DIAMOND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL® (NYSE:DRII), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, proudly announces an evening of musical entertainment with an all-star line-up of world-class musicians including a special guest appearance by Darius Rucker at The Brian Gay Invitational on December 7, 2013 at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club.
Following the amateur/celebrity golf event on Saturday, December 7, the evening’s concert will feature a roster of premier musicians including original band members from Hootie and the Blowfish, bassist, Dean Felber and lead guitarist, Mark Bryan; Creed drummer, Scott Phillips; and a special performance by country music superstar, Darius Rucker.
The lead singer and rhythm guitarist for rock band Hootie and the Blowfish, and an award-winning country music artist, Darius Rucker, has charted several hits on Billboard’s Hot100 since the start of his career as a singer/songwriter in 1986. As a co-founder of Hootie and the Blowfish, he recorded five studio albums including their successful debut album “Cracked Rear View” which featured hit singles “Hold My Hand”, “Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You”. Since signing with Capitol Records Nashville in 2008, Rucker has released six number one country music hits including "It Won't Be Like This for Long", "Alright", “Come Back Song" and "This". In 2009 he received the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association.
According to Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North America, Diamond Resorts International®, “We are pleased to announce our entertainment line-up for the Brian Gay Invitational and want to extend a special thank you to all the musicians who have so graciously committed their time and talents to this event. With their generous involvement in our charitable efforts, we believe that this weekend will deliver a world-class event and help us raise much-needed funds to support the Florida Hospital for Children.”