At the recent ACM Honors, Darius stopped to chat with Radio.com on the red carpet about his success, his family and the one accolade that surprised even him.
Below are a few of the questions and answers! Click here to read the rest.
Radio.com: From your very first country single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” you have been well received. Why do you think that is?
Darius: The music. I think I made records, since early on, that people wanted to listen to. And I think when I took my single to radio, they couldn’t say it wasn’t country. That was something that was really important to us. And I think that helped, and I think I’m kind of a nice guy. Being a nice guy, trying to prove that nice guys don’t always finish last.
You write almost every song on your albums. Why is that important to you?
Because I’m a songwriter. Don’t get me wrong, if I had gotten 13 great songs that I didn’t write, I would have recorded them. But I wanted to write songs. I like writing about my life and what’s going on with me, so it was important for me to write that stuff.