Hootie & The Twangfish
In the past year, country radio has played songs by the Eagles, Bon Jovi and Jewel. And before year's end, it likely will play a new single from Jessica Simpson. The latest artist to make the jump from pop to country is Darius Rucker, singer for Hootie & the Blowfish.
"Don't Think I Don't Think About It," the first single from his as-yet-unnamed solo album, is No. 47 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart after two weeks on the list. The regret-filled cut, which Rucker co-wrote with songwriter Clay Mills ("Beautiful Mess"), is garnering airplay on stations in Minneapolis, San Diego, San Antonio and Salt Lake City. - more on this story