Sometimes artists give up on a single a little before it could peak just a bit higher. The reason is often because there is another single in the hopper that could really turn into something special. I feel like that’s what’s happening with Darius Rucker as we head into 2013.
Darius went to an interesting source for the single Wagon Wheel. Darius has written quite a few of his songs in the past, but now he’s leaning on the boys from Old Crow Medicine Show. The song is a cover of theirs. It’s a song that has become somewhat of a cult hit over the last few years.
It’s a good one.
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
So the story of this song is pretty amazing. The song started as a Bob Dylan tune back in the ’60s and later Old Crow Medicine Show finished the track and it became a gold single for them in 2011. Darius joined the boys on stage at the Opry as seen in the video above and the feedback was so strong that Darius recorded the song and is now releasing it.
From what I can tell the song is just a simple love song. The narrator is out on the road or away from the one he loves and he’s ready to get back home to her. The melody is really what sells the song. You get a smile on your face and just feel like dancing around the room as the song rolls on through the verses and the chorus.
It’s a great song. I can really see this one taking on new life with Darius Rucker. He needs something different right now and I think he’s found it. Look for this one to be a huge hit in 2013.
Chart Estimate: #5
CML Points: 85/100
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