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Jun 14

Darius Rucker’s Annual “Darius And Friends” Raises $95,260 for St. Jude

Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch, Darius Rucker

Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch and Darius Rucker pose backstage during the 4th annual Darius and Friends concert at Wildhorse Saloon on June 3, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Darius Rucker’s fourth annual “Darius And Friends” concert and golf tournament raised $95,260 June 4 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Radney Foster, Mallary Hope and Joel Crouse all took the stage during the concert.

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“I look forward to this event all year long,” Darius said. “I get to share the stage with some of my favorite artists, friends and musical influences. As much fun as it is, it’s all in the spirit of raising support for St. Jude’s, an organization very dear to my heart. Getting to sing with Sam Bush and John Cowan from New Grass Revival, one of the bands that made me want to be a country singer, made the night even more amazing for me.”

Following an introduction from GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, the artists took the stage to perform their own hits before joining Darius for a group cover of the Hank Williams Jr. classic “Family Tradition.” Darius also joined Sam Bush and John Cowan for a rousing rendition of “Callin’ Baton Rouge” and ended the night with an encore performance of his recent two week No. 1, “Wagon Wheel.”

The Darius and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament which also took place June 4, included celebrity golfers Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts, Colt Ford, JT Hodges, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, David Nail, Nashville Predator J.P. Dumont and NASCAR’s Darrell Waltrip.


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