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Darius Rucker sings with boy with Down Syndrome at high school talent show

Get ready to tear up (or at least feel your icy heart melt a bit) at this video. Wando High School student Frankie Antonelli, 16, decided to take part in the school's talent show by singing Darius Rucker's While I Still Got the Time. Well guess who decided to show up to help Frankie finish his performance. From the video description: Frankie Antonelli, 16 year old boy with Down Syndrome, gets his wish to come true. Sings with Darius Rucker. Love this. [Source] Update: There's an even closer view of Darius and Frankie here. Like what we're sharing? Keep up... Read more

It’s been a record year for Darius Rucker. Arguably one of the most applauded singles of the year, “Wagon Wheel” has helped the platinum-selling entertainer earn multiple nominations from the CMA and ACA Awards. Fans of his third chart-topping country album, True Believers, can catch Rucker out on the road next year performing nationwide, featuring the Eli Young Band with special guest David Nail. The tour will kick off January 29, 2014 in Champaign, Ill. at State Farm Center with tickets going on sale beginning Nov. 15. An exclusive pre-sale will be available beginning Nov. 7 on dariusrucker.com. Rucker is... Read more

Well folks, it’s happened. Florida Georgia Line have surpassed the record for number of consecutive weeks spent at #1 on Hot Country Songs with ‘Cruise’. They are the all-time record holders (Jason Scott, one of our writers, had a rant about this today). In addition, ‘Cruise’ is #1 on Country Digital Songs, and their album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ is still #1 on Top Country Albums. Their latest single, ‘Round Here’ is at #6 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and #12 on Country Airplay, while ‘Get Your Shine On’ remains popular at #20 on Country Digital... Read more

As is natural with any single following a bonafide hit, there is pressure on ‘Radio’ to top the huge success of ‘Wagon Wheel’. Designed to be a standard mainstream summer song, it pretty much delivers on that account, although no real prizes for originality can be given out on this occasion. With ‘Radio’, the teen driving/summer love song is given a very slight variation in focusing on the use of the radio to find and listen to music where there was no other access. Lines such as “Hey y’all be quiet, that’s my favorite song” in the bridge add a... Read more

The Band Perry are the stars of this week’s chart roundup, as they can add another radio #1 to the list with ‘DONE.’. Elsewhere they’re not managing to break the monopoly on the top 10, however, falling one place to #11 on Hot Country Songs and all the way to #21 on Country Digital Songs. ‘Pioneer’ rises 4 places to #7 on Top Country Albums. Florida Georgia Line naturally head this aforementioned monopoly with ‘Cruise’, breaking record after record with their run at #1 across Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs that continues this week, with their album ‘Here’s... Read more

As if it were a surprise to anyone, the force that is Florida Georgia Line remains at #1 on Hot Country Songs yet again this week with ‘Cruise’(remix featuring Nelly). In addition, it remains at #1 on Country Digital Songs too, while their latest single ‘Round Here’ is at #6 on the same chart, #16 on Country Airplay and #8 on Hot Country Songs. Their album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ stays at #1. Could it become a possibility that they end up holding both the #1 and #2 spots on the sales charts? Quite easily, in a couple of... Read more

Darius Rucker to appear on "American Idol" alum's debut album

Darius Rucker recently helped out Season 11 "American Idol" alum, Elise Testone, with her debut album. Elise went the independent route with the release of "In This Life," an album she describes as having a “soulful, bluesy essence.” During a recent interview with Fox Morning News, Myrtle Beach, Elise talked about Darius helping her out. "One song, I’m really happy to announce, that Darius Rucker agreed to sing as a duet. When I heard his voice on it, and I realized I wrote it, and how hard I’ve worked on this journey. Every time I hear it, I can’t stop... Read more

I think most country fans are looking for the charts to get more interesting now as most of them have come to a standstill this week. Florida Georgia Line are still at #1 (does it even need to be said?) with their ‘Cruise’ remix on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, and ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ remains at #1 on Top Country Albums. Meanwhile, their new single ‘Round Here’ is climbing up in the wake of its predecessor’s success, at #7 on Country Digital Songs, #19 on Country Airplay and #13 on Hot Country Songs. It seems likely... Read more