Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Today's cd/Darius Rucker - Learn To Live


The very best of country albums make the listener feel happy, sad, and thankful. There are songs you can sing along with yet never get sick of. This cd has every one of those facets. I don't know when I've loved a country album quite this much. It all begins with the voice. Darius Rucker has one of my favorite voices in music. The songs are rocky and they are quiet. He sings about love and breaking up and parenting and his late mother.

From Learn To Live:
Grandpa Campbell would sit upon his front porch
And I'd be right there, just sittin' on his knee
He'd tell stories of love and feast and famine
And I'd hang on to every word that he would breathe
He said, boy as you walk through this life
Here's a little wisdom that'll help you get by
You gotta live and learn
You gotta crash and burn
You gotta make some stances
And take some chances
You gotta live and love
And take all life has to give
You gotta live and learn
So you can learn to live

Here is my favorite song on the album.


His latest, Charleston SC, 1966, just came out, and you can bet I'll be buying it.

7 comments:

  1. I saw this CD on amazon yesterday-it looks like a good one! I have always been a fan!

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  2. I new name and a new voice to me--I enjoyed this.

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  3. This is new to me Nan. Love the words. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Ernestine, the whole cd is so very good.

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  5. Sherri and Morning's Minion, this is a great album.

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  6. It is crazy to me that he went from being lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish to being a country start - but I love it! We're big Darius Rucker fans at my house. :)

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  7. Heather, I'm so happy you wrote, and that you like him, too! Such a great voice.

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