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As his album True Believers celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its release, Darius Rucker will now make the record available on vinyl for the first time. In addition to the standard black vinyl available for preorder, 500 commemorative signed color copies are also available via

Darius said in a statement, “This album changed so much for me musically and for our live show. As a kid who worked as a clerk in a record store, there’s a part of me that has always wanted this album to live on vinyl, so this is a great way to commemorate 10 years of Believers.”

In addition to singles, including the title track and Top 10 hit “Radio,” the album most notably features Rucker’s huge hit “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five best-selling Country songs of all time.Darius Rucker

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The vinyl release precedes new music from Rucker, with his studio album Carolyn’s Boy set for release later this year. Fans will hear the new music and his expansive catalog of hits on the road this summer during the “Starting Fires Tour.”

True Believers Track Listing:

1. True Believers
2. Miss You
3. Wagon Wheel
4. Love Without You (feat. Sheryl Crow)
5. Radio
6. Lost in You
7. I Will Love You Still (feat. Mallory Hope)
8. Take Me Home
9. Shine
10. Heartbreak Road
11. Leavin’ the Light On
12. Lie to Me

RELATED: Darius Rucker Announces 2023 'Starting Fires Tour

Rucker will report to the Ryman Auditorium on Monday, June 5, for his 14th Annual Darius and Friends concert benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event has raised more than $3 million to date and will feature an all-star roster of friends to be announced in the coming months.

Darius said of the event, “This is one of my favorite nights every year. The work St. Jude does for children and their families and the medical advances they are constantly making – it all continues to amaze me. It’s a huge honor to bring together some of my best friends in Nashville each summer to do what we can to support them through this event.”

Rucker committed to supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 15 years ago after taking an inspiring tour of the hospital. Through this experience, he learned how St. Jude treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


Five Pop/Rock Artists That Switched To Country Music

  • Steven Tyler

    In 2016, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler signed with Nashville’s Big Machine record label and released a solo country album called We’re All Somebody From Somewhere. It didn’t do much to bring the rocker into country music. But he didn’t quit his day job – Aerosmith has just announced their farewell tour.

  • Lionel Richie

    In the spring of 2012, Lionel Richie released a country album featuring many collaborations with country stars called Tuskegee. It featured Lionel’s own popular songs with Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and many more. The country album wasn’t a huge hit, but it did start the friendship between him and his now fellow American Idol judge Luke Bryan.

  • Ed Sheeran

    Ed is just beginning his dip into country music. He performed a song called “Life Goes On” with Luke Combs at the ACM Awards show. Sheeran said he would like to move towards country music in the future.

  • Elle King

    Elle King has been very successful in her dive into country music as she has already charted two number-one country songs, one with Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” and “Different For Girls” with Dierks Bentley. King released her debut country album Come Get Your Wife in January. She is currently touring and has been embraced by the country music community and fans.

  • Darius Rucker

    Darius has been the most successful pop/rock star that switched to country music. So far, he has released five country albums, charted eight number-one country songs, and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2012. He has been nominated for numerous country music awards and got a Country Grammy for Best Solo Country Performance for “Wagon Wheel” in 2013.