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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 16: Darius Rucker performs at The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson produced by Blackbird Presents at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media)

Darius Rucker is riding high on the charts again.

The former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman currently sits at No. 1 with “If I Told You,” the first single from his fifth country album due out later this year and eighth country chart-topper. “I love this time in country music,” he says through his publicist. “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.”

Darius performed the song live from Nashville on NBC’s Today last week (6/7) as Music City prepped for the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Check that out, and get to up-to-speed on his recent work with Ply Green and Habitat for Humanity, which helped provide new homes to a couple of deserving families. Watch below and look for Darius on the road in the coming weeks in California, Wisconsin, Michigan, Deleware, Washington and Colorado.

Watch Darius Rucker perform 'If I Told You' live from Nashville on TODAY

In Nashville for the CMT Awards, Kathie Lee, Hoda and guest co-host Luke Bryan welcome Darius Rucker, who's nominated for Performance of the Year. Live at Honky Tonk Central, Rucker performs "If I Told You," the first single from his upcoming fifth country studio album.


Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.