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Darius Rucker returning to WE Fest in 2013

Country singer-songwriter Darius Rucker has been announced as the latest artist to join the 2013 WE Fest music lineup.

Rucker, who also appeared at the festival in 2012, joins previously announced headliners Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Eric Church as wellas Big & Rich, Gary Allan, Little Big Town, Rodney Atkins, Katie Armiger and Dustin Lynch for the 31st annual country music festival.

More acts will be announced in the coming months.

WE Fest 2013 is set to take place Aug. 1-3 at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 800-493-3378. Camping passes and VIP packages are also available.

The 2013 WE Fest Karaoke Roundup competition is also set to get underway next month.

This year's northern Minnesota venues for the singing competition include the Mustang Lounge at Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen; Grace Lake Bar & Grill, Bemidji; Z103 Bar & Grill, Fergus Falls; The Airway, Hibbing; Rumors Up North, International Falls; Powerhouse Bar, Proctor; American Legion Club, Fosston; Alexandria VFW; Little Falls VFW; JP's Grill & Bar, Sauk Centre; Sue's Penalty Box, Eveleth; Courtney's Comedy Club, Moorhead; and the Sawmill Saloon, Virginia.

More information is available online at

Upcoming "WE Fest on the Road" events include Boomtown at Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, Dec. 28-29 and 31; Hitchville at Jersey's in Inver Grove Heights, Dec. 28, Maxx Bar & Grill, Ham Lake, on Dec. 29, and ; Jason Paulson Band at The Crooked Pint, Minneapolis, Dec. 28, and Floyd's Bar, Victoria, on Dec. 31.

Boomtown will also be at Cadillac Ranch at the Hub, Fargo, on Jan. 4, and Garage Bar & Grill, Moorhead, on Jan. 5.