By Dustin Shappell

Darius Rucker gets the inspiration for his latest single “True Believers” from true life experiences.

Darius says that he began writing this song with Josh Kear with the purpose of it being family oriented, but the song became something bigger. They claim that they wanted the attitude of the song to come across defiant, not defiant against the law but against people who tell you that ‘You will never make it.’

With lyrics like “church bells ringing on our wedding day, climbed in that limo and rode away, guess you’ll hear some people say they’re never gonna make it,” Darius was asked if he felt people were skeptical of his marriage when it began, he replied “I don’t feel it, I know it.”

In spite of skeptics, Darius is still happily married and a father of two, on top of being a chart-topping country artist. His fans relate to the song’s message of believing in yourself and disregard people’s doubts in someone just as much as Darius does.

“He had the chorus idea and I thought it was great,” Darius told The Boot when asked of his co-writer Josh.  “That kid’s a genius and a hell of a singer. I’m a big fan of that guy” Josh has also co-written song like Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.”

Darius says that “True Believers” is one of the most autobiographical songs he had ever written with lyrics pulled straight from his life experiences.

He said that choosing “True Believers” to be the first single of his new album was the right choice. “The message is great and it sounded different than anything else I’ve put on the radio” stated the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Darius’ favorite line in his new single is “Every roadblock was a chance to say; take my hand I’m here beside you.” His reasoning being “When you come up to those problems, just saying that we’re going to do this together; I think that’s the most important thing.”

Darius’ much anticipated third album has yet to be released, but we do know that a special track will be featured on the album called “Wagon Wheel,” a duet with Lady Antebellum!

Dustin Shappell/K-FROG 95.1

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