Fans are just days away from hearing “Tequila,” Dan + Shays first single in nearly a year,
HARLEM, N.Y. – In the hours before releasing his fifth country album on Capitol Records Nashville, When Was The Last Time, Darius Rucker celebrated the latest milestone and bucket list moment in his groundbreaking, multi-genre music career from the iconic stage of the Apollo Theater in New York City. Performing hits spanning his country career – from his first country No. 1 single “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” to his most recent chart-topper off the new album, “If I Told You,” – to a few classic crowd-favorites from his career as lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker kept the crowd on their feet all night.
“I asked myself, ‘if I could play any song at the Apollo tonight, what would it be?’,” Rucker marveled midway into his two-hour set. “I knew I had to play this song tonight because I’ve always been a huge Patsy Cline fan, and for me, this song, ‘Another Night With You,’ is a true country song,” before launching into track 9-of-12 on the album that dropped overnight.
And it wasn’t just Rucker’s excitement fueling the crowd. After an album-collaboration earlier this year, Darius brought out Robert Randolph to duet on their “Love Do What You Do.” The pedal steel rock star stayed on stage transitioning into an Apollo-only-worthy collaboration on “Hold My Hand.”
It seemed Rucker didn’t want the night to end any more than the sold-out crowd. After a three-song encore, the Charleston, South Carolinian took a moment to take it all in before taking a final bow.
With appearances on CBS Sunday Morning (10/22), Today Show (10/24), The View (10/25), The Chew (10/27), Harry (11/1), Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and more, the 3-time GRAMMY winner’s new album was worth the wait. USA Today observes, “Rucker is a seriously underrated singer. Blessed with a rugged but warm timbre, he has a rare ability to invite listeners into a song rather than keep them at a distance through extraneous, show-offy display.”
The first single from When Was The Last Time, “If I Told You” has already achieved chart-topping success, and second single “For The First Time,” co-written by Rucker with Derek George and Travis Hill, is available digitally now and currently climbing the country charts. Rucker shared the behind-the-scenes of the music video exclusively with PEOPLE.com, here.
Complete track listing for When Was The Last Time:
1. “For the First Time” (Darius Rucker, Derek George, Scooter Carusoe)
2. “Bring It On” (Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson)
3. “Life’s Too Short” (Copperman, Jon Nite, Jaren Johnston)
4. “If I Told You” (Copperman, Shane McAnally, Nite)
5. “Don’t” (Adam Doleac, A.J. Babcock, Pete Good)
6. “Twenty Something” (McAnally, Nite, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne)
7. “Straight to Hell” with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley (Kevin Kinney)
8. “Count the Beers” (Rucker, Dean Dillon, Josh Thompson)
9. “Another Night With You” (Rucker, Dillon, Josh Thompson)
10. “Hands On Me” (Copperman, McAnally, J.T. Harding)
11. “She” (Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson)
12. “Story to Tell” (Copperman, Gorley, Rucker)
For more information about new music, appearances and tour dates, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.
Nashville, Tenn. —With Live from No Shoes Nation, the 30-song live recording celebrating the heart and soul of the million+ fans who come out each summer to see Chesney live, hitting streets Oct. 27, Kenny Chesney’s ready to get back to the fans. After a few weeks’ progress working with various organizations to deal with the devastation in the Virgin Islands, the 8-time ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year announces the stadium portion of his 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour.
“Listening to all those tapes of all those shows led to Live in No Shoes Nation,” Chesney says. “And playing those two nights in Foxboro this year made me really want to get out there with all the people who LIVE this music. We have so much fun, so much life, so many memories – all tied up in these shows and these songs – I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together.”
Kicking off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour will gather up all that energy and all the new songs from The Big Revival and Cosmic Hallelujah, mix them with everyone’s favorites, add in a few wild cards and hit the road like only Chesney can. Joining him for this year’s trip around the sun will be Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist and Country Music Association and ACM Single of the Year winner Thomas Rhett (“Die a Happy Man,” “It Goes Like This,” “Craving You (feat. Maren Morris)”), ACM Best New Group and CMA double nominee Old Dominion (“Break Up with Him,” “Song for Another Time”) and breaking through artist/songwriter Brandon Lay (“Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers”).
“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney says. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who’re coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun live their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they’re given and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can’t wait to see this show hit the road.”
For Chesney, who’s been called “The King of the Road” by Wall Street Journal and “The People’s Superstar” by the The Los Angeles Times, there is nowhere he feels more alive than when he’s onstage. His stadium shows are a rite of summer for many, and the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee has built his career by striving to give people a night that defines their summer.
Tickets for the Trip Around the Sun will be available at kennychesney.com/triparoundthesun.
Dates for Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay
April 21 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL
April 28 Miller Park Milwaukee, WI
May 5 US Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN
May 19 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX
May 26 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA
June 2 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA
June 9 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA
June 16 Mapfre Stadium Columbus, OH
June 23 Chase Field Phoenix, AZ
June 30 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium Denver, CO
July 7 Centurylink Field Seattle, WA.
July 14 Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO
July 21 Busch Stadium Saint Louis, MO
July 28 Soldier Field Chicago, IL
August 4 Ford Field Detroit, MI
August 11 Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN
August 18 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ
August 24 Gillette Stadium Foxboro, MA
(Gillette show will have Dierks Bentley, the Brothers Osborne + Brandon Lay)
Danielle Bradbery Debuts Music Video For Lead Single "Sway"
Danielle Bradbery unveils the official music video for her lead single “Sway,” that Billboard calls “infectious” on CMT in anticipation for her re-introductory sophomore album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met. The video, that features the Texas-native grooving along with groups of kids, teens and adults, hit CMT.com today and will be featured on CMT's “Hot 20 Countdown” tomorrow.
The video premiere on CMT’s “Hot 20 Countdown” tomorrow will feature a special where CMT’s prominent host Cody Alan will hit the dance studio to “Sway” with Bradbery as one of the music video’s choreographers teaches him the moves from the dance scenes. “Hot 20 Countdown” runs from 8a.m. - 11a.m.
The “Sway” video starts with Bradbery hanging on a street bench and sweeping in a barbershop having a normal day until a boombox-equipped friend brings “Sway” to her, taking the singer through several locations dancing to the tune.
Co-written by Bradbery, Johan Fransson and GRAMMY Award-winning Emily Weisband, “Sway”has been called “a mix of danceable R&B, pop and country” that pushes “Bradbery's smooth vocals to the fore” and “strips away any bells and whistles” by Rolling Stone Country. The single is currently at country radio with more than 4 million streams-and-counting on Spotify. The song’s release set off a string of track releases that add to Bradbery’s transformative story for fans leading up to I Don’t Believe We’ve Met’s release on BMLG Records December 1. So far the singer has released raw track “Human Diary” and Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, The Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston and Julian Bunetta-penned “Hello Summer,” both with accompanying videos. Fans can get all three tracks instantly by pre-ordering I Don’t Believe We’ve Met HERE.
I Don’t Believe We’ve Met is a reintroduction to Bradbery after taking four years since she won NBC’s The Voice at age 16 to embark on the writing process and find her unique style and sound. Now, 21-years-old, the matured songstress wrote seven out of 10 songs on the album and is getting to her honest core on the new project.
Just two days before his highly anticipated debut album Yours is released on Triple Tigers Records, rising country star Russell Dickerson kicks off his street week with a sold-out show in his home town of Nashville. Dickerson celebrated with an album release party at neighboring bar Hurry Back before he packed iconic club Exit/In Wednesday, Oct. 11. Fans lined up around the block waiting to hear favorites like recently released "Billions" and streaming hit "Blue Tacoma."
While at the industry and media pre-party at Hurry Back, Dickerson was presented with an RIAA Gold plaque representing sales in excess of 500,000 units for his hit single, "Yours," that has more than 63 million streams and is No. 21 on the Country radio charts. The single, penned by Dickerson, album producer Casey Brown and Parker Welling, fueled the singer's career by building a huge fan base on streaming services and satellite radio before ever hitting terrestrial radio.
Fans can pre-order Yours HERE to immediately receive six songs of the album, and the album in its entirety will be out this Friday, Oct. 13.
Yours Track Listing:
1. Every Little Thing
3. Blue Tacoma
5. All Fall Down
8. Would You Love Me
9. Low Key
10. You Look Like a Love Song
12. Yours (Wedding Edition)
Dickerson is the flagship act on Triple Tigers Records, a joint venture with Sony Music.
Keep up with Russell at RussellDickerson.com or on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @Russelled.