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Darius Rucker Marks 49th Birthday By Giving Veteran Free Home

The Hootie & the Blowfish frontman has teamed up with officials at the Military Warriors Support Foundation, which awards mortgage-free homes for wounded heroes injured during combat, to help fund 11 new...

Samuel L. Jackson Leads Tributes To Late Golfer Calvin Peete

The sportsman, who passed away aged 71 after battling lung cancer, was the most successful African-American golfer of his time, boasting 12 wins in Professional Golfers' Association of America tours. Jackson, who...

Wale Scores Second U.s. Number 1 With 'The Album About Nothing'

It’s all change at the top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart this week, as rapper Wale claims the Number 1 spot with his fourth LP The Album About Nothing – his second chart...

Darius Rucker Hoping For More Than Coal This Christmas

Singer Darius Rucker is hoping he doesn't end up on Santa's naughty list this year (14) after previously receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.The rocker reveals his cheeky wife decided to tease him...

Vince Gill Picks Up Icon Award At 2014 Bmi Country Awards

Vince Gill was presented with the Icon Award at the 2014 BMI Country Awards last night (04.11.14).The 57-year-old singer-songwriter was honoured at the event where his illustrious career - in which he has released more...

Darius Rucker To Release Holiday Album

Hootie & The Blowfish frontman-turned-country star Darius Rucker.Sheryl Crow let the news of the seasonal treat for fans out of the gift bag last week (ends12Sep14) by posting a photo of herself with Rucker online...

Hootie & The Blowfish Brewing Up Their Own Beer

Singer Darius Rucker and his Hootie & The Blowfish bandmates have become the latest musicians to enter the booze business with their own brand of beer.The rockers have teamed up with tastemakers at Palmetto Brewing...

Taylor Swift Leads Cma Nominations

Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves lead nominations for the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards 2013.The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' singer and newcomer Kacey both have six nods each and will go head-to-head...

Darius Rucker Mentors Singer After Diner Meeting

Singer/songwriter Darius Rucker is mentoring a wannabe country star after she impressed him by singing a song in the middle of a crowded restaurant.Fledgling musician Fiona Culley seized the moment when she saw Rucker dining...

Darius Rucker Unveils Street Honour In Hometown

Singer Darius Rucker beamed with pride on Monday (12Aug13) as officials in his hometown of North Charleston, South Carolina unveiled a street named in his honour.The former Hootie & The Blowfish star joined North Charleston...

Darius Rucker Planning Final Hootie & The Blowfish Tour

Rocker-turned-country star Darius Rucker is hoping to reunite Hootie & The Blowfish for one last album and tour.The singer/songwriter, who has six U.S. number one country hits to his name, tells Rolling Stone magazine he's...

Darius Rucker To Be Honoured With Hometown Street Name

Former Hootie & The Blowfish star Darius Rucker is set to be feted in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina after officials decided to name a street in his honour.Fans of the Miss You hitmaker...

Darius Rucker, Racist Tweet: What It Said And How He Shot It Down

Darius Rucker's racist tweet, directed squarely at the singer-songwriter for making country music, was the talk of Twitter this week. A user named pqkullman - who has since deleted his account - tweeted to Rucker,...

Darius Rucker Racist Tweet Sparks Outrage Online

Darius Rucker racist tweet has caused an outcry among the Twitter-verse, with the Hootie and the Blowfish singer receiving a rather uncalled for, to say the least, reply to his recent live cover of a...

Darius Rucker Responds To Racist Tweet

Former Hootie & The Blowfish star Darius Rucker took to Twitter.com on Sunday night (19May13) to attack a racist who took aim at the singer for covering a classic Bob Dylan song at country music...

Darius Rucker Handed Honorary Doctorate

Country star Darius Rucker was the guest of honour at the University of South Carolina on Saturday (11May13) as he was presented with an honorary degree.The singer was made a doctor of music at his...

Carrie Underwood To Write About The UK?

Carrie Underwood would love to write a song about the UK. The 'Before he Cheats' singer is headlining The C2C: Country to Country festival at London's The O2 on Sunday (17.03.13), and thinks the country...

Carrie Underwood Admits She Is 'O.c.d.'

Carrie Underwood admits she is ''O.C.D.'' about certain things. The 'Two Black Cadillacs' singer has a hectic touring and recording schedule and admits she gets fussy about being in control of certain aspects of her...

Darius Rucker Calls On Duck Dynasty Stars For New Video

The reality Tv duck hunters who prompted Morrissey to pull out of a performance on American late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! have landed a spot in country singer Darius Rucker's new video.The Robertson family, who...

Jake Owen And Darius Rucker Teeing Up For Charity Golf Tournament

Country stars Jake Owen, Darius Rucker and Clay Walker are preparing to show off their golfing skills on Thursday (07Feb13) in a charity pro-am tournament in California.The musicians will partner up with professional golfers to...

Carrie Underwood Signs Up For C2c: Country To Country

Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw have signed up for the 'C2C: Country to Country' music festival in England.The US superstars will join other veterans of the country scene including Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Little...

Keith Urban And Vince Gill Help Induct Darius Rucker Into Grand Ole Opry

Country stars Keith Urban and Vince Gill helped induct their pal Darius Rucker into the Grand Ole Opry during a special ceremony in Tennessee on Tuesday (16Oct12).Rucker took to the iconic venue's stage in Nashville...

Darius Rucker's Conversion From Rocker To Country Complete After Grand Ole Opry Invitation

Darius Rucker's acceptance by the country music fraternity is complete! The former rocker has been invited to join the Grand Ole Opry, which in country terms is a pretty big deal. The Huffington Post reports...

Brad Paisley Surprises Darius Rucker With Grand Ole Opry Honour

Brad Paisley moved Darius Rucker to tears during his Tuesday night (02Oct12) gig by surprising the Hootie & THE BLOWFISH star with an invitation to join country music's Grand Ole Opry institution.Rucker was performing at...

Willie Nelson's 'Marijuana Song' Lights Up Cmt Music Awards

Willie Nelson was joined by an all-star band for a performance of his newest fan-favourite track 'Roll Me Up' at the Cmt Music Awards on Wednesday evening (June 6, 2012). The country veteran took to...

Taylor Swift Triumphs At Cmas

Taylor Swift was named Entertainer of the Year at last night's (09.11.11) County Music Awards.The 21-year-old singer became only the second woman to scoop the coveted prize twice - following in the footsteps of Barbara...

Lionel Richie Set For Country Album, Featuring Willie Nelson

Lionel Richie is making the foray into country music and has teamed up with the likes of Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain for new record 'Tuskegee'. Set for release in March 2012, the...

Taylor Swift Closes 40th Cma Festival

Taylor Swift closed the 40th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Festival in Nashville last night (12.05.11).A host of country music stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown band and Miranda Lambert had appeared over four days...

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