Darius Rucker Pays Tribute to Lives Lost in Charleston With ‘Amazing Grace’ [Watch]
Darius Rucker is proud to call Charleston, S.C. his home — now more than ever following the tragic shootings that took nine lives at the city’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week.
To honor the lives unjustly taken, Rucker took a moment out of his Southern Style tour stop in Cedar Park, Texas, on Friday night (June 19) to sing "Amazing Grace" in memory of all the victims. Taking center stage by himself, with just a single spotlight, Rucker belted out the hymn that so many of us hold near to our hearts.
This wasn't the only time Rucker let his voice be heard on the tragedy. He spoke out about the hardship during an appearance on The Talk.
“I want to say to all the people at the Mother Emanuel, my love is there,” he said (quote via Broadway World). “But to the people of Charleston — people ask me all the time what my favorite part of Charleston is, and I always say the people, and they proved it through this. I’m so proud of my community, my town, the way we got together."
Following the breaking news of the incident the "Southern Style" singer took to twitter to share his thoughts and condolences on the matter.
“He tried to spread us apart,” Rucker said in reference to the shooter, Dylann Roof, “and he just got us together and made us stronger.
“I love being from Charleston,” Rucker tells The Boot. “The thing I love the most is the people. I’ve always thought it was a nice place. I love the beach. There’s not a lot about Charleston that I don’t like.”
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