Country Pop Bites: Darius Rucker – December 17
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2012 Capitol released Darius Rucker's version of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" to radio?
It's true! It featured Lady Antebellum on backing vocals. Check out the video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Darius Rucker.
- He was one of six children raised by a single mother.
- He formed Hootie and the Blowfish in 1986 after his eventual bandmate Mark Bryan heard him singing in the shower.
- He collaborated with R&B artist Jill Scott and hip-hop's Snoop Dogg on his first solo album, Back to Then.
- He was inspired to play country music after hearing Radney Foster's album Del Rio, Texas, 1959. In 2010, Rucker released his second album, titled Charleston, SC, 1966.
- He was initially dismissed as a gimmick when he began playing country music. Some country radio stations wouldn't play his songs, so he crossed the Southeast in his car, appearing on dozens of radio shows.