KNUE Artist Spotlight of the Week: Darius Rucker [VIDEO]
Former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker has certainly made an impression on country music ever since he made the transition to country a few years back. Now Darius’ latest single, “Wagon Wheel,” is burning up the country charts.
If you thought you had heard “Wagon Wheel” before, you probably have. The song was originally the idea of Bob Dylan, but later the group Old Crow Medicine Show completed the song, which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in Nov. 2011.
Since joining the country world, Darius has had a truly blessed few years. In 2008, he released Learn to Live. The album’s first single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” made him the first African-American with a No. 1 country song since Charley Pride in 1983. Darius also earned the New Artist award from the Country Music Association. He has also had two more No. 1 hits and has been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. I say he has done well for himself.
Darius always chooses songs to record that are also fun to perform live on the stage. I believe he has been successful in doing just that with his latest album, “True Believers.” Darius believes that country music is about real-life stories and he strives to keep that his focus. That’s why Darius Rucker is the KNUE “Artist Spotlight” of the Week.
Darius Rucker: ‘Wagon Wheel’