The three words Darius Rucker would prefer never to hear again

In a constantly evolving world, it seems ludicrous that labels still need to be put on music artists, and people in general.

Just ask Darius Rucker.

?Sometime in my lifetime, I hope we won?t have to say ?black country artist?,” Rucker told talk show host Larry King in a recent interview.

Oh how we agree.

Rucker added that he sees this someday happening, especially in light of how country music continues to evolve. ?I think a lot of African-Americans who like to sing country music ? they won?t just get thrown away anymore,? Rucker commented. ?Now they will actually get a listen and a lot more guys will get record deals.?

It?s hard to believe that it was over seven years ago that Rucker broke the barriers in country music with his solo country album ?Learn to Live? and since then has followed it up with three straight number one albums and his current album ?Southern Style.? These chart topping records have went on to produce   seven No. 1 singles including ?Homegrown Honey,? ?Come Back Song,? ?This,? ?Alright,? ?It Won?t Be Like This For Long,? ?Don?t Think I Don?t Think About It? and the Grammy Award winning ?Wagon Wheel.?

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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