Darius Rucker, Tanya Tucker Go Back and Forth with Viral ‘Elf on the Shelf’ Trend

by Joe Rutland
(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Hootie & the Blowfish)

Little did anyone think country music’s Tanya Tucker and Darius Rucker might cross paths over a hashtag. On social media, anything’s possible.

Tucker and Rucker joined in the fun as the #ElfOnTheShelf challenge roared across Twitter on Tuesday.

In one post, Tucker, 68, shows off a small-sized Rucker sitting on her left shoulder.

Her message in the tweet reads, “Y’all know I had to get in on this!!! Saw #LukeBryanOnRyan #BiebsOnReebs and now here’s #DariusRuckerOnTanyaTucker !!! ;-P #ElfOnTheShelf @doubleranch_”

Darius Rucker Joins In Fun, Brings In Judge Judy

Apparently, Tucker saw singers Luke Ryan and Justin Bieber post their own responses during the fun challenge.

The country music legend decided Rucker would be a good addition to keep the good vibrations rolling.

A bit after Tucker offered up her choice, Rucker posted his own response to Tucker. This time, he added television’s own Judge Judy to the fray.

Rucker tweeted, “When @TanyaTucker tags you in the #ElfOnTheShelf challenge, well… #JudyOnHootie @JudgeJudy”

Tucker Continues Revitalizing Her Career

Over her career, Tucker has been able to stay in the headlines. They have not always been flattering, but her music and fans still cling to her songs.

Tucker is featuring her latest album, “Tanya Tucker: Live From The Troubadour,” on her website. The 15-song album, recorded at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles, features nine numbers (including “Delta Dawn”) connected with her musical history. Six additional numbers are from her Grammy Award-winning album, “While I’m Livin’.”

In this clip, Tucker sings her signature tune.

Rucker Keeps Moving Beyond Initial ‘Hootie’ Success

Rucker has spent time establishing himself in the country music world after initial success with “Hootie & The Blowfish.”

This year, he was a co-host of the CMA Awards show alongside another legend, Reba McEntire. Rucker also recently sang the Christmas song “What Child Is This?” on the “CMA Country Christmas” special with Lindsey Stirling.

Meanwhile, Rucker is adding his voice to a list of stars wanting a Major League Baseball team placed in Nashville.

Nashville is no stranger to having baseball played in the city. It’s been home to the Triple-A franchise Nashville Sounds for a number of years. Baseball fans, famous or not, flock to see the team play during the season.

Instead of being an outsider to the big leagues, these big names are gathering together in hopes of bringing MLB to Music City USA.