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Justin Bieber is all over the country music scene since his win at the CMT Music Awards. So of course Darius Rucker is going to admit that he's a Belieber. Well, his kids are anyway. In Sunday's (June 12) Parade magazine, Rucker was asked if his kids (16, 10 and 6) think he's cool. "They love when I pick up a bunch of their friends in the tour bus and take them to a Justin Bieber concert," he said. I don't know specifically what about that would be the coolest -- Rucker, the bus ride, the Bieber show or the whole entire night. But he did admit that his kids don't think Rucker sings very well. "My 10-year-old will say, as I'm walking by her singing, 'Daddy, use your stage voice, because your indoor voice is not very good,'" he told the magazine. But stage voice or indoor voice, Rucker's here to stay. When the talk turns to the loyalty of country fans, he says, "I think I'm at the point where, as long as I don't mess it up, I'm in."