Press Release: Darius Rucker Celebrates 10 Years of 'True Believers' With Vinyl Release
500 Commemorative Signed Copies Available in Addition to Standard Black Vinyl;
May 24th, 2023 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- As his Double Platinum-certified album True Believers celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its release, Darius Rucker will now make the record available on vinyl for the first time. In addition to the standard black vinyl available for preorder now, 500 commemorative signed copies are also available for preorder via DariusRucker.com.
In addition to singles including the title track and Top 10 hit “Radio,” the album most notable features Rucker’s Diamond-certified (11x Platinum) chart-topper “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five best-selling Country songs of all time.
“This album changed so much for me musically and for our live show,” says the three-time GRAMMY winner. “As a kid who worked as a clerk in a record store, there's a part of me that has always wanted this album to live on vinyl, so this is a great way to commemorate 10 years of Believers.”
The vinyl release precedes new music from Rucker, with his studio album Carolyn’s Boy set for release later this year with single “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” impacting Country radio now. Fans will hear the new music and his expansive catalog of hits on the road this summer during the Starting Fires Tour, with tickets on sale now via DariusRucker.com.
Rucker also returns to Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Monday, June 5 for his 14th Annual Darius and Friends concert benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and will headline the second year of his personally curated Riverfront Revival Music Festival taking place in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. on October 7 and 8. Festival passes are now available along with more information at RiverfrontRevival.com.
For more information on music and upcoming events, please visit www.DariusRucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker.
True Believers Track Listing:
1. True Believers
2. Miss You
3. Wagon Wheel
4. Love Without You (feat. Sheryl Crow)
6. Lost in You
7. I Will Love You Still (feat. Mallory Hope)
8. Take Me Home
10. Heartbreak Road
11. Leavin’ the Light On
12. Lie to Me
About Darius Rucker
Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish, who have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide including their Double Diamond-certified (21x Platinum) debut Cracked Rear View, which remains among the top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, Rucker has earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart, including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus 10 No. 1 singles at Country radio and 11 Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum certified hits. Rucker was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2012 and in 2014 he won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his Diamond-certified (11x Platinum) version of “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five best-selling Country songs of all time. He co-hosted the 54th annual CMA Awards in 2020 and topped the charts at Country radio once again with “Beers And Sunshine” in 2021. His new single, “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” is available everywhere now as Rucker puts the finishing touches on his forthcoming album, Carolyn’s Boy.
As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker co-chaired the capital campaign that generated $150 million to help build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. and has raised over $3 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament. In addition, Rucker has advocated for over 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and serves as a National Chair for the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tenn. Rucker is also an avid sports fan, with his NFL x Darius Rucker Collection by Fanatics apparel line available at NFLshop.com, and he is part of the Music City Baseball investment group working to bring an MLB team to Tennessee in addition to serving as a partner at the MGC Sports & Entertainment agency.
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