Platinum-selling country star Darius Rucker will for the third time be hosting "Darius And Friends, a benefit for St. Jude presented by GAC." The concert and corresponding celebrity golf tournament take place on Monday, June 4, 2012 and will both raise funds to help St. Jude provide the best care possible to children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases at no cost to their family.

The concerts alone have helped raise more than $100,000 for St. Jude with the support of ‘friends’ like Rodney Atkins, Easton Corbin, Radney Foster, Randy Houser,Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, Kid Rock and more.

“This has become my favorite way to start off the week of CMA Fest – golf and music for a great cause. With the support of our friends at GAC, Gaylord Springs, and the Wildhorse Saloon, we’ll be able to raise even more for St. Jude. Ever since I made my first visit to the hospital,” Rucker continues, “I was so moved, I knew I needed to contribute to the cause. These events allow me to honor the outstanding work of the researchers, doctors and staff at St. Jude and I'm honored to be able to help contribute to their efforts."

This year’s events begin early in Nashville at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links with the St. Jude Darius & Friends Golf Classic. For more information on registration and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the St. Jude official site.

Although Rucker has not announced his fellow artists joining him for the 2012 concert, fans can expect to see more great music and good times, as it is sure to be a night to remember. Most importantly, 100 percent of ticket sale proceeds will help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

DariusRucker.com members will have early access to tickets beginning April 17 with sales opening to the general public April 21. Tickets may be purchased at the Wildhorse Saloon (615-902-8200) and on www.ticketmaster.com.

Performer news and information to follow in the coming weeks.