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Katy Perry & Country Star Darius Rucker Debut Moving Performance of 'Only Love' at AMAs 2020

Katy Perry teams up with Darius Rucker for an intimate performance of her new song, “Only Love” at the 2020 American Music Awards.

Airing tonight (November 22) and taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the two musicians sat towards each other on the spotlight illuminated stage to perform the track.

“tonight’s @amas performance is for my father,” Katy shared with her fans on Instagram, opening up just a bit about her performance.

Katy revealed that she and Darius met through church and that’s how the team up came to happen.

“Went back to church, met a new friend @dariusrucker and found #OnlyLove ♥️,” she shared.

Stay tuned for the full performance of “Only Love”, coming soon!

Earlier today, Katy‘s fiance, Orlando Bloom, was spotted showing off his legs in a pair of short shorts. See the pics!

10+ pictures inside of Katy Perry and Darius Rucker at the 2020 AMAs

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Reba McEntire is Supported by Boyfriend Rex Linn at CMA Awards 2020!

Reba McEntire has arrived on the red carpet!

The 65-year-old country star arrived with boyfriend Rex Linn on her arm at the 2020 CMA Awards on Wednesday (November 11) at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Reba looked super chic in a sparkling blazer with long train while rocking black trousers. Rex looked handsome in a blue blazer as he joined his girlfriend at the event.

Also joining Reba on the red carpet was Darius Rucker, who will be co-hosting the awards show with her.

You can check out the full list of 2020 CMA Awards nominees here.

If you missed it, these performers dropped out of the show just an hour before it was set to air.

The 2020 CMA Awards are airing RIGHT NOW on ABC!

10+ pictures inside of Reba McEntire arriving at the event…More Here! »

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Darius Rucker Talks About The Racism He Still Faces In Country Radio

Darius Rucker is opening up about his path to country music stardom and reveals it hasn’t been an easy one.

The 54-year-old “Wagon Wheel” singer, and former Hootie & The Blowfish frontman, spoke to People about how his journey to get airplay on country stations was met with racism.

“I’m still trying to get on the radio, you know?” he shared. “It’s that point where I don’t even see it like [I'm a 'big deal']. I’m begging. I’m still putting out this song, which is a smash hit, and watching it slosh its way up the charts like everybody else. You’re praying that it does something, and it’s still the same thing. So, I still don’t feel like I’ve made it …”

Darius added that “a lot of the bigger stars don’t have to call every radio station.”

“I still got to be on every radio station. I still got to do all the work, and do all the stuff that you have to do to get your song to move the charts. So I just feel like every time I put out a single, I feel like I’m starting over.”

Darius recounted some of the things he’s been told while making country music and how stations were hesitant to put him on air.

“I’d just come from the Hootie thing, and so, when I came here and said I would do a radio tour, they were all excited,” he says. “I was doing what my label wanted me to do. I guess I hadn’t had any hits. So I wasn’t really thinking about the Black country singer thing … I wanted people to play my music for my music. If you like the song, please play it. If not, don’t. Don’t play it because I’m Black, and please don’t not play it because I’m Black.”

“The first time I walked into [a country radio station] — nobody said they wouldn’t play it,” Darius added. “What was said was, ‘I don’t think my audience will accept a Black country singer.’ Just like that. ‘I love the song. I think it’s country. Love it. I’m going to play it tomorrow, but I don’t think my audience will accept a Black country singer.’ I go, ‘Wow. Really? I thought music was notes and words and chords. I didn’t know music was color. I found that out today.’”

Darius is set to host the upcoming 2020 CMA Awards with Reba McEntire.

See all the nominations here!

Reba McEntire Hosting CMA Awards 2020 For Sixth Time Alongside Darius Rucker

The Country Music Association has revealed just who will be hosting the upcoming 2020 CMA Awards – and it’s Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker!

The two will be socially distanced at the event, which will be held at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., on November 11.

“I’m thrilled to be back hosting the CMA Awards and even more thrilled that I get to share the stage with Darius Rucker,” Reba shared in a statement. “We’re looking forward to a night of celebrating great Country Music and hope you’ll tune in and watch!”

Darius added, “I look forward to the CMA Awards every year because of the incredible performances and the opportunity to celebrate the year in Country Music. To be invited to host this year’s awards alongside Reba — are you kidding me?! — is an absolute honor.”

If you missed it, find out which artist took their name out of the running for Entertainer of the Year…

The 2020 CMA Awards will be broadcast on ABC.

Check out all the nominations here!

Darius Rucker & Wife Beth Split After 20 Years of Marriage

Darius Rucker and wife Beth are splitting up.

The 54-year-old Hootie & the Blowfish frontman announced on Saturday (July 11) that he and his wife have decided to “consciously uncouple” after 20 years of marriage.

“Beth and I would like to share that after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple,” Darius wrote on Instagram. “We remain close friends and parenting partners and continue to be each other’s biggest cheerleaders. Our priority will always be our beautiful family. We have so much love in our hearts for each other and will continue to encourage growth and expansion in one other. Please be kind as we take on this journey, and we thank you for your love and support always. — Darius & Beth Rucker”

Darius and Beth married in 2000 after meeting in 1998.

They share two kids – daughter Daniella, 19, and son Jack, 15. Darius is also dad to daughter Caroline, 25, from a previous relationship.

See what other couples announced they were splitting up during the quarantine.

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Darius Rucker Joins Finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson on 'American Idol' Finale - Watch Now!

American Idol finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson got the chance of a lifetime during the show’s finale!

The 19-year-old singer got to take the stage with country superstar Darius Rucker!

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During the show, the duo got to perform Darius‘ song “Wagon Wheel” and Caleb got the chance to show off his banjo skills!

“Thank you for making a dream come true @dariusrucker!” Caleb wrote on his Twitter after the performance.

Make sure to find out who was named winner of American Idol!

Check out the entire performance below…

Blake Shelton, Jana Kramer, & More Country Stars Read More Mean Tweets - Watch Now!

Jimmy Kimmel is back with another round of Country Stars Read Mean Tweets – just in time for the 2017 CMA Awards!

This time Blake Shelton, Jana Kramer, and tons of other stars read some very hateful tweets about them – but took it all in good humor!

The Zac Brown Band, Cassadee Pope, Luke Combs, Randy Houser, Old Dominion, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Dan + Shay, Chris Young, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Jake Owen, Little Big Town, and Justin Moore also took part in the latest edition of Mean Tweets.

Watch the segment below!


Mean Tweets – Country Music Edition