Darius Rucker is headlining the Kicks 101.5 (Cumulus’ 100-kW WKHX-FM Atlanta) Country Fair at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 10/19, the station announced. Two rising stars are also on the lineup: Justin Moore and Randy Houser. Smaller acts include Corey Smith, Love and Theft and Sunny Sweeney.
Rucker has been one of the most successful country artists who started their lives as pure pop artists. Hootie & the Blowfish was ubiquitious in the mid-1990s and their hits are still staples on adult pop stations. But lead singer and South Carolinian Rucker decided to go country in 2008 and churned out a string of hits. Last year’s fair featured Georgia native Alan Jackson as the headliner.