DARIUS RUCKER RELEASES “WAGON WHEEL” FROM UPCOMING NEW ALBUM TRUE BELIEVERS
Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker released his new single, “Wagon Wheel,” to Country radio today. “Wagon Wheel” was written by Ketch Secur and is based on a sketch by Bob Dylan. The new single is from Rucker’s upcoming third solo country album, True Believers, which will be released this Spring.
The single made Entertainment Weekly’s “Must Have List” and garnered an A rating review - “The Hootie frontman-turned-Nashville hitmaker has flipped Old Crow Medicine Show’s creaky bluegrass anthem on its head, turning it into a rich, twangy romper with a decidedly sunny vibe.”
“I heard some kids perform “Wagon Wheel” a few years ago at my daughter's talent show, and I texted Frank [Rogers, Rucker’s producer], saying, "Hey, remember that song?,” explains Rucker. “It was actually the last song we did. It's amazing watching every college student sing along with that song when it's never really been on the radio.”
Rucker recently had a childhood dream come true when he was inducted as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. His first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 both topped the Billboard Country album chart and produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” In 2009 Rucker was named New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards.