Give it up for Darius Rucker! The person as soon as known as Hootie lit up the stage on the Academy of Nation Music awards, serenading the group together with his candy tune, ‘For The First Time.’
Darius Rucker, 51, wowed the group gathered for the 52nd Academy of Nation Music Awards on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment, Las Vegas, Nevada. “And now, performing a top-10 tune, his ninth nation hit within the row,” host Reba McEntire, 63, mentioned, “for the primary time, give it up for Darius Rucker!” The previous alternative-rock radio star introduced the swagger to the honky-tonk hit, and the women within the viewers have been feeling it. As he serenaded everybody together with his tune — which, to be sincere, is fairly rattling catchy — everybody was bobbing and swaying alongside.
“For The First Time,” the second single off of Darius’s fifth(!) nation studio album, is all about taking an opportunity and feeling the fun of making an attempt one thing new in life. “When was the final time you probably did one thing for the primary time? / Yeah, let your self go, observe that feeling / Possibly one thing new is what you’re needing / Like an actual life, let your hair down, really feel alive / When was the final time you probably did one thing for the primary time?” After all, this wasn’t the primary time Darius has appeared on the ACMs, as he joined Martina McBride in the course of the 2016 ceremony to have fun the late Joey Feek.
“I like watching the present due to the music,” Darius mentioned forward of the occasion, in line with MSN. “You understand, due to the collaborations that they’re doing. You understand, that is only a particular present for us. … this yr has been loopy. It’s the primary time I’ve been to Vegas shortly. It’s going to be a particular present tonight.” Darius was clearly speaking about how the ACMs have a historical past of blending nation icons with non-country superstars, in addition to teaming up stars you’d by no means think about singing collectively.
The 2018 occasion noticed Blake Shelton and Toby Keith singing “Ought to’ve Been a Cowboy.” Kelly Clarkson joined host Reba McEntire to sing “Does He Love You.” Florida Georgia Line teamed with Bebe Rexha, whereas the good Alan Jackson could be accompanied by Jon Pardi to carry out Alan’s hit, “Chattahoochee.” With so many once-in-a-lifetime performances, no surprise Darius was excited for the ACMs. Judging by the viewers that was grooving to his hit, the ACMs have been simply as excited for Darius.