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Darius Rucker @ The O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK | November 18, 2014 – Review


I’ve seen Bruce Springsteen live at Wembley Stadium, Taylor Swift at The O2 Arena and Westlife’s farewell tour at the Birmingham NEC, all among the largest venues in the UK, and all acts known for the passion of their legions of fans. However, I have never experienced an atmosphere as electric as on Tuesday 18th November at The O2 Shepherds Bush Empire for Darius Rucker.

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Darius Rucker ‘Home For The Holidays’ – Album Review


Every year as we reach October and November, a new selection of country artists make their mark on the Christmas period. Some do so with a stronger track record than others, but either way each fall as we drink our pumpkin spice lattes, we’re guaranteed to get the first taste of gingerbread* as well-known acts put their spin on holiday classics (and some fresh ones too). In 2012 we saw Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Scotty McCreery and the roster of Average Joes (among others) hit stores with shimmering festive joy, while last year Trace Adkins, Kelly Clarkson, Gretchen Wilson and the cast of Duck Dynasty (including a lot of country artists) offered up their own takes on holiday cheer.

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Keith Urban with Special Guests Darius Rucker & Kira Isabella to Perform at Inaugural Concert at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton





 Doors: 5:00 PM                       Show:  6:15 PM


Tickets available at and all Ticketmaster Outlets

or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000

Tickets (incl. HST) $39.50, $49.50, $69.50, $89.50, $125.00 (plus service charges)

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Darius Rucker ‘Homegrown Honey’ – Single Review

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Just as I praised Darius Rucker actually singing to the same demographic he resided in during my review of previous single ‘Miss You’, country radio of course refused to pick it up and he turned instead toward pandering to the trends. ‘Miss You’ reached just #48 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and failed to make top 50 on Hot Country Songs at all, a severe drop from the heights of #4 and #1 that previous singles ‘Radio’ and ‘Wagon Wheel’ managed. So choosing to move on from ‘True Believers’ as an album was probably a wise idea, I’m just not as comfortable with the manner in which Darius has done it.

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Darius Rucker ‘Miss You’ – Single Review


Following the peak of ‘Radio’ at #4 on country radio and #14 on Billboard’s sales, streams and airplay chart, Darius Rucker and his team have opted for the more substantial ‘Miss You’ to continue the success of his ‘True Believers’ era. A power country pop ballad, it works much in the same vein as Little Big Town’s ‘Your Side of The Bed’ in illustrating the heartbreak of a married couple who have lost the spark of their relationship. For LBT, this was one of their less successful singles, but that was likely to be more to do with the sparse production than anything else. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood sung about it in ‘Remind Me’ a couple of years ago, and likely it was a combination of their star power and the power pop/rock production that was far more in-your-face.

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Are We Alienating Black People Or Are They Rejecting Us?


It’s no secret that country music is a largely Caucasian genre. From the 19th century rube stereotypes in crude entertainment to an illustrated history of black oppression in the south (with which country music is of course directly associated), from Old-time, to Hillbilly, to Country & Western and beyond, the artists, industry and fan community have been overwhelmingly white. Yet, there is more than enough documentation of country’s interaction with blacks, various other “ethnic groups” and their music. Even some of the very first country artists to be recorded in the 1920s and 1930s took inspiration and learning from black players, and the black and white workers in the south mingled since slaves were first brought to the United States. Jimmie Rodgers for example, arguably country music’s first superstar, was heavily influenced by the blues, and this fact alone can be taken from his career-defining “Blue Yodels”, which retain his fame to this day.

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2014 Grammy Winners In Country/Americana/Roots Categories!


The 56th Annual Grammy Awards aired last night from Los Angeles’ Staples Center, and now we have an official list of all the country/Americana/roots/folk etc categories! Check them out below.

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New article (Darius Rucker review!)


Darius Rucker has a new single! It’s called ‘Radio’, and I reviewed it. Check it out.