Why did Darius choose "Wagon Wheel" to accompany the other tracks on his 'True Believers' album? What ever happened to Hootie and the Blowfish? Rolling Stone has the story here!
About a year ago, Darius was at his daughter's high school talent show when Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" was performed by the faculty.
This country rendition of the well-known bluegrass song struck a chord in Darius, and the idea to add "Wagon Wheel" to the 'True Believers' disc became a reality.
"I thought to myself, 'This could be a monster,'" Darius says. "But I don't have anything to do with picking singles. I leave that up to management and my label." Fast forward a few months, and the single was shattering the Top 15 songs on the Hot 100.
And what about Hootie and the Blowfish? Darius told Rolling Stone
, "We're gonna do another record and go on another big tour. I don't know when, though probably no time soon. We were on the road and decided, 'Hey man, we've been doing this forever. I don't know if I want to do it every summer.' So we just kinda ended it. I didn't think that was cool. The whole time I was saying that we should make some sort of announcement that we weren't going to play for a while, but we never did. For the people who plan their summers around when we're playing, they need one more record and another big tour."
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