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Darius Rucker and Friends Raise the Roof at St. Jude Benefit

See photos of Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Cassadee Pope and more from the Nashville show

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Darius Rucker had no problem rallying some famous friends to kick off CMA Music Fest week with a charitable bang. The fifth annual Darius and Friends show was held Monday at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The electric show included performances by country legends, country newbies and one tall surprise.

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David Nail

David Nail flaunts a little bit of "Whatever She's Got" at the fifth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Kenny Rogers

Fans were treated to beloved hits such as "The Gambler" when Kenny Rogers took the stage at the fifth annual Darius Rucker and Friends benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Rucker joined the legend for a rowdy rendition of "Lucille."

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Charles Kelley

Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley was a surprise performer at the fifth annual Darius Rucker and Friends benefit concert.

Clint Black

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Clint Black

Clint Black performed several songs all the fans knew by heart at the fifth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Eli Young Band

Eli Young Band got "Drunk Last Night" at the fifth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Corey Smith

Corey Smith wows the crowd with his unique blend of rock and country at the fifth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Thompson Square

Country music's newest golden couple perform at the fifth annual Darius and Friends benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.