Darius Rucker Introduces All-Star Georgia-Boy Crew, the Troublemakers
Darius Rucker is, famously, from Charleston, S.C., and there's no denying that Carolina heritage. So, when the singer decided to cover a song by Atlanta's Drivin’ n’ Cryin', 1989's "Straight to Hell," he enlisted some authentic help from his favorite Georgia boys: Namely, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley.
That song came out last October on Rucker's album When Was the Last Time, and it appears he's gathered the crew for what looks like a video shoot for the tune. As Rucker introduced them on Instagram, "Ladies and Gentleman...The Troublemakers!" (Stands to reason there's only one gentleman out there for this particular bunch of troublemakers, right?!)
Rucker, Bryan, Aldean, and Kelley cut sharp figures in retro suits and hats, all giving an unsmiling look at the camera. We wouldn't want to start any trouble with them, but we can't wait to see the finished video!
As Rucker explained of the song to Taste of Country Nights, the cover was all Kelley's idea. "Charles calls me out of the blue and says 'Hey man I just listened to this Drivin' N Cryin' song, you should cut that 'Straight to Hell,'" he noted. "I thought that was the universe telling me to cut the song. And at the end of it he's like, 'I wanna sing it with you!'"
So, they got together...which led to thinking that Bryan would be a nice addition to the collaboration. Then Rucker was hanging out with Aldean, and he invited him onto the song, too. The result is a rowdy, loose departure from Rucker's normally tightly produced sound.
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