Luke Bryan, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch and Justin Moore will join Platinum-selling Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker for his sold-out, fourth annual “Darius And Friends” benefit concert on Monday, June 3 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. Proceeds from the event go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“I always look forward to this event each year, and I’m so happy to have Luke, Sam, John, Randy, Dustin, Justin, and of course my hero, Radney, join me to help raise funds for St. Jude,” said Rucker. “A few years ago I visited the St. Jude campus in Memphis and instantly became a ‘true believer’ in everyone there and the work they do to help treat kids and cure disease. I am happy to help raise funds for such a worthwhile cause and thrilled that some of my friends can join me.”

“Darius And Friends” has unofficially become a kickoff event for CMA Music Festival Week since it began four years ago. Through the years, artists including Rodney Atkins, Clint Black, Easton Corbin, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Jerrod Niemann and Jake Owen have participated in the event.  Since its inception, “Darius And Friends” has grown to include a charity auction and a celebrity golf tournament and has raised more than $225,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This year’s event is sponsored by Transitions® lenses and Visionworks®, including the “Darius And Friends” golf tournament to be held in Nashville on June 4.  Celebrity golfers include Nashville Predator J.P. Dumont, country artists Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), Colt Ford, JT Hodges, Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, David Nail, Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts), NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and more.

Last week, Rucker released True Believers, his third straight No. 1 album debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.  The recognition came the same week hit single “Wagon Wheel” landed in the No. 1 slot on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country Singles Charts.  Rucker is currently in the midst of his True Believers Tour, performing across the nation throughout the summer.

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One reply on “Lineup Announced For Darius Rucker And Friends Benefit Concert”

  1. Daruis,

    Enjoy your music and the new album just downloaded it yesterday! Would love to be in the audience next year. A couple of us ladies are planning a trip to Nashville next year for the week of Music Fest. I’ll be coming down for Toronto, Ontario, Canada and hooking up with some girlfriends from NC and OK. Would love to add you and many other performers to our bucket list and do our part in supporting your charities. Thank you, your fan Rose

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