Darius Rucker Earns 10th Career No.1 with ‘Beers And Sunshine’

Darius Rucker notched his 10th No.1 single as a solo artist this week with his latest release, “Beers And Sunshine.”…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 22, 2021


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Darius Rucker notched his 10th No.1 single as a solo artist this week with his latest release, “Beers And Sunshine.”

The feel-good track was co-written by Rucker alongside producer Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne and J.T. Harding during a physically distanced Zoom writing session. The song is all about living in the moment and shutting out the negativity and in times like these, it couldn’t be more relevant.

“Beers and sunshine/ Bonfires and summertime/ Back porch nights in South Carolina/ Ain’t nothing finer than me and my girl striking up a little lighter/ ‘Cause everybody’s down in a world gone crazy/ Don’t know how to fix it but I think maybe/ Turn on the good times, turn off the TV/ Yeah, the only BS I need is beers and sunshine,” he sings on the chorus.

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“It’s certainly been a challenging year. Like a lot of people, when I got home from being on the road last March and we parked the tour bus for the foreseeable future, we had no idea what our future would actually look like,” Rucker shares. “I don’t have the answers for how we fix the complex issues that we’re facing in our country or in Country music, however while we work through this time I think it’s important that we balance the heaviness by finding the silver lining, where we can really enjoy the simple joys this song talks about like time spent together with friends and family.”

Rucker, who is currently working on his forthcoming studio album, will appear on NBC’s TODAY show this Friday, Feb. 25. His next project will serve as the follow-up to 2017’s When Was The Last Time.  

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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.