Clint Black, Cassadee Pope and Corey Smith are also scheduled to perform June 2 at the Wildhorse Saloon for the event billed as “Darius and Friends.” The sold-out show takes place during the week of the CMA Music Festival .
Rucker will also host his annual celebrity golf tournament on June 3. Nail, Thompson Square’s Keifer Thompson and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley are set to play in the tournament that will also include Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Colt Ford, JT Hodges, Vanderbilt University football coach Derek Mason and Olympic gold medalist figure skater Scott Hamilton.
All proceeds from the sold-out concert will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since its inception, more than $225,000 has been raised for St. Jude through the concert, golf tournament and charity auction.
“This is one of my favorite events every year, and I’m so glad we’re able to support St. Jude for the fifth year in a row,” Rucker said. “St. Jude does such amazing work for young cancer patients and their families, and I’m grateful to all my fellow artists and friends for coming together to have some fun and support such a great cause.”
Rucker will perform the national anthem prior to Friday’s (May 16) NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. He resumes his True Believers tour on June 13 in Del Mar, Calif.