Q&A with Radio.com

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.