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…

 

Daily Dose

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell