Darius Rucker Drops By Top 20

Darius Rucker had so much fun the last time time he joined Nan Kelley on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown he’s going to come back just three weeks later as the special guest on this weekend’s edition. A little has happened since that last visit. Darius hit No. 1 on the country singles charts with “Come Back Song” and he topped the Billboard country albums list with Charleston, SC 1966, his second country album. The last one, Live To Learn, went platinum on the strength of four hit singles, and a year ago, it led to Darius winning New Artist of the Year from the Country Music Association. It was a bit of a long shot — he was the lead singer of a rock band, Hootie + The Blowfish, and that kind of career shift doesn’t always work. So after the first country album succeeded, he was insistent that the follow-up would not be a disappointment. He’d seen that kind of result after Cracked Rear View sold 16 million copies. Read More