Darius Rucker Is Headed To Bay City!
Tickets Still Available At Select Locations
July 7, 2009
By: MyBayCity Staff
Darius Rucker was formerly the lead singer for Hootie & The Blowfish
Darius Rucker will be in Vet's Park Sunday July 19th and Bay City is gearing up for his arrival! The concert is in part to raise funds to cover the fabulous Fireworks spectacular those in Bay City last weekend were able to enjoy!
Darius Rucker, former lead singer for Hootie & The Blowfish soared the charts with hits such as: Hold My Hand, Only Wanna Be With You, Time and Let Her Cry. Darius was with the band since their formation in 1986.
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" (which he co-wrote with Clay Mills) debuted at #51 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts for the week of May 3, 2008. It is the first single from his second album, Learn to Live, which was produced by Frank Rogers.
Rucker also made his Grand Ole Opry debut in July 2008. "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" reached Top 20 on the country charts in July 2008, making him the first African-American singer to reach Top 20 on the country charts since Charley Pride in 1988. The single reached Number One in September, making Rucker the first solo African American artist to chart a Number One country hit since Pride's "Night Games" in 1983.
Learn to Live was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in February 2009, as was "Don't Think I Don't Think About It". The second single released, "It Won't Be Like This for Long" was released shortly afterward. The song became Rucker's second #1 on the Billboard country charts in early 2008, spending three weeks at the top. Following it is the album's third single, "Alright", also a Top Ten hit on the same chart.
Tickets are still available at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, BayCom (Bay City, Saginaw, Midland) and Graff Chevrolet (Bay City).
*Admission: $25, also available VIP for $35.
*On the back of every ticket is a coupon for $20 of slot play at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino or Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.
Gates open at 6:00 pm, opening bands start at 7:00 pm and Darius Rucker starts about 8:00 pm.
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