Back in late April of this year, the Central New York community received some terrible news. It was reported that star Herkimer College soccer player Peter McAvoy died suddenly in his campus residence. It was later reported that his death was ruled by natural causes. Darius Rucker gave a shout out message in memory of Peter McAvoy on his Twitter.

A young lady named Kelsey Graves originally requested a shout out from the country singer in remembrance of the young man taken too soon.

Darius did end up responding with a simple, yet thoughtful message:


That is why I love country music. The artists in this genre never have a problem taking time out of their day to do something special for fans.