Darius will bring an all-star lineup to Ryman Auditorium on Monday night as he continues his decade-long effort to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
“Darius & Friends” has raised nearly $2 million to date and looks to add to that number this year with the support of Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Travis Denning, Jillian Jacqueline and Brett Young.
“I was blown away by the positive impact St. Jude has on patients and their families when I first visited more than a decade ago,” reflects Rucker. “To see how this event has grown and how many of my friends have gotten involved to support their mission is one of my proudest moments every year.”
Friends performing with Rucker in past years have included Lauren Alaina, Brooks & Dunn, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Ashley McBryde, A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys, Brad Paisley, Kenny Rogers and Paul Stanley of KISS, among others.
The event is made possible with support from generous sponsors PGA Tour, CDW, Intel, Arrow Electronics, AMD, A.O. Smith, Hendrix Enterprises, Shepherd Family Auto Group, Universal Music Group, Creative Artists Agency and Hutton Hotel.