Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Darius Rucker Wins 'New Artist of the Year' at the CMA's. Yes, the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION



Darius Rucker’s win is historic for CMAs
updated 1 hour, 23 minutes ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Darius Rucker became the first black singer to win new artist of the year at the Country Music Association Awards, joining Charley Pride as the only African-American to win a major individual award, while Taylor Swift won two awards, including album of the year.

Rucker, whose first country album, “Learn to Live,” sold more than 1 million copies, took the stage Wednesday night to wild cheers from the crowd and shouted, “What a year!”

“First of all, to the fans, thank y’all for accepting me,” the jubilant Rucker said. “And I think most importantly, to country radio, you took a chance on a pop singer from Charleston, S.C. Thank you so much for that!”

History is made everyday.

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