Darius Rucker Scores Fifth #1

“This” Tops Country Singles Charts

Rucker to Perform on NBC’s TODAY Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and The Wendy Williams Show

“Live From Home with Darius Rucker” New York City Benefit Performance Nearing Sold-Out

Nashville, Tenn. (Monday, April 18, 2011) – 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 Billboardand 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.”

Rucker will celebrate his latest hit with a series of performances next week in New York City includingTODAY ShowLate Night With Jimmy FallonThe 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.  For more information and ticketing information, please visit DariusRucker.com.

“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: http://www.wendyshow.com/tv-listings/)

Charleston, 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
06/05/11     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
07/20/11     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

For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

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