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Darius and Friends Benefit Concert and Celebrity Golf Tournament Raises Over $122,000

Darius Rucker
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The numbers are in! The fifth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert, held at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon on June 2, as well as the celebrity golf tournament on June 3, brought in a total of $122,490 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Darius Rucker couldn’t be more thrilled with the large donation.

“Growing up, my mother instilled in me the importance of giving back. Whether it was mowing a neighbor’s yard or helping during the loss of a loved one, it’s important on so many levels,” Rucker explains. “Just like St. Jude, I’ve been given so much from the music community over the years, so this is one of the ways I know how to say ‘thanks.’ Not only is this one of my favorite shows all year, but it’s a great platform to remind so many of the incredible work done by St. Jude.”

More than a dozen celebrities participated in the worthwhile cause, including the Eli Young Band, Clint Black, Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, Kenny Rogers, Corey Smith and Thompson Square — who performed for the star-studded concert — and  Colt Ford, JT Hodges, Tommy John, Kelley, Dustin Lynch, Derek Mason, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Thompson Square’s Keifer Thompson and Scott Hamilton, who played in the golf tournament.

In spite of being turned away from his own after party due to accidentally leaving his identification on his bus, the show’s headliner undoubtedly counts the night a big success.

The singer-songwriter will continue his True Believers Tour this week with a series of shows in California. See all of his upcoming concerts here.

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