Having your first country album debut at #1 on the Billboard charts – following a multi-week #1 debut country single – is a huge achievement by anyone’s measure. When you add to that the New York Times’ claim that your debut album is “one of the year’s most vibrant country albums,” and Variety’s declaration that “Country music has a new major star, and the genre may never be the same” – well, it can be pretty heavy stuff.
So it comes as no surprise that Darius Rucker is delighted by the critical and commercial success of his first country album, Learn To Live, and very proud of the #1 single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”. And his delight only increased as his second single, “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” also landed atop all three country singles charts. Darius Rucker feels grateful that the millions of fans that knew him as the voice of Hootie & The Blowfish, the Grammy-winning group whose album sold more than 16 million copies, happily followed the singer/songwriter in his natural evolution to country music. Buy Tickets