Darius Rucker sings about his life and it’s appealing to his growing fanbase.
Darius is hitting on about six singles right now in the country world and nearly all of them have been believable songs about his life. One thing country music allows artists to allow the songs and stories to grow with the artist. Often in pop and rock there is a need to please the teenagers of the world. Artists get into trouble when they find themselves trying to sing and write about partying and having a good time. As the artists grow up they slow down and the topics in their lives change.
That’s where country music comes in. Country fans are of all ages. The different segments of fans in the country world can embrace good music with stories they can relate to. Darius Rucker knows this and has been successful in bringing his life story to the country fans.
The latest Darius Rucker song is Southern State Of Mind and it’s another winner from the rising country superstar. To start, the melody of the song is top notch. One thing Darius brought to country with him was the catchy pop hooks people love to sing along with. On top of the great melody is the story of Darius traveling across the country and bringing his Southern mannerisms and expectations with him. He doesn’t always fit in when he asks for sweet tea or holds the door for everybody, but there is no changing this Southern man.
The strange thing about this song is I love it. I’m from Wisconsin. That’s about as Midwest as you can get and I haven’t even spent much time in the South. For some reason though I love this song and can relate to what Darius is singing about. I’m from a small town where polite manners and knowing everybody in the town was the norm. Perhaps there are some good things all around this country that transcend barriers and regions.
Either way, this song is a winner from Darius and it’s probably going to be another huge hit for the guy that overcame all odds to find himself a country star even in his forties.
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Southern State of Mind – Darius Rucker