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Darius Rucker Hits No. 1 With ‘If I Told You’

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Darius Rucker is sitting comfortably at the top of Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, scoring his eighth No. 1 single with “If I Told You.” The song is the first release from his upcoming fifth studio album.

“If I Told You” follows other Rucker No. 1 hits like “Wagon Wheel,” “This,” “Alright” and “It Won’t Be Like This for Long.” The country star’s latest single is also his first collaboration with sought after Nashville songwriter and producer Ross Copperman, who has worked with the likes of Brett Eldredge and Luke Bryan. The track was written by Jon Nite (“Think a Little Less,” “Strip it Down”) and Shane McAnally (“Mama’s Broken Heart,” “Downtown”).

“I love this time in country music. It’s so wide in range and to have this song, a ballad and one I’ve loved and related to since first hearing the worktape, is pretty incredible,” Rucker says about “If I Told You” in a press release.

Rucker helped open the 2017 CMT Music Awards alongside Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley for a tribute to the legendary Southern rocker Gregg Allman, who died on May 27. He also made appearances throughout 2017 CMA Fest, hosting the eighth annual Darius Rucker & Friends concert at the Ryman Auditorium before performing at Nissan Stadium on Sunday (June 11).

He’ll headline Country on the River 2017 on Aug. 3 in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. Chris Stapleton and Justin Moore will also headline the festival, with RaeLynnRandy Houser, Eli Young Band, Brothers Osborne and more artists making appearances.

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