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

Darius Rucker has just scored a No. 1 with “If I Told You.” The song, penned by Ross Copperman, Jon Nite and Shane McAnally, marks Rucker’s eighth No. 1 since making his country music debut in 2008. “If I Told You” is the first single from his upcoming fifth studio album on Capitol Records Nashville.

“I love this time in country music,” Rucker said. “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 work tape — is pretty incredible.”

This is not the only recent milestone for Rucker. He recently kicked off CMA Fest with his eighth annual “Darius and Friends” concert and golf tournament to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thanks to Rucker and friends like Brooks & Dunn, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and John Oates of legendary pop duo Hall & Oates, the event broke last year’s record by raising $402,000, pushing their total funds raised to $1.2 million.

Later in the week, Rucker joined Jason Aldean and Charles Kelley to open the CMT Music Awards with a tribute to Gregg Allman. Fans then got to see him once again in the hilarious role of CMT president in a skit aired before the rest of the show was underway.

Rucker celebrated the success of “If I Told You” on Sunday with an intimate performance at the CMA Fest HGTV Lodge in the morning, followed by a performance on the main stage at Nissan Stadium that night. He announced to the crowd that the song had made it to No. 1 and then invited Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild out for a duet of the song. He expressed his gratitude, saying, “Thank you for believing in this song!”

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