Darius Rucker Uses Beers and Sunshine to Claim the Number-One Spot

Darius Rucker Uses Beers and Sunshine to Claim the Number-One Spot

“Beers and Sunshine” was a first for Darius Rucker — it is the first “socially distanced” created song of his career…but now it’s also a 10th for him too.

“Beers and Sunshine” just became his 10th number-one country song!

With everything that went into making the track happen, Darius knew there was something special about it, and it was just the right time to have it out for fans, “I really thought the song, especially right now in the winter and with everything that’s going on, it was just such an upbeat song, a happy song, and I thought people would resonate with it and eventually they did. And that was really cool.”

Darius adds, “That one was also the first song that I had ever done that was all recorded over the internet too, so that was pretty cool. It was just one of those things, it was early in the pandemic and we were already like, ‘Is it really going to be like this? Is this what it’s gonna be like?’ (laughs) And that’s what it was like though, but I love that song.”

This Friday, February 26th, Darius will be heading to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville where NBC News’ Today will broadcast him playing the newly minted number-one country song.

Until then, you can watch Darius Rucker in the music video for his “Beers and Sunshine” right here…

Photo Credit: David McClister

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson