President Obama Reveals His Country Music Playlist Favorites

President Barack Obama revealed his 2012 playlist, reports the Huffington Post, and it turns out he’s got pretty diverse musical tastes. Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Arcade Fire, No Doubt and Wilco all made his list, but he’s got a good amount of country on his iPod as well. Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown [...] Read More

Darius Rucker On Writing for Country

Darius Rucker knows what it’s like to be on a roll. He’s done it twice. In 1995, he was a co-writer and the lead singer on four hits from one pop album as a member of Hootie + The Blowfish. In 2008, he was a co-writer and the singer on four hits from one album once again — but this time, it was his debut project as a country artist. Does he have to do something different to write country songs? Read More