CCMF Will Headline with One of Carolina’s Own
Darius Rucker to Headline Carolina Country
South Carolina’s own to take the stage at third annual oceanfront music fest
CHARLOTTE, NC (Nov. 4, 2016) – Carolina Country (CCMF), in conjunction with Full House Productions (FHP) and Visit Myrtle Beach, announce today that three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Darius Rucker will headline the 2017 oceanfront music festival, June 8-11.
Charleston-born, Rucker’s musical approach takes the country genre back to its roots. In his fourth solo album as a country artist, “Southern Style,” Rucker showcases his range and tests his vocal limits with music true to the region and traditions in his self-proclaimed “country-est” record yet. Rucker’s first three albums all topped Billboard’s Country Album chart, producing six No. 1 singles including “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” “Alright” and “Wagon Wheel.”
“It is important to CCMF not only to host country’s hottest artists, but to also host artists from the Carolinas – specifically South Carolina,” said Bob Durkin, President of FHP. “Being that he was born and raised in Charleston, S.C., Darius Rucker’s Southern energy will represent CCMF’s Carolina roots well.”
Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF), the Southeast’s premier outdoor country music fest, is located on the shores of Myrtle Beach. A unique blend of today’s country headliners and up-and-comers, CCMF is host to the industry’s biggest stars. With the combination of country music and the scenic Myrtle Beach backdrop, this family-friendly, three-day fest is a summer vacation destination.
Full House Productions is a premier entertainment and production company specializing in the restaurant, nightlife, entertainment and hospitality industries. From producing concerts with the music industry’s biggest stars to partnering with restaurants and bars to achieve their marketing goals, Full House Concerts, a division of Full House Productions, is a full service event production company experienced in planning, marketing and executing concerts, festivals and special events. Since 1998, FHP has produced over 500 events in over a dozen cities around the United States with a leadership team comprised of experienced, innovative, unique and talented individuals.
Darius Rucker first attained multi-platinum status in the music industry as former lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country Albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance for his triple platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his album “True Believers.” Rucker’s first two country albums, “Learn To Live” and “Charleston, SC 1966,” produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” “Southern Style,” his fourth studio country album, features his latest No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. Rucker recently released his heartfelt new single, “If I Told You” to country radio and is currently headlining his Good for a Good Time Tour. For more information, visit www.dariusrucker.com.