The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced that the ACM Party for a Cause Festival will feature an unprecedented lineup of country music legends and this year’s ACM Award nominees and chart-topping artists including Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line and more to be announced in the coming weeks.


ACM Honors Additional Lineup -

The 6th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening of musical tribute performances and special presentations celebrating the special honorees and non-televised category winners from the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year. Tickets are available at for $37 each. The evening is presented by City National Bank.


L to R: Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks, Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, and Clint Black.Photo Credit: Randi Radcliff

L to R: Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks, Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, and Clint Black.Photo Credit: Randi Radcliff

Darius Rucker returned to the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville on Monday, June 4 for the third installment of his Darius & Friends benefit concert and auction for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With the addition of the golf tournament to the event, Darius continues to raise the bar and raise the donation total – this year topping $121,000 for the charity.  

Friends participating in the day’s events included Rodney AtkinsClint BlackSusie Brown (The JaneDear Girls), Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band), Dallas DavidsonCharles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), Sunny SweeneyChuck Wicks and more.

Rucker is currently out on the road with a packed summer touring schedule and is working on his third country album due out this fall.  For more news, tour dates, and images, please visit

Darius Rucker & Friends

Third Annual “Darius and Friends” concert and golf tournament has been announced for Monday, June 4, and Darius Rucker is pleased to announce friends Rodney Atkins, Clint Black, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks and special surprise guests will join him at the concert event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville is once again hosting the evening with doors opening at 6:00 pm and the concert beginning at 7:30 pm.  

“We’ve had so much fun the last two years with friends jamming on stage for a great cause,” says Rucker.  “I’m excited to continue that tradition with this year’s event.”

Rucker is currently in the studio with producer Frank Rogers working on his follow-up to his 2010 release Charleston, SC 1966 and his now-platinum debut, Learn To Live (2008).

Event posters and t-shirts will be available on-site with all sales, along with all ticket sales from the night, going directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support their continued success and mission to find cures and save children struggling against deadly diseases.  A limited number of tickets remain and may be purchased at the Wildhorse Saloon (615.902.8200) and on

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Music City Gives Back -

On Tuesday, June 5, award-winning and platinum-selling country star Rodney Atkins will once again host the Second Annual “Music City Gives Back” Benefit Concert in in partnership with Music City, Inc. The event will be free to the public and features an all-star lineup including the legendary Clint Black, Thompson Square, Lee Brice, Josh Thompson, Jana Kramer, The Farm, Mallary Hope, and The Willis Clan.  Music is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. on the outdoor stage on Broadway in downtown Nashville between Second and Fourth Avenues. 

With the help of sponsors Cricket Wireless, Wrangler, Carl Black Chevrolet, and GAC, fans will be able to enjoy a night of great music at no cost and have the opportunity to contribute to the American Red Cross.  Donations may be made on-site and online.

“Last year was such a great experience to close down broadway and to raise money and awareness for the American Red Cross we decided to do it again,” shares Atkins.  “This is an organization that helps so many people in all of our communities and they need support not just when disaster strikes.  Looking forward to getting out there and working with Cricket / Muve Music and Wrangler to raise awareness and party with everyone in Music City.”

Those unable to attend the festivities will still be able to enjoy the concerts by streaming the performances LIVE on the Wrangler Facebook page. For more information on the benefit, please visit