Darius Rucker to Headline Converse Annual Spring Concert
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In true cowboy fashion, the whoops and hollers rang out on campus with the news that country-western music star Darius Rucker will perform at Converse on Saturday, April 16 for the College’s annual Spring Concert.
Converse SGA President Madison Brewer had the honor of announcing the news to the student body last night at an all-campus Christmas party. “This is big news for Converse,” said Brewer, “we are fast becoming known throughout the state for attracting big names like Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillait, Matt Nathanson and Zac Brown. With Darius Rucker coming on the 16, Converse will be the destination place for college students in this region.”
Rucker is riding high with the release of his sophomore country album, Charleston, SC 1966, on Capitol Records Nashville. USA Today raved, “Rucker has made a fine-sounding country album, full of singable choruses, bittersweet fiddle and steel, and guitars with bottomless twang,” and Rolling Stone said, “On his Nashville debut, Rucker’s rich baritone, sentimental ballads and bright hooks made him the most successful African-American country singer since Charley Pride. Rucker amps up that formula on album number two.” The debut in referral is his chart-topping 2008 release, Learn To Live – an album that produced three consecutive No. 1 singles and Top 5 smash, “History In The Making.” Rucker’s success in the country music format was recently recognized at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards when he received the Top New Artist title and again with an ACM Award nomination in the Top Male Vocalist of the Year category. Charleston, SC 1966–a title which pays tribute to one of Rucker’s biggest influences, Radney Foster–includes the current multiple-week #1 hit single, “Come Back Song.” For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.
$20.00 for college students/$40.00 for general admission
Available through the Twichell Auditorium Box Office at 864.596.9725