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Jun 10

Darius Rucker’s “Darius and Friends” Benefit Concert Raises $122,490

Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker photo by Jim Wright, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media.

The numbers are in and Darius Rucker’s fifth annual “Darius and Friends” concert, auction and golf tournament benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raised a combined total of $122,490. Darius was joined for the concert, which took place June 2 in Nashville, by Clint Black, Eli Young Band, Charles Kelley of Lady Anbebellum, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, Kenny Rogers, Corey Smith and Thompson Square. Headline Country’s Storme Warren served as emcee. “Growing up, my mother instilled in me the importance of giving back,” Darius said. “Whether it was mowing a neighbor’s yard or helping during the loss of a loved one, it’s important on so many levels. Just like St. Jude, I’ve been given so much from the music community over the years, so this is one of the ways I know how to say ‘thanks.’ Not only is this one of my favorite shows all year, but it’s a great platform to remind so many of the incredible work done by St. Jude.”  The June 3 celebrity golf tournament portion of “Darius and Friends” took place June 3 and included Colt Ford, JT Hodges, Tommy John, Charles Kelley, Dustin Lynch, Derek Mason, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Keifer Thompson, tournament winners Henry Cho and Scott Hamilton, and more. Darius is currently headlining his True Believers Tour. For tour dates and ticket information, visit


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