Darius Rucker Performs ‘Wagon Wheel’ On Idol Season Finale With Caleb Lee Hutchinson

Eric McCandless, Courtesy of ABC

Three-time GRAMMY winner and country star Darius Rucker brought his widely popular hit “Wagon Wheel” to the “American Idol” stage on Monday night, as he partnered with eventual runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson on the show’s highly anticipated season finale.

“It’s so inspiring to see how much talent, passion and ambition these contestants have,” said Rucker. “I loved being a part of Caleb’s experience on ‘American Idol.’ He’s got that old school voice.

Rucker, whose current single “For The First Time” is currently in the Top 3 on the country charts, will return to national television on Thursday, May 24 at 11:35 p.m. EDT as the musical guest for a special Fleet Week episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC.

The man Billboard calls “one of the torch-bearers for the format” will again bring a selection of his country music hits to fans nationwide as he graces the “TODAY” plaza stage for the Citi Summer Concert Series on Friday, May 25 starting at 7:00 a.m. EDT.

Rucker will continue his summer of music with the ninth annual “Darius and Friends” show benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Monday, June 4, as well as his co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour with Lady Antebellum, kicking off Thursday, July 19 in Toronto, Ontario.

For more information about new music, appearances and tour dates, please visit www.dariusrucker.com or follow on social media @DariusRucker.