Rucker partners with Uber
Monday, September 21, 2015
– Darius Rucker will partner with Uber for select dates on his Southern Style Tour, giving fans the chance to win free rides as well as VIP packages for the fall leg of the tour, beginning next month.
A few lucky riders in cities across the U.S. will win VIP packages, which include two tickets to the show, an exclusive pre-show acoustic performance, and invitation to a pre-show party in the VIP Party Lounge. Fans can enter the promo code SOUTHERNSTYLE to enter to win, and receive $20 off their first ride as well as a free download of Rucker's latest album, "Southern Style," featuring his latest chart topper, "Homegrown Honey." His current single is the title track.
The fall leg of the Southern Style Tour will feature opening acts David Nail and A Thousand Horses.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 8 - Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 9 - Dayton, Ohio
Oct. 10 - Youngstown, Ohio*
Oct. 15 - Topeka, Kan.
Oct. 16 - Lincoln, Neb.
Oct. 17 - Sioux City, Iowa
Oct. 22 - Syracuse, N.Y.*
Oct. 23 - Albany, N.Y.*
Oct. 24 - Uncasville, Conn.*
Nov. 12 - Bemidji, Minn.
Nov. 13 - Green Bay, Wis.
Nov. 14 - Moline, Ill.
Nov. 19 - Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nov. 20 - Toledo, Ohio
* A Thousand Horses will not be appearing on these dates
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When Was the Last Time
Darius Rucker is so darn likeable, he likely gets away with creating subpar music more than most. However, "When Was the Last Time" is a consistently good album, which is as respectable as it is likeable.
Rucker knows how to sing crowd pleasers, like the fun and funny "Count the Beers" and the all-star collaboration "Straight to Hell," which also features Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley. He shines brightest, though, on the more serious songs. »»»
Although opener "Homegrown Honey" has a few hip-hip sonic elements fueling it, "Southern Style" is a fairly traditional - well, as traditional as Darius Rucker can get - album. "Homegrown Honey," along with the title cut and "Half Full Dixie Cup," make a play for Rucker's Southern credentials, and for the most part support these claims. Rucker is an easygoing vocalist, and this latest effort goes down smoothly.
It's still taboo for country »»»
Home for the Holidays
When it came time for Darius Rucker to throw his hat into the holiday album ring, he was clearly aiming for the old school, traditional realm of such things. The heavy orchestration for these 12 songs hearkens back to the days when crooners like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra tracked Christmas projects, rather than anything that might pass for country.
With that said, though, Rucker represents himself quite well with this traditional album of (mostly) familiar Christmas songs. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them
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And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
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Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues.
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