Darius Rucker Reveals Title and Release Date of Forthcoming Album

Darius Rucker is coming in like a cool autumn breeze this fall with some new music on the way.

The singer sent a message to Today hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford that he would be releasing new music as promised later this October. Sending them some love while also revealing the title of the record, Rucker seemed thrilled to be able to spread the news out to all of his fans, including the Today duo themselves.

“The last time I was there, you asked me when my new record was coming out. So I wanted you to be the first to know and the first to announce that it’s gonna be out on Friday, October 20. I’m very excited because I’m gonna be there with you guys celebrating the release. That’s gonna be fun,” he said, noting he’ll be stopping by the morning talk show set to hang out for the new album’s debut day.

Rucker also told the ladies via video that the album would be called When Was The Last Time, inspired by the theme of his current single, “For the First Time.” Challenging both Kotb and Gifford to think of the last time they did something for the first time, Rucker and his fans will be curious to hear the new music and also their responses to his question.

His latest single holds a special message he tries to stick to as he tours and continues his time as a musician in country music. Seizing every opportunity he can, whether it be musically or otherwise, Rucker always likes to keep his life interesting and takes risks whenever he has the chance.

“I think the song is definitely, for me, it’s a song about taking chances and doing something you wouldn’t normally do and something that’s totally out of the ordinary for you. That song really made me sit down and write out a list of things that I want to do that I’ve never done,” he said recently.

When Was The Last Time marks the fifth album Rucker has put out as a part of Capitol Records Nashville, and will feature his eighth career No. 1 hit, “If I Told You.” The album is due out on Friday, October 20.