Darius Rucker fronted one of the best-known pop-rock bands of the 1990s, but the South Carolina-born singer has taken a turn toward country.
“I’m fortunate that I’ve had the best of both worlds,” Rucker says. “I can’t tell you how rewarding this has all been. To be able to have all that success with my band and then go out and experience this as a solo artist is incredible.”
Expect Rucker to be around for the long haul. “This is my life’s work,” Rucker said. “I want to continue doing this as long as I can. It’s incredibly gratifying to make music, go on tour and see the fans. I’ve been so lucky. It’s something that I really appreciate.”
Where: Caesars Atlantic City
When: Saturday, Sept. 24, 9pm
Tickets: $40, $50 and $60
Atlantic City Weekly had the opportunity to have an e-mail chat with Hank Williams Jr., the honky tonk outlaw country legend whose numerous hit songs include “Family Tradition,” “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Honky Tonkin’,” and “Whiskey Bent and Hellbound.”
Billy Currington is a country singer who has been climbing up the ladder of Nashville stardom at a steady pace, thanks to such hit songs as “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “Don’t” “People Are Crazy,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Good Directions.” A personable native of Georgia, Currington chatted with AC Weekly from the road about his career and about his favorite beer — I mean I had to ask, didn’t I?
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