Country Star Reaches #1 on Eventful as Today’s Hottest, Most Demanded
Nashville, Tenn. (Wednesday, March 02, 2011) – Capitol
Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker reached the #1 spot today on
Eventful, actually beating out Justin Bieber as the most
fan-requested artist across all formats.
“It’s nice to know that the
fans have an outlet like Eventful to turn to and demand performances in their
area because as an artist, you always want to bring music to the folks that
support you,” says Rucker. “I’m honored my fans are excited to see me in
concert, and I hope to make it to all their towns this year.”
“We love being able to help a great artist like Darius
connect with his fans through the “Demand it!” platform,” said Jordan
Glazier, CEO of Eventful. “It’s an example of how artists can utilize
social media to drive awareness and ticket sales for their live
Rucker will be headlining a series of solo dates this year as
well as joining previous tour mate, Brad Paisley, on select H2O
World Tour dates.
About Eventful, Inc.
Eventful, Inc. is
the leading digital media company connecting over 20 million entertainment
consumers with live music and local events. Eventful drives ticket sales and
marketing for music artists though a unique and targeted blend of digital,
social media, and direct marketing campaigns. Promoters, managers, labels and
venues utilize Eventful to drive awareness, ticket purchase, and music sales.
Eventful’s unique Demand it!™ social media service is used by over 100,000
performers to engage with millions of their fans to find out where they are in
demand, and then utilize this essential data to optimize future tour routing and
make informed decisions about where to appear. Demand it!™ empowers music fans
to influence the location and content of local entertainment and events and
helps artists fill the house in target markets, bridging the gap between social
media and commerce.
About Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker is
riding high with the release of his sophomore country album, Charleston, SC
1966, on Capitol Records Nashville. USA Today raved, "Rucker has
made a fine-sounding country album, full of singable choruses, bittersweet
fiddle and steel, and guitars with bottomless twang," and Rolling Stone
said, “On his Nashville debut, Rucker's rich baritone, sentimental ballads and
bright hooks made him the most successful African-American country singer since
Charley Pride. Rucker amps up that formula on album number two." The debut in
referral is his chart-topping 2008 release, Learn To Live – an album
that produced three consecutive No. 1 singles and Top 5 smash, “History In The
Making,” Rucker’s success in the country music format was recently recognized
at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards when he received the Top New Artist title and
again with ACM, Teen Choice, and AMA Award nominations. Charleston, SC
1966--a title which pays tribute to one of Rucker's biggest influences,
Radney Foster--includes the multiple-week #1 hit single, "Come Back Song," and
his current Top 10 single, "This." For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.