Darius Rucker's 'Wagon Wheel' Was Named the 5th Best Selling Country Song of All Time

Erin's Deep Dish on Country

February 14, 2020
Darius Rucker, Country Music, RIAA,

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Darius Rucker was surprised on Wednesday with a plaque documenting that his song ‘Wagon Wheel’ is now the 5th best selling country song of all time!

WOW! Top 5 country song of all time. This doesn't feel real. I came to Nashville to make country music, and I didn’t expect success and I didn’t expect to be on the radio. What a testament to the fans and their love of Country music. Thank you!!! #WagonWheel (--: @strangebirdmedia)

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  • What is super interesting is that 'Wagon Wheel' is not even his original song, but he made it so uniquely his own and it became such a fan favorite that is now in the top 5
    • It was originally written by Bob Dylan and performed by Old Crow Medicine Show 
  • Here is a list of the other best-selling country songs according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 
    • 4. 'Love Story' - Taylor Swift 
    • 3. 'Need You Now' - Lady Antebellum
    • 2. 'Old Town Road' - Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus 
    • 1. 'Cruise' - Florida Georgia Line 

Carly Pearce’s long-awaited self-titled sophomore album is officially out for the world to hear!

I can’t believe it’s finally here. The last few years have been full of the highest highs and the lowest lows. Lessons, love, heartache and loss. I feel like I’ve grown more through the making of this record than any other time in my life. I hope you find yourselves in these songs and in these stories. @busbee, you helped me make a record I stand so proudly on. I can’t wait to see where this one takes me ♥️ MY RECORD IS OUT EVERYWHERE NOW! #carlypearce

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  • The album has 13 tracks and one of them is an awesome duet with her husband Michael Ray titled ‘Finish Your Sentences’