“Luke put the final nail in the idea. I walked onstage with him and I realized the magic of performing. Country has it down pat,” Richie said.
“If ‘Wagon Wheel’ doesn’t get nominated for a GRAMMY country music is screwed. It’s as simple as that. I’m not saying I should win it, but it should be nominated.”
The “Wagon Wheel” singer announced his new headlining tour will kick off this coming January. See all the dates and cities.
The “Radio” and “Wagon Wheel” singer also talks about songwriting, his family life and his reaction to having a street named after him in his hometown.
“I look forward to this event all year long,” Rucker said. “As much fun as it is, it’s all in the spirit of raising support for St. Jude’s, an organization very dear to my heart.”
QOTSA score their first-ever No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, selling 91,000 of the band’s new full-length, ‘…Like Clockwork.’ It’s also the first No. 1 for their new label, indie powerhouse Matador.
Blake Shelton assembled an impressive collection of friends last night for his tornado benefit concert, including Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, and Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic.
This is what happens when a major label (Columbia) shells out the money to throw an old-school promo party behind an act that, 20 years into its career, has not lost its worldwide cool status.
Usher and country star Darius Rucker will now join Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill for the Oklahoma City event to be held Wednesday.
Hearing your song on the radio is something many bands dream of, but for Darius Rucker and Hootie & the Blowfish bandmate Dean Felber, this wasn’t exactly the case.
Darius Rucker called out someone who was attempting to spread bigoted stereotypes about race and country music via Twitter.
In our Radio.com Essentials profile, Rucker broke down country music stereotypes and explained the stories behind many of the songs on his new album, while Entertainment Weekly’s Grady Smith provided some back story on the former Hootie & the Blowfish singer.
Every Tuesday, Dan Weiss runs down the week’s new full-length music releases, from charting hits to more obscure depths, the underrated and the overrated.
This week, May 20 – 26, is all about rock ‘n’ roll: The National are performing on two late night shows; former (and possibly future) Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty is performing two nights back-to-back; and Thirty Seconds to Mars bring on the emo.
In a series of recent interviews, Radio.com chatted with country stars about George Strait. Their stories about King George and his music are further proof why he’s among the most revered artists in country.