Darius Rucker (Opener for Brad Paisley on the H2O Frozen Over Tour)
Resch Center – Green Bay, WI
All Photos by Paul Weber
It’s never easy making a transition in life especially when that transition is moving from mainstream rock to country music. I’ve read the articles poking fun at Darius and I’ve heard all the Hootie jokes, but look who has the last laugh. Darius recently released his second country album Charleston, SC 1966. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart at #1 with over 100,000 album sold in the first week. If that weren’t enough, the first single from that album, “Come Back Song,” has also reached the #1 spot on the Billboard and Mediabase Country Singles Charts, making this his fourth #1 hit since his release of Learn To Live in 2008. He’s performed at Stagecoach back in 2008 and now he’s the opener for Brad Paisley on the winter leg of the H2O Frozen Over Tour.
Darius walked on the stage at Resch Center in Green Bay last night to a standing ovation. Darius looked country, walked country, and sang country. He even had the females in the crowd swooning as he took to the catwalk singing “Purple Rain.” He also had a few sly dance moves that hypnotized the ladies. Watch out! Maybe Darius should have put on his cowboy boots years ago.
Darius did perform Hooties biggest hits such as “Let Her Cry,” “Only Want to Be with You,” and “Hold My Hand.” The fans loved it, but if he didn’t play them I don’t think they would have been disappointed. The fans were already singing along to “Alright” and the “Come Back Song.” It was the Hank Williams Jr. Cover of “Family Tradition” that set a permanent bond with Darius and his fans the Resch. It also solidified his status in the country music family.
Only Want to Be with You
Don’t Think I Don’t Think About it
The Craziest Thing
Let Her Cry
Be Wary of a Woman
It Won’t Be Like This for Long
Hold Me Hand
Family Tradition (Cover)
Come Back Song
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