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

Darius Rucker Readies New Music

It was two years ago this week that Capitol Records released Darius Rucker’s first country hit, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” As the lead singer for a multi-million-selling pop act, Darius was a bit surprised that even got to sign a country deal. He’s been even more surprised with the results: three gold singles, a platinum album for Learn To Live and the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year award. The question for Darius is no longer about whether or not he can find acceptance in country music. Now the question is whether or not he can repeat, and he’ll start getting that answer sometime this year. His follow-up album is getting close to complete. Read More