon, and everything will be back to normal. Talk to you tomorrow. Write when you have a minute – always look forward to your mail!

Later,
CountryNote

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Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker is no stranger to success, but this week he has reached a milestone that he never dreamt would be possible: his fifth chart-topping single.  “This,” the second single from his 2010 release Charleston, SC 1966, is currently #1 on both Billboard and MediaBase charts. ...