From Hootie to Country Star
Darius Rucker embracing new genre
- Duration 6:01
- Date Dec 13, 2011
Darius Rucker embracing new genre
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All right first he was rock now -- -- May have they.
Ever since he made his way out of the country seen in 2008 the former front man up for the blowfish has been on fire.
His latest album Charleston, South Carolina 1966.
Has produced two number one hits and his new single which he'll be performing later on this hour is climbing the charts.
And joining us right now is two time Grammy winner and country music superstar Darius Rucker -- going into.
Good morning -- doing.
First of all was at a pace you know the pace of that video yes and that it would have re going to be the cool edit the proper -- -- -- -- do it because I thought I keep them on the road.
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Have been -- they still come back and review.
Big star still can't feel a kinship I -- wants you know.
Thought Republicans have become part of the team -- -- today -- good analysts say some I was gonna say of the I thought we'd be closer but I.
This is a guy that I should hang out and I like the did get -- -- twenty for.
I think you're gonna get -- stuff right yeah.
That the guy who I think you as well -- do I could do everything that I have a that dances -- got -- done.
Let's talk about your country transition because you do with such -- -- and I think a lot of people were surprised can probably work all of you yourself you work.
Yeah -- -- -- probably thinks we you know.
I expected some success maybe a little but -- just one big smirk when than expected.
Have fun number -- laws that that was going on is -- to be part of the going to be in the world and the craziest -- -- unlikely -- -- have you always considered yourself since you're a young man to be a country guy.
I was like a musical -- you liked it but anger at your core it wasn't until.
I wouldn't -- Foster in Baltimore in the band came on the I considered myself because that's what I realized I guess with -- country -- regular Fella dislike America.
So this is Darius I grew up with a deluded really I grew up -- -- All around me to this country was like far to -- but it's growing on me gradually so once you started seeing and meeting the people -- it only grow from there oh absolutely.
-- started -- and it it is just.
Can't grow and I think -- really amazing to me is watching how big country is getting.
Who would Taylor and how -- that -- I mean played stadiums.
It's amazing to me and I just.
I'm just like us they'll come it was Kremlin coat -- and run along -- -- -- So one of the things right along what does this Grammy artist program and and you revealing what.
I'm not we're really announce his play in the grammys do analysts have a moment that I would go to the other big issue for me and I'm being honored that it's it's and it's really cool to be by the grammys -- that.
You know that's the ultimate in everything from from musician in America -- Being being -- by the -- on the system it would but aren't you doing this year -- of intimate events I'm doing is one tonight in New York City and his mind as you reveal your journey to -- you -- -- -- eventually led to the White House right that.
You know one of the things that most product -- -- so I've song for -- remembrance.
And from him and for me.
Going to -- well in this thing with the -- Chris Kristofferson.
Was Moses tells me.
So the three of you sitting there on this -- playing guitar.
It is it was you have me curious case could go ahead of the Lyle Lovett in the middle -- we were doing.
Workshop for students right there the 1000.
That hold a workshop like a free university thing and -- won't -- -- it is -- out of by the students we talked about songwriting -- -- -- -- -- -- it's OK also the great music.
It doesn't seem -- doesn't seem cookie cutter country.
It seemed that you put your own stamp on it app that still we I think I could do it I'm not trying to be anybody else I want.
Don't think missiles -- records that I like excellent try to put me as much of me in the Muslims like and then.
-- to Little Rock right.
And I don't always -- -- Little Rock.
What's that about.
That all of the is that my favorite -- border patrols in the 1956 of my favorite conjured won't it was a record -- -- called a real Texas conflicting kind of thing comes to see you stole his good -- it'll look like this.
Just like that have Utley Rollins over the record for the amount that's period coming up a little bit later on our show we you're gonna be performing for us so.
We will look forward to that -- think.
What do you say publicly -- gotten up and is -- single in the you know it's it's one of songs.
That when you write it you've finished the album as a move to a crowd -- -- -- -- about the weather doesn't work yeah.
I have I heard that all morning as you were doing this -- and -- you were just saying I got nothing like -- and you know.
We'll examine and all right great you've got to like.
In some measure.
Going out on the road because you can sleep later you've got three kids at home yeah why if you I.
The road -- fun.
Good camp did little but.
That -- -- -- organize -- still get up at 7 o'clock is that your body clock is pleased -- dad is dead -- -- data and in the summer Mike my bosses this summer camp so there problem it'll I've loved it victories that you stop party.
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Well we look for.