Darius Rucker Debuts New Single, ‘If I Told You’

"It’s not a song I wrote, but as a songwriter I would not change a line as it moves me to want to not only sing along but also as a songwriter it inspires a new perspective," shares Rucker.

Darius Rucker Debuts New Single, ‘If I Told You’
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Darius Rucker is back with a brand new single, the first from his upcoming fifth major label country album for Capitol Records Nashville.

The song, “If I Told You,” was one Rucker did not write, but one that he connected with immediately.

“I always tell people, the first time I heard [the Black Crowes’] ‘She Talks To Angels,’ those lyrics did something to me. I probably requested that song eight times at different bars in Columbia, S.C. before going home, putting on Bonnie Raitt’s Home Plate, and trying to write ‘She Talks To Angels’ for Bonnie Raitt. ‘Let Her Cry’ just poured out,” shares Rucker. “For me, ‘If I Told You,’ inspired me like ‘Angels’ as it’s not a song I wrote, but as a songwriter I would not change a line as it moves me to want to not only sing along but also as a songwriter it inspires a new perspective.”

“If I Told You” marks the South Carolina native’s first project with producer Ross Copperman and the first time he’s worked with Copperman’s co-writers on the single, Jon Nite and Shane McAnally.

“What I love about each album is the opportunity to expand on what we’ve done in the past—to push myself and the band creatively, vocally and lyrically,” explains Rucker. “At the end of the day, I’m a fan of great stories and great songs. With ‘Wagon Wheel’ I loved the visual it painted and it’s a song I can truly say I look forward to performing every night. With ‘If I Told You,’ I can’t wait to share in that vulnerability with the fans from the stage night-after-night.”

“If I Told You” is available on streaming services and iTunes now.

Fans can catch Rucker on his Good For A Good Time Tour throughout the summer.