Darius Rucker Concert Special Premieres on AT&T AUDIENCE Network, 12/8
Tune in Friday, December 8 to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special "Darius Rucker" on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. Airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT the one-hour concert was shot live from the iconic stage of the Apollo Theater in New York City. Darius performs hits spanning his country career---from his first country No. 1 single "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" to his most recent chart topper "If I Told You" off his just released fifth album When Was the Last Time (Capitol Records Nashville)--to crowd favorites from his career as lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish. During the concert, Darius brings Robert Randolph on stage for a duet on their "Love What You Do." The pedal steel rock star stayed on stage transitioning into an Apollo-only-worth collaboration on "Hold My Hand." As he celebrates this latest milestone and bucket list moment in his groundbreaking, multi-genre music career, Darius joins series host Ted Stryker for an intimate interview on the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater just before the sold-out show.
AUDIENCE Network's music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K1, to audiences nationwide. Recent concert specials include: Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, CeeLo Green, Prophets of Rage, Hank Williams Jr., Lady Antebellum, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, 2 Chainz, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Andra Day, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Brett Eldredge, Lukas Graham, Kelsea Ballerini, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Daya, Machine Gun Kelly, Trey Songz, Lauren Alaina, Rae Sremmurd, William Michael Morgan, X Ambassadors, Sam Hunt, The Head and the Heart, Chris Lane, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on-demand at DIRECTV NOW, directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.2
AUDIENCE Network's multiple series of original and exclusive performances give music fans an intimate view of music's most influential artists today. The network collaborates directly with musicians to create a unique show from their perspective.
Charleston, South Carolinian, Darius Rucker first attained multi-platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, he has celebrated four summits to the top of the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won histhird career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his 4x platinum-selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel," off his album, True Believers. Rucker's first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles including "Come Back Song," "This," "Alright," "It Won't Be Like This For Long" and "Don't Think I Don't Think About It." Southern Style, his fourth studio country album, features his seventh No. 1 single"Homegrown Honey," co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman.
Rucker's "If I Told You," marks his eighth No. 1 on country radio and the first cut from When Was The Last Time, his newest album on Capitol Records Nashville and second single "For The First Time," co-written by Rucker with Derek George and Travis Hill, is available digitally now and currently climbing the country charts.