DariusDarius Rucker brought his friends together last week for a celebrity-packed benefit concert and golf tournament that again reminded the sold-out crowd of the important work done for families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while raising $197,000 for their continued efforts.

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On Monday, June 6, the seventh annual Darius and Friends benefit concert took place at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. With performances from Terri Clark, Hunter Hayes, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Charley Pride, Dan Tyminski and Drake White, the concert was the unofficial kickoff of Nashville’s CMA Fest.

Terri Clark, Charley Pride and Drake White joined Rucker again the next day for the Celebrity Tee-Off, joining gold medalist Scott Hamilton, David Nail, Dustin Lynch and NASCAR driver Michael Annett. This year’s events bring the annual benefit’s total contribution to St. Jude to $857,000.

Darius and Friends is sponsored by A. O. Smith, Intel, CDW-G, Hutton Hotel, CAA, Tin Roof, Humdingers and Maverick.

Rucker is currently on his on his Good For a Good Time Tour with special guests Dan + Shay and Michael Ray.

For more information about Darius Rucker, please visit www.DariusRucker.com and follow @dariusrucker at Twitter.

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

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Darius Rucker brought his friends together last week for a celebrity-packed benefit concert and golf tournament that again reminded the sold-out crowd of the important work done for families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while raising $197,000 for their continued efforts. On Monday, June 6, the seventh annual Darius...