Darius Rucker and Old Crow Medicine Show Team Up For ‘Wagon Wheel’ Performance On Opry Anniversary Special

Darius Rucker and Old Crow Medicine show joined forces for a performance of “Wagon Wheel” during NBC’s Grand Ole Opry:…


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February 14, 2021


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Darius Rucker and Old Crow Medicine; Photo Courtesy Of NBC

Darius Rucker and Old Crow Medicine show joined forces for a performance of “Wagon Wheel” during NBC’s Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music special on Sunday (Feb. 14). 

The spirited performance showcased the artists together on the iconic stage of the Grand Ole Opry in celebration of its 95th anniversary. Rucker and members of Old Crow Medicine Show teamed up to give new life to the beloved tune in which brought them both massive success. 

Parts of “Wagon Wheel” were originally written by Bob Dylan in 1973. Old Crow Medicine Show’s Keith Secor added verses to the unfinished song 25 years later. It was released by the band in 2004 and re-recorded and re-released by Rucker in 2013.  

Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music also featured performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Kane Brown, Lady A, Little Big Town, Little Big Town, Old Crow Medicine Show, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Marty Stuart, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood.

The show also gave fans a look back at some of the most iconic performances in Opry history and showcased archived Opry interview and performance footage from today’s Opry members and legendary artists.

Additionally, the two-hour special also included star-studded collaborations from Carrie Underwood with Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart, Vince Gill featuring Reba McEntire and more.

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton, Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music aired on Sunday, February 14 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.