CruCon Cruise Outlet Main StageDARIUS RUCKER
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Darius C. Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The band has released five studio albums with him as a member, and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote the majority of the band's songs with the other three members.
In 2008 Rucker signed to Capitol Records Nashville as a country music artist, releasing the album Learn to Live that year. Its first single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It", charted a number one on the Hot Country Songs charts. It was followed by two more number-one singles, "It Won't Be Like This for Long" and "Alright" and the number three "History in the Making". In 2009, won the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association.
Rucker appeared on a pop-star edition of the quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”, in July 2001. He also portrayed a singing cowboy in a television commercial for the fast food chain Burger King, promoting their Tender Crisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch sandwich in 2005. In the commercial, he sang a jingle set to the tune of "Big Rock Candy Mountain." In 2006 Rucker lent his voice to the track "God's Reasons" co-written by Dean Dinning for the film The Still Life.
In early 2008, Rucker signed to Capitol Records Nashville as the beginning of a career in country music. His first solo single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" debuted at number 51 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. It is the first single from his second album, “Learn to Live.” For this album, Rucker worked with Frank Rogers, a record producer. Rucker also made his Grand Ole Opry debut in July 2008 with this single reaching number one.
“Learn to Live” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 6, 2009 and received a platinum certification on August 7, 2009. The album's second single, "It Won't Be Like This for Long", spent three weeks at the top of the country chart in mid-2009. Its follow-up, "Alright", became Rucker's third straight number one hit, making him the first singer to have his first three country singles reach number one since Wynonna in 1992. The album's fourth single, "History in the Making" was released in September and peaked at number three.
Rucker released his second country album, titled Charleston, SC 1966, on October 12, 2010. The title is inspired by Radney Foster's solo debut album, Del Rio, TX 1959. Its first single was "Come Back Song," which Rucker wrote with Chris Stapleton and Casey Beathard. It was his fourth country number one as well as a number 37 hit on the Hot 100. The album's second single was "This", which was released to radio in November 2010 and also reached number one in the country chart. Rucker wrote it with Rogers and Kara DioGuardi. "I Got Nothin'" was the album's third single, peaking at number 18. Also included on the album is a duet with Brad Paisley titled "I Don't Care". “Charleston, SC 1966” received a gold certification.
Rucker’s third country album with lead-off single, "True Believers", made its chart debut in September 2012. On October 12, 2012, Rucker told Broadway's Electric Barnyard that his album would also be titled True Believers. "True Believers" peaked at number 18. Its second single is a cover of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel", featuring backing vocals from Lady Antebellum. "Wagon Wheel" reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in May 2013. True Believers was released on May 21, 2013. The album's third single, "Radio", was released to country radio on July 22, 2013. The album's fourth single, "Miss You", was released to country radio on February 3, 2014.
On October 2, 2012, Darius Rucker was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. Halfway through his set at the Opry that night he answered questions from the audience which included a question from Brad Paisley. Paisley said: "I have two questions. One, are you still the worst poker player in the world? And two, would you like to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry?" Rucker accepted, and it became official on October 16.
Rucker was a featured performer at the C2C: Country to Country festival in London on March 17, 2013.
On May 11, 2013, Rucker was the speaker at the commencement ceremony for the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Before his speech, he received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree.
Rucker also sang the national anthem at the NBA finals on June 16, 2013.
On December 6, 2013, it was announced that Rucker's version of Wagon Wheel had earned him a nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. At the awards ceremony on January 26, 2014, Rucker won the vocal performance Grammy Award in a country music category.
“True Believers” - a triumphant reflection of the rewards and challenges of sustaining a marriage - was the first song recorded for this project and became the first single and title track for Rucker's third and most ambitious country studio album. And like his previous two albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 that topped the Billboard Country Album chart and produced five Number One singles, True Believers also debuted at No. 1, only this time he opted to dig deeper, work with new collaborators, and create something more resonant both musically and emotionally.
Cassadee Blake Pope, (born August 28, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and is the lead vocalist of the pop rock band Hey Monday, which is currently on hiatus as of December 2011. With the band she released the studio album Hold on Tight and three EPs. Pope embarked on a solo career which was announced in December 2011, but reassured fans that the band had not "broken up." In early 2012, she played her first acoustic solo tour before releasing her debut solo EP in May later that year. She took part in the third season of NBC's The Voice and was crowned the winner on December 18, 2012. She became the first female winner of The Voice. Her debut solo country album, Frame by Frame, was released on October 8, 2013. The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Country Albums charts, and was preceded by Top 10country single, "Wasting All These Tears".
While in Wellington Christian School in Wellington, Florida, Pope formed the band Blake with good friend Mike Gentile. The project disbanded before being signed and in 2008, she and Gentile along with Alex Lipshaw, Michael "Jersey" Moriarty, and Elliot James founded the pop punk band Hey Monday. Hey Monday released their first studio album, Hold on Tight, in October 2008. Pope wrote two songs and co-wrote the other nine songs. She appeared in Fall Out Boy's video for "America's Suitehearts", from their 2008 album Folie à Deux. She also provided guest vocals for The Cab's remix version of their song "Take My Hand" that appeared on Fall Out Boy's mix tape, Welcome to the New Administration, and appeared in the music video for it the following summer of 2009.
She had a guest appearance as herself in the Degrassi: The Next Generation TV Movie, Degrassi Goes Hollywood, along with Pete Wentz. James departed from the band at the end of 2009. Hey Monday's first EP Beneath It All was to be released in August 2010. The Christmas EP was released on December 6, 2011. It was followed later that month by an announcement that Hey Monday had taken an indefinite hiatus on good terms, while the band members pursue individual side projects, with Pope going solo.
In early 2012, Pope embarked on her first solo acoustic tour across the east and west coasts. She released her debut self-titled EP (self-labeled) on May 22, 2012, featuring four songs: "Original Love", "Secondhand", "I Guess We're Cool", and "Told You So." All of the songs on the EP were written by Pope herself.
She auditioned for season 3 of the popular singing competition, The Voice, during the summer and had all four coaches offer her a place on their teams; she ultimately picked country singer Blake Shelton. In the third live round, Pope performed "Over You," co-written by mentor Shelton about his older brother who had died in a car accident; Pope dedicated the song to her great grandfather who passed when she was young and to whom she was very close. The song reached number one on the iTunes chart. She was the only female contestant to advance to the Top 4 round where she performed "Stupid Boy" by country singer Keith Urban, which also reached number one on iTunes. She advanced to The Voice finals, winning the title on the live finale results day in December. An album compiling her performances on The Voice entitled, "The Voice: The Complete Season 3 Collection" bowed at No. 1 on the Heatseekers and sold 11,000 copies, and 8,000 more copies in the following week. Her self-titled EP also re-entered the chart at No. 42, selling 1,000 copies. Pope performed "Stand" on New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, and later performed that night with Grammy award-winning group Train at the NIVEA Kiss Stage in Times Square in New York City.
In January 2013, Pope signed with country music label Republic Nashville, an imprint of Big Machine Records. She then performed a number of new songs from her upcoming debut album, including its lead single and Pope's debut solo single, "Wasting All These Tears", which was released on May 31, 2013. "Wasting All These Tears" debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It sold 125,000 copies in first week of release.
On July 28, 2013, Pope performed the national anthem at the Brickyard 400. Pope later confirmed the title of her debut studio album on August 3 as Frame by Frame and announced a competition for her fans to choose the album cover via her social networking pages. Once the votes were finalized and the cover was chosen, Pope announced that Frame by Frame would be released on October 8, 2013.
On October 4, 2013, the first episode of Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame, a documentary about Pope's journey after winning The Voice, premiered on CMT.
On November 22, 2013, she performed the debut single from Frame By Frame, "Wasting All These Tears," on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Pope is currently continuing her solo career.
By the age of 21, Show Dog-Universal Music’s Joel Crouse had already accomplished more than many artists ever dream of doing. He wrote his first song at the age of 14, started a band when he was 15, graduated from high school at the age of 16 and was signed to his record deal not long after his 19th birthday. He has since gone on to open shows for Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, Sara Evans, and even bands like the Goo Goo Dolls.
Joel and his grandfather share a strong bond, which is where his love for country music began. His grandfather lived with his family off and on throughout his childhood and during that time Joel was introduced to the music of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Merle Haggard. Joel also grew to love classic rock music from the 70s, particularly story songs like those performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Eagles, and Fleetwood Mac, to name a few. Because of that time with his grandfather, Joel loves the classics and thinks there’s no better sound than listening to a vinyl recording.
As a songwriter, Joel feels and writes with a lot of emotion, which he reflects on his debut album as a co-writer on all of the tracks. He has written with some of the biggest songwriters in Nashville including BMI Songwriter of the Year, Luke Laird (“Pontoon,” “Drink In My Hand”), Craig Wiseman (“Live Like You Were Dying,” “Summertime”) and Bob DiPiero (“Gone,” “Southern Voice”). He is currently working on an album produced by Jamie Houston and scheduled for release in early 2014.
In 2011, Crouse signed with Show Dog-Universal Music, and began touring with Toby Keith and The Band Perry. He released his debut single "If You Want Some" in February 2013. It received three-and-a-half stars from Taste of Country reviewer Billy Dukes, who thought that Crouse "sings with more confidence than 20 years provides most artists". The song, which he wrote with Jamie Houston and Luke Laird, debuted at number 59 on the Country Airplay charts in January 2013.