Darius Rucker Says Quarantine Questions and Piano Lessons Lead To “My Masterpiece”

Darius Rucker Says Quarantine Questions and Piano Lessons Lead To “My Masterpiece”

Darius Rucker recently topped the country music airplay chart with his “Beers and Sunshine” — and now he’s following it up with “My Masterpiece.”

Darius shares the inspiration behind the new track, “One of the most common questions I got asked last year was if I had picked up a new hobby during quarantine, I always answered that I was trying to learn piano, and someone asked if I was any good yet.”

He shares that his answer to that question, sparked an idea with his “Beers and Sunshine” co-writer, J.T. Harding heard my response in that interview – ‘I can’t play piano like Ray Charles’ – and knew we had to write a song around that line.”

Darius, and J.T. along with the other two “Beers and Sunshine” co-writers Josh Osborne and Ross Copperman, worked on the new song, which became “My Masterpiece.”

You can listen to the brand new track from Darius Rucker right here…

 

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter