Story Behind the Song: Darius Rucker, ‘History in the Making’
In September of 2009, Darius Rucker released "History in the Making" as the fourth single from his debut country album, Learn to Live. Co-written with Clay Mills and Frank Rogers, the song peaked at No. 3 on the country charts in February of 2010. Below, Rucker tells The Boot how "History in the Making" came to be.
We had already been recording for a while; we were putting together [Learn to Live]. We thought we had the record done, but Frank and I were writing one day with Clay. They hadn't written together before, but Clay and I had already written a couple of times. We were sitting there with no ideas! [Laughs] It was late in the day, and everybody was kind of burned out.
Clay came up with the idea of "History in the Making," and he started writing it for me and the album. The moment I knew the song was great was when he wrote the line, "This could be our last first kiss ..." I just think that's a great line! This song is about those first moments [in a relationship] -- of course, the first moments are always great -- it's about that first moment when you know.
My first date with my wife, I told her I was going to marry her -- that first date. That's so corny when I think of it now -- I was such a dork! But I did. "History" is about that moment.
This story was originally written by Alanna Conaway, and revised by Angela Stefano.
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