In addition to his upbeat radio hits “Homegrown Honey” and “Southern Style,” country superstar Darius Rucker also shows a more intimate side of himself to fans on his most recent album. In “So I Sang,” Rucker opens up about how music has brought him through both the highs and lows of life.
The touching song is Darius’ explanation of how he has always felt more comfortable expressing himself through song than through speech. The lyrics chronicle tough times where singing came through for Rucker when words couldn’t, like standing out in a crowd and expressing his love for a woman.
You’ll want to have a pack of tissues handy for the when the last verse of the song comes around. The tearjerking moment comes when Darius sings about his mother’s funeral. “That’s the most honest song I’ve ever been a part of,” Darius says. “When you hear that, it’s telling you what my life was really like growing up. When my mom died, I couldn’t speak…”
Watch Darius’ moving acoustic performance of the song in the video below.
Darius will kick off his 2016 Good for a Good Time Tour with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray in Tampa, Fla. on June 3.