Rucker first attained multi-platinum status as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, but re-introduced himself to the world as a country artist several years ago. In 2008, he released the album Leave to Live; the album’s first single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” made him the first African American with a Number One country song since Charley Pride in 1983. It was followed by two more chart-topping singles, earning him the New Artist award from the Country Music Association. Most recently, Rucker earned the 2014 Grammy Award® for Best Country Solo Performance.
In addition to Rucker, Grammy Award-nominated Pat Green will perform. The Texas native is known for his chart-topping songs, including the popular single “Wave on Wave,” and has more than a dozen national top 40 singles to his name. Nashville-based band A Thousand Horses, known for their southern rock sound, will also perform.