Darius Rucker Makes History This Week!
By Tracy Dixon on February 16, 2020
Darius Rucker was surprised with a plaque on Wed. February 12th, during a visit to the Country Music Hall Of Fame to celebrate the RIAA’s recent 8x-Platinum certification of his hit song “Wagon Wheel.” Since topping the charts for back-to-back weeks in 2013, “Wagon Wheel” is now one of the top five best-selling Country songs of all time and Darius is now the only solo male country artist to achieve the honor of an 8x-plus multi-Platinum song in RIAA’s history.
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WOW! Top 5 country song of all time. This doesn’t feel real. I came to Nashville to make country music, and I didn’t expect success and I didn’t expect to be on the radio. What a testament to the fans and their love of Country music. Thank you!!! #WagonWheel (📹: @strangebirdmedia)
“Wagon Wheel” earned Darius a Grammy for ‘Best Country Solo Performance’ at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, the third of his career, and we are sure there are many more to come! Congratulations Hootie!