Be One of the First to Listen to Darius Rucker’s New Single, “The First Time”

Be One of the First to Listen to Darius Rucker’s New Single, “The First Time”

Following the chart success of his No. 1 single, “If I Told You,” in June, Darius Rucker has released a new single, “For the First Time.”

Co-penned by Darius, Derek George and Travis Hill, the new tune will be a part of Darius’ as-yet-untitled fifth album with Capitol Records Nashville. The new record is expected to be released later this year with producer Ross Copperman at the helm.

“As a songwriter, sometimes the smallest idea can elicit a feeling and then you have this daunting task of trying to relay that emotion and energy into a three-minute song,” says Darius. “When we wrote ‘For the First Time,’ we each had to dig deep for that moment—for me it was ‘you say you’ve never danced to a dashboard singin’ REM under summer stars.’ After that it was all over.”

Listen to Darius’ “For the First Time” below.

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Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC (photo by Tammie Arroyo).