Darius Rucker parlayed his successful R&B career as frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish into an equally impressive country career. He officially made his country debut with his 2008 solo album Learn to Live, featuring three No. 1 hit singles including "Alright" and "Don't Think I Don't Think About It." In the coming years, he issued three all-original albums and one Christmas set and charted such hits as "This," "Homegrown Honey" and "Wagon Wheel," a cover of the Old Crow Medicine Show classic. Along the way, he shattered expectations despite a system built against him.
This year, he is set to tour the country and make numerous festival appearances, such as the Country2Country Festival in London and the Tortuga Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rucker has also added an upcoming show at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Denver on Aug. 1 with newcomer Lauren Alaina set as the opener. Tickets officially go on-sale this Friday (March 10) at 10 a.m. General admission and reserved tickets run $39.50 to $69.50 (plus service charges and fees).
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