Darius Rucker will kick off this year's CMA Fest in a way only he could. Every year, Rucker hosts Darius and Friends, a benefit concert at the launch of the country music festival in Nashville. The fifth annual event, benefiting St. Jude Research Hospital, is set for June 2 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, just a few days before CMA Fest kicks off on June 5.

On June 3, the 'Wagon Wheel' singer will also host a celebrity golf tournament. In 2013, the tournament, concert and auction raised over $95,000 for St. Jude, but in 2014, Rucker wants to go above that to help the facilities and pediatric treatments.

Although the lineup for the 2014 concert has yet to be announced, it's sure to be a solid bill. In previous years Rucker has had Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore and Kid Rock performing, among others.

The first four years have sold out and they're expecting this year to be no different, so buy your tickets early! Tickets are $35 for general admission, up to $100 for VIP options. Purchase entry to Darius and Friends through Wildhorse Saloon's box office and Darius Rucker's website.