Our Song Spotlight this week highlights a tune by that guy from Charleston, South Carolina… Darius Rucker. As a child, Darius dreamed of being a singer, and the first realization that his dream may come true was in 1986 while attending the University of South Carolina after his roommate heard him singing in the shower. Forming a duo, they eventually became the four-piece band, “Hootie and the Blowfish,” and enjoyed huge success during the 1990’s, recording several albums (including their debut album of 1994 titled, Cracked Rear View, which has been certified platinum 19 times over). Now, almost thirty years later, he’s still going strong as a Country Music star and member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Darius’s latest single titled, “Homegrown Honey,” is a song he wrote along with Charles Kelley of Lady A fame, and Taylor Swift’s producer, Nathan Chapman. It’s about a Carolina country girl attracting lots of attention in New York City, and when you hear lyrics like “I’ll take a sip of that smile,” it’s easy to see why Darius says it has “hooks galore.” How well will it do? Time will tell! If you’d like to track “Homegrown Honey’s” progress, you can do so right here at CT40.com… or, tune in each week to “The Country Top 40.”
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