Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 7:45pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multi-Platinum star Darius Rucker will join “America’s Got Talent” finalists Chapel Hart for the Season 17 finale airing on NBC tomorrow, Sept 14. at 8/7c. Together, the Grand Ole Opry member and the trio making their Opry debut this week will perform a must-see collaboration on the AGT stage.
“Like so many people, I was blown away when I saw Chapel Hart’s original response to ‘Jolene’ during their audition,” notes Rucker of the Golden Buzzer trio. “Their energy on that stage has been contagious to watch and I’m honored they asked me to be part of their finale experience – especially to perform one of my favorite songs of all time!”
The performance comes as Rucker puts the finishing touches on a forthcoming album, his first solo project since 2017’s When Was The Last Time. Having topped the charts for the 10th time in 2021 with “Beers And Sunshine,” fans can also get a preview of the new music via “My Masterpiece” and “Same Beer, Different Problem,” out now.
For more information, visit DariusRucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker.
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 Diamond-certified 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 9x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” one of the Top 5 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. New songs “My Masterpiece” and “Same Beer Different Problem” are available everywhere now as Rucker puts the finishing touches on a forthcoming album, with “Ol’ Church Hymn” featuring Chapel Hart set for release September 30.
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. He is also part of the Music City Baseball investment group working to bring an MLB team to Tennessee and is a partner at the MGC Sports & Entertainment agency.
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