Mr. Rucker has deep ties to the Carolinas, he was born and resides in Charleston, SC and has always played up and down the coast of North and South Carolina. He and his band members met while students at the University of South Carolina. He is the perfect artist to show his support to the show, as he began his career as a regional artist in the Carolinas.
“This letter of support is so important for the show. It helps put us on the map and shows yet another major celebrity supports us and is 100% behind us”, said Omar McCallop, CM Awards Founder. In addition to Darius, the CM Awards currently also has Randy Travis, Roberta Flack and Calvin Gilmore, Carolina Opry founder, onboard as show supporters. Other celebrity artists will be quick to follow.
“We have some great success stories, artists who would have never achieved the recognition or climbed up the career ladder, bringing their dreams to reality, if they hadn’t been involved in CM Awards show”, said Christi Chambers, CM Awards Artist Relations Manager.
About Darius Rucker and Hootie & The Blowfish
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Hootie & The Blowfish’s music is a creative blend of blues, soul, folk, pop and rock. Best known for two-time Grammy award winning song, Cracked Rear View, recognized as Best New Artist and Song of the Year by duo or group for "Let Her Cry", MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist for "Hold My Hand," a Billboard Music Award for album of the year, a People's Choice Award for Album of the Year and a People's Choice Award for Best Selling Artist.
Cracked Rear View went on to earn the band Billboard's Band of the Year Award in 1996 and the RIAA's Diamond Award for sales of 10 million units. Cracked Rear View remains the 12th bestselling album in music business history, and all albums combined, have moved over 25 million worldwide.
About Carolina Music Awards
The 4th Annual CM Awards focus is on the hottest music/artist in the Carolinas (North & South) ranging in a broad variety of musical genres. The goal of the show is to empower regional artists by giving them a platform for recognition and providing an instrument for them to use which supports them in their dream to move their careers to the next level.
The CM Awards committee is continuously networking looking for additional sponsors, advertisers, volunteers and anyone with an interest in supporting the CM Awards and music in the Carolinas.
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