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,

Ethan Miller


Erin's Deep Dish on Country brings you all the news from Nashville.

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’