Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

Multi-Platinum star Darius Rucker joined the 8 a.m. hour of NBC’s “TODAY” this morning, July 10, to announce that new music is officially on the horizon with forthcoming single “Beers And Sunshine” set to premiere at Country radio on August 6. Watch his socially distanced interview over a round of golf with host Harry Smith HERE.
Written by Rucker together with producer Ross Copperman alongside Josh Osborne and J.T. Harding, the feel-good summer song calls for slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life when the world feels out of control.
“It’s certainly been a hard year so far with a lot of heaviness around us constantly,” notes Rucker. “Like it says in the song, I don’t know how we fix any of these big, real issues that we’re facing, but while we work through this time I think it’s important that we find the silver lining where we can really enjoy the little moments and the simple joys of time spent together with friends and family.”
Rucker, who is set to perform a “Live from the Drive-In” concert at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium this weekend, will also host a virtual edition of his annual “Darius & Friends” concert benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. CT. Pay-per-view tickets starting at $15 are on sale now at 
For more information, visit 
www.DariusRucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker.
About Darius Rucker
Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the record industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, he’s enjoyed four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart and nine No. 1 singles at Country radio, earning a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 8x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.” As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker is a constant supporter of the MUSC Children's Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. He has also raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament, as well as for more than 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation. In 2019, Rucker embarked on the completely sold-out Group Therapy Tour with his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of generation-defining smash Cracked Rear View in addition to the November 1 release of Imperfect Circle, their first album in nearly 15 years.