Darius Rucker has announced that his first solo album in six years, Carolyn’s Boy, will be released on Oct. 6. The track “Have A Good Time” is available now, along with his current chart-climbing single “Fires Don’t Start Themselves.”
The Diamond-certified star previously shared news of the project on NBC’s Today during an interview with Craig Melvin back in November.
“I wanted to name the record Carolyn’s Boy because Mom never got to see any of my success,” explained Rucker during the interview. “She died before any of this happened, so it’s just another homage to the greatest woman I’ve ever known.”
When asked why now is the right time to honor her, Rucker was reflective, conceding, “Years ago, I wasn’t really sure what my place in country music was and I was trying to find it. Now I have found it–I know–and I think it’s time to give that record.”
He will return to Today on Sept. 1 to perform songs from the album as well as fan-favorite hits as part of the Citi Concert Series.
Rucker is currently on his “Starting Fires Tour,” and will travel to his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina for the return of his personally-curated Riverfront Revival Music Festival on Oct. 7-8, following the album’s release.
In celebration of the Carolyn’s Boy announcement, Riverfront Revival is offering a limited number of Six-Pack GA Weekend Ticket Bundles, allowing fans to bundle and save $15 per pass while supplies last. For more information, click here.
Carolyn’s Boy Track Listing:
1. “Beers And Sunshine” (Darius Rucker, JT Harding, Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman)
2. “In This Together” (Darius Rucker, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, Joy Williams)
3. “Never Been Over” (Darius Rucker, Lee Thomas Miller, John Osborne)
4. “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” (Ben Hayslip, Jacob Rice, Dan Isbell)
5. “Ol’ Church Hymn (feat. Chapel Hart)” (Darius Rucker, Greylan James, Ben Hayslip, Josh Miller)
6. “7 Days” (Darius Rucker, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Charles Kelley)
7. “Same Beer Different Problem” (Darius Rucker, Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, Brad Tursi)
8. “Sara” (Darius Rucker, Joel Crouse, Kyle Rife, Ed Sheeran)
9. “Have A Good Time” (Darius Rucker, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick)
10. “Sure Would Have Loved Her” (Darius Rucker, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey)
11. “Southern Comfort” (Chris LaCorte, Matt Rogers, Josh Osborne)
12. “3am in Carolina” (Darius Rucker, Ross Copperman, Michael Hardy)
13. “Lift Me Up” (Temilade Openiyi, Robyn Fenty, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Goransson)
14. “Stargazing” (Darius Rucker, Brinley Addington, Jess Cayne, Matt Morrisey)
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