“Darius Rucker & Friends” Concert to Benefit St. Jude Going Virtual on July 30

“Darius Rucker & Friends” Concert to Benefit St. Jude Going Virtual on July 30

Darius Rucker isn’t letting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic stop him from raising money for an organization near and dear to his heart: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The “Wagon Wheel” singer is turning his 11th Darius & Friends benefit concert into a virtual affair. This year’s show, which features Darius, Clint Black and Tracy Lawrence, will take place on the Grand Ole Opry stage on July 30 at 7 p.m. CT. Fans will be able to view the show via a pay-per-view live stream. The annual concert has raised more than $2 million for St. Jude over the years.

“Even though we can’t all get together for a normal concert right now, it’s important that we continue to support St. Jude and the amazing work that they do,” says Darius. “I hope we can bring a fun night of music to everyone watching from home while also raising money for this important cause.”

Tickets to the pay-per-view event start at $15 with VIP options offering limited-edition and signed posters priced at $50 and $100, respectively. Tickets go on sale on July 10 at 10 a.m. CT.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Daily Dose

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter