Darius Rucker Goes Country
Fifteen years later, Darius has gone country with his solo album Learn to Live. The album has already produced two number one singles, and The New York Times calls it one of the year's most vibrant country albums.
Now, he's taking Oprah's stage to perform "It Won't Be Like This for Long."
Darius says country music is truly soul music. "The best part about being in country music [is] you can write a song that's that beautiful, and just how you feel," he says. "Country music is the only place you can find a singer/songwriter today. It's the soul."
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Although he's honored, Darius says he didn't write the album to break barriers. "I was just trying to make a record people wanted to hear, and to have done that and for all the stuff to happen just blows me away," he says. "I'm on Oprah for goodness' sake! That blows me away."
When he is at home, Darius says his time with his family can't be interrupted...with one major exception. "We have this calendar—everybody's got a place, your dates are listed, and so we wanted time off because I had been working so much," he says. "On every day of December we put 'Darius off—unless Oprah calls.'"
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