Award-Winning Country Star Announces Dates of the True Believers Tour Featuring Special Guests Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker is calling all ‘true believers’ to meet him out on the road this summer for his newly announced headlining tour in support of his upcoming True Believers album release this spring. The True Believers Tour kicks off on May 9 in Estero, Fla. and will work its way through more than 20 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Clarkston, Mich. on June 30. Rucker will treat concert-goers to tunes from across all three of his country albums, including current critically-acclaimed single “Wagon Wheel” and any number of his five No. 1 hits like “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright” and more. “This is going to be an exciting summer,” predicts Rucker. “I’ve got an album I can’t wait for y’all to hear and I’m hitting the road with a great group of artists. We’re gonna have a good time!” Joining Rucker on select dates will be special guests RIAA platinum-selling Rodney Atkins, top-charting country singer Justin Moore, and 2013 ACM New Female Vocalist winner and New Artist of the Year nominee Jana Kramer. Rucker will be offering two pairs of tickets to each tour date through an auction on www.DariusRucker.com with proceeds benefiting both the Country Music Association’s “Keep The Music Playing” initiative and the Academy of Country Music’s “Lifting Lives” program. “Keep the Music Playing” supports music in our schools and has funded music labs and more than 4,000 instruments in 80 Nashville Metro schools. ACM “Lifting Lives” is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music - its beneficiaries include the Holston Home in East Tenn. where Atkins was adopted as a child, Pattinson’s Academy in Rucker’s hometown of Charleston, S.C., and ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, students of which accompanied Rucker in a very special ACM Awards performance of a song written and recorded by the campers, “Music from the Heart.” For more tour and ticket information, please visit www.DariusRucker.com. Darius Rucker – True Believers Tour May 9, 2013 | Estero, Fla. | Germain Arena* May 10, 2013 | Pensacola, Fla. | Pensacola Civic Center* May 17, 2013 | Savannah, Ga. | Savannah Civic Center* May 18, 2013 | Alpharetta, Ga. | Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park* May 19, 2013 | Knoxville, Tenn. | Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum** May 24, 2013 | Little Rock, Ark. | Riverfront Park** May 30, 2013 | Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum Complex* May 31, 2013 | Simpsonville, S.C. | Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park* June 1, 2013 | Virginia Beach, Va. | Patriotic Festival* June 6, 2013 | Morrison, Colo. | Red Rocks Amphitheatre** June 9, 2013 | Grand Prairie, Texas | Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie** June 13, 2013 | N. Lawrence, Ohio | Clay's Park Amphitheater** June 14, 2013 | Buffalo, N.Y. | Coca Cola Field+ June 15, 2013 | Baltimore, Md. | Pier Six Pavilion** June 20, 2013 | West Long Branch, N.J. | The MAC at Monmouth University** June 21, 2013 | Bangor, Maine | Waterfront Park** June 22, 2013 | Gilford, N.H. | Meadowbrook-US Cellular Pavilion** June 27, 2013 | Toledo, Ohio | Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre** June 28, 2013 | Highland Park, Ill. | Ravinia Festival** June 29, 2013 | Normal, Ill. | The Corn Crib** June 30, 2013 | Clarkston, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre** * denotes Justin Moore and Jana Kramer ** denotes Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer + denotes Sheryl Crow, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana and Jana Kramer About Justin Moore Justin Moore’s star has grown significantly since he was named Billboard's Top New Country Artist of 2009. This southern country stylist has sold over 3 million digital downloads to date and his sophomore album OUTLAWS LIKE ME hit the No. 1 spot the week it was released. OUTLAWS LIKE ME includes the fastest-rising single of Moore’s career, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and "'Til My Last Day," both ascended to the No. 1 spot. His debut album scored three consecutive smash singles (the No. 1 “Small Town USA” as well as the hits “Backwoods” and “How I Got To Be This Way”). He has been profiled by publications from The Washington Post, People Country and Billboard to USA Today. Additionally, his debut was recognized by the New York Times as one of the best albums of 2009. National TV appearances have included The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, NPR, WGN Midday News, FOX, Associated Press and Better TV while his music has been featured on NASHVILLE, Hannity & Colmes and NFL Rewind. Just last year, he hit the road with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Justin Moore will embark on his first headlining tour, OUTLAWS LIKE ME, this spring! For music and more, visit www.MooreJustinMusic.com. About Rodney Atkins Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Atkins has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener. Atkins has landed six No. 1 hits, including the most recent platinum-selling chart-topper, "Take A Back Road," and has over five million single sales in the past five years alone. The latest album, TAKE A BACK ROAD, has helped propel Rodney to even higher heights with the out-of-the-box smash, "Take A Back Road," along with father/son themed “He’s Mine,” and the laid back cruiser, "Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll." In 2006, Rodney was named ACM's Top New Male Vocalist while also garnering back-to-back recognition with Billboard's Most Played Song of the Year Award for "If You're Going Through Hell" (2006) and "Watching You" (2007). Since the start of his success, Rodney has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Early Show on CBS, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CNN Headline News and many more. He is also the national spokesperson the National Council for Adoption. For more information on Rodney Atkins, visit www.RodneyAtkins.com. About Jana Kramer Kramer, who’s self-titled album was named "Best of 2012" by Billboard and iTunes, was also featured on Men’s Health recent Hot List. Kramer has impressively sold over a million tracks, including more than 100,000 of the new single “Whiskey” and over a half million of “Why Ya Wanna.” In addition to her debut album premiering at No. 5, the success of “Why Ya Wanna” also earned Kramer the title of highest charting debut single from a new female artist since 2006 (previously held by Taylor Swift), as well as making her one of the fastest rising debut artists of 2012. Visit www.JanaKramer.com for more information.
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