Thursday, November 12, 2009
Darius Rucker Wins Best New Artist
Congrats to Darius for being the first African American to
win best new artist at the CMA's.
This is truly a historic moment in the history of country
Earlier this year when Jamie Fox sang for George Strait at
a celebration for Strait's career,it was clear that country music
is now touching a whole new fan base.
Darius who is probably best known for being lead singer of
Hootie and the Blowfish has decided to give country music
He always has had a love of country music, growing up
listening to Charley Pride gave him a feel for the genre.
In 1995, when Garth Brooks beat out Hootie and the Blowfish
for Entertainer of the year at the AMA's, Garth gave the
award to Darius because he thought he deserved it.
Darius has been rewarded for having a brilliant year, and
this award will surly open more doors and give country
music a bigger reach.
Country music has always broken down boundaries, and this
is a just another step in it's rich history.
Well done to Darius.