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Superfan Darius Rucker Takes in a Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game

Superfan Darius Rucker Takes in a Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game

Baseball season is only a couple of weeks old, but Darius Rucker has already found the time to show his loyalty to the Cincinnati Reds. Spotted by Fox Sports during a recent game at Great American Ball Park, the “Wagon Wheel” singer chatted with Jim Day about becoming a Cincinnati Reds fan while growing up…MORE

5 Songs That Influenced Chase Rice’s Music Career

5 Songs That Influenced Chase Rice’s Music Career

In Chase Rice’s 31 years on this planet, he’s had a few different incarnations, especially in the last 10 years. From college football player at the University of North Carolina and NASCAR pit crew member to Survivor contestant and country artist, Chase has had his thumb in a lot of different pies over the last…MORE

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Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” Earns 8x Platinum Certification & Becomes Top 5 Best-Selling Country Song

Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” Earns 8x Platinum Certification & Becomes Top 5 Best-Selling Country Song

Darius Rucker’s 2013 No.1 hit, “Wagon Wheel,” has been certificated by the RIAA as 8X Platinum for sales of 8 million units.

The tune, which was written by Bob Dylan and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor, is now one of the Top 5 best-selling country songs of all time as certified by the RIAA.

Darius was surprised with a plaque presentation by the RIAA on Feb. 12 at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“I don’t believe you,” said Darius. “I don’t believe this! Wow, what a testament to the fans and their love of country music.”

“Even in my wildest dreams for ‘Wagon Wheel,’ the singer was never me or Bob,” said Ketch. “It could have been a lot of different people who had the big hit with it. It could have been one of those perfect-smile guys with the made-for-TV personalities. That it was instead a salt of the earth singer like Darius is something divine I’ll leave to the theologians to figure out.”

RIAA Best-Selling Country Songs

  1. “Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line, 11X Platinum
  2. “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, 11X Platinum
  3. “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum, 9X Platinum
  4. “Love Story” – Taylor Swift, 8X Platinum
  5. “Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker, 8X Platinum
Watch Darius Rucker Sing “Wagon Wheel” on “American Idol” With Finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson

Watch Darius Rucker Sing “Wagon Wheel” on “American Idol” With Finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson

Darius Rucker took the stage at the American Idol finale on May 21, teaming with finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson to sing his 2013 No. 1 hit, “Wagon Wheel.” Penned by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, “Wagon Wheel” earned Darius the 2014 Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance. “It’s so inspiring…Continue Reading

Darius Rucker Makes Musical Memories Visiting Patients at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York

Darius Rucker Makes Musical Memories Visiting Patients at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York

Following his appearance on the Today show Tuesday (Feb. 21), Darius Rucker made it a priority to visit patients at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City as a volunteer for Musicians On Call. Musicians On Call is a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across…Continue Reading

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