Darius Rucker Celebrates No. 1 Success of ‘Southern Style’
Sometimes the best part of making music is getting to do it with your friends. Darius Rucker knows the feeling, as he recently celebrated the success of his most recent hit, “Homegrown Honey,” with co-writers Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and producer/songwriter Nathan Chapman.
The trio got together at Marathon Music Works in Nashville Aug. 24 to commemorate the achievement.
“Every song I’ve ever written that I love immensely or became a big hit, there’s a bond there,” Rucker told reporters. “You remember sitting in that room, and we all do it all the time. We all sit in a room and we write thousands of songs a year and we punch them in. There’s all these songs in Nashville and you were in a room with two other guys, and here it is the most-played song in our business. That creates a bond that’s lasting, that’s unbelievable. When you see each other, you shake hands and giggle.”
Rucker and Kelley both told the crowd at the celebration they were particularly excited to celebrate Chapman’s first No. 1 as a songwriter (he has achieved several as a producer, most notably for Taylor Swift).
“Homegrown Honey” is the first single from Rucker’s fourth record, Southern Style, which is also a No. 1 country album. The tune is his seventh No. 1 hit as a solo artist. He’s wrapping up the first leg of his Southern Style Tour this week with a performance on The Today Show Aug. 28. The fall leg of the tour launches Oct. 8 in Chicago with David Nail and A Thousand Horses. The title track from the album is currently in release at country radio.
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