Darius Rucker’s New Single Reminds Him of Hootie & the Blowfish’s “Let Her Cry”

Capitol Nashville

Darius Rucker’s new single “If I Told You” is our first preview of the new music from his forthcoming, fifth country album for Capitol Nashville. Even though it’s a song he didn’t write, he says it gives him a similar feeling as the process that inspired him to pen the Hootie & the Blowfish breakthrough “Let Her Cry.”

“The first time I heard [the Black Crowes’] ‘She Talks to Angels,’ those lyrics did something to me,” he recalls. “I probably requested that song eight times at different bars in Columbia, South Carolina before going home, putting on Bonnie Raitt’s Home Plate, and trying to write ‘She Talks to Angels’ for Bonnie Raitt. ‘Let Her Cry’ just poured out.”

The avid golfer says it’s also a song he’s anxious to share with fans on his Good for a Good Time Tour.

 “With ‘Wagon Wheel’ I loved the visual it painted and it’s a song I can truly say I look forward to performing every night. With ‘If I Told You,’ I can’t wait to share in that vulnerability with the fans from the stage night-after-night.”

After taking some time off for the Fourth of July, Darius resumes his summer trek with Dan+Shay and Michael Ray July 7 in Englewood, Colorado.

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