Capitol Records Nashville’s Darius Rucker has been shooting his latest music video for his new single “Wagon Wheel” in Nashville, Tenn., this week. The video directed by Jim Wright features several guest appearances including Jase, Korie, Sadie, Si and Willie Robertson from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum who along with Dave and Hillary sing background vocals on the single.
“My wife came up with the idea to have the ‘Duck Dynasty’ (DD) guys in the ‘Wagon Wheel’ music video, and I thought we had no chance because they’re so busy so I never even said it out loud,” says Rucker in a news release. “Thank God she called my manager because the DD folks took this video to a whole new level! Big thanks to them and Charles… It was a good time for sure, and I can’t wait to see how the video turns out!”
“Wagon Wheel” was written by Ketch Secur of Old Crow Medicine Show and is based on a sketch by Bob Dylan. The hit single is from Rucker’s upcoming third solo country album, “True Believers,” which will be released this spring.
Rucker recently had a childhood dream come true when he was inducted as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. His first two country albums, “Learn To Live” and “Charleston, SC 1966,” both topped the Billboard Country album chart and produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” In 2009, Rucker was named New Artist of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards.
Rucker, also known as the lead singer and guitarist for Hootie & The Blowfish, will play at 8 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. For more information, go to www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com.