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.
“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.