Who would have thought that Darius Rucker from Hootie & The Blowfish would have been one of the biggest stars in country music? Darius is now on his fourth solo country record. He keeps putting out hits and is really finding his groove in this second act of his career. Check out the second and title single from his latest record.
Southern Style – Darius Rucker
This looks like the one song on the record that Darius didn’t have a hand in writing. And that’s just fine. Even the best songwriters know when they need to sing a song simply because it’s just a great song. And sometimes they feel like they should have written the song. I think that’s the case here.
I really like the mandolin in this version. It’s an acoustic version and live performance of the song. It’s pretty cool. Darius has always had the chops to do what it takes in any kind of music. And he always knows how to write or how to find catchy songs that give people the chance to sing along.
This song is very catchy. But it’s a little more laid back than some of Darius’s previous work. It works well, though, and I’m sure fans are going to love this one and push it way up the charts. That’s been the case with nearly all of Darius’s singles up to this point.
What a great career for a guy that seems to be as nice as his Southern heritage.
Chart Estimate: #3
CML Points: 87/100