May 15

Keith Urban, Darius Rucker Go Country this July at Borgata

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is Atlantic City’s leader in live entertainment and has put together another amazing summer schedule of live shows. From comedians such as Billy Gardell and Lewis Black to rock legends like Santana and John Mellencamp, Borgata’s summer line-up has got everyone’s tastes covered.

And that’s especially true if you’re feeling a little bit country.

Keith Urban and Darius RuckerCountry superstars Keith Urban (July 17) and Darius Rucker (July 25) swing into the Borgata Event Center this summer.

Don’t be surprised. Country acts have long been a mainstay at Borgata and Atlantic City has seen some of the biggest stars in country music make regular stops here.

And they don’t come much bigger than Urban, who kicks off his “Raise ‘Em Up Tour” this month in Australia with its first American stop at Borgata July 17. He’s been making the rounds lately on American TV (Ellen, Good Morning America) debuting his new single “Good Thing”  even as his single “Cop Car” is currently No. 7 on the country charts.

That follows up his hit “A Little Bit of Everything” off his 2013 album Fuse—which debuted at No. 1 on the country album charts—as well as “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert, another No.1 single.

He’s even been conquering mobile online games as “Good Thing” is prominently featured in the new release of Farmville 2.

That’s when you know you’ve really made it. Well, that and being the first country artist to be a judge on American Idol.

Urban’s a superstar plain and simple. Get tickets for Urban’s Borgata concert here.

As for Darius Rucker, the former Hootie & The Blowfish frontman’s “True Believers Tour” hits Borgata July 25, supporting Rucker’s fourth solo studio album True Believers.

The album includes the hits “True Believers”, “Radio” and the Grammy winning “Wagon Wheel”.

Pretty good for a guy first thought of as a rock and pop star from his days with the Blowfish. Rucker took a risk going country about five years ago he admits, but there’s no doubt country music has found a star in Rucker.

“When I cut a record, I really think about what it will be like to play live,” Rucker says on his website. “We’re already doing some of these – ‘Radio,’ ‘Shine,’ ‘Wagon Wheel’ – and I can’t wait to start playing a song like ‘Heartbreak Road.’ These songs were all fun to play in the studio, even just as a jam session, and that’s what it’s all about. If I don’t have fun, I know that the audience won’t. So when I make a record, I look for songs that I’ll want to play for the rest of my life.”

Tickets for Rucker’s Borgata appearance are available here.

Feeling a little bit country? Borgata has got you covered.

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