Darius Rucker Has ‘Heart’-Felt Memories of Grandma
Darius Rucker appeared on TV Monday on ABC's 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock,' and the entertainer remembers spending plenty of time watching his own favorite TV shows with his grandmother, when he was growing up in South Carolina. He tells the Lansing State Journal.com that one of his favorites was the country classic, 'Hee Haw,' and one of his earliest memories was watching Charlie Rich sing 'Behind Closed Doors' on the retro comedy series.
"My grandmother said, 'My that white boy can sing!' It was such a soulful song," Darius recalled.
Along with 'Hee Haw,' the two also tuned in to 'Soul Train' and the gospel radio show his dad sang on each week. And when they weren't singing along to their favorite music shows? They were watching wrestling, (one of his granny's favorites) and practicing their takedown moves!
"My grandmother watched it all the time," Darius remembered, "until the doctor said it was hard on her heart!"
Darius just celebrated one million sales of his debut country album, 'Learn to Live.'