Darius Rucker rolls his “Wagon Wheel” to the top of the MusicRow Chart, claiming the No. 1 position this week.
Although the melody was written and recorded in an unreleased demo session by Bob Dylan in 1973, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor molded verses around the song’s structure and released “Wagon Wheel” in 2004. Dylan is reported to have agreed to a 50-50 share with Secor for the current “Wagon Wheel” copyright.
Rucker’s single, featuring members of Lady Antebellum, is the first from his third solo country album, True Believers, which will be released May 21.
Rucker will be appearing across the country this summer in addition to inclusion among a group of speakers for the University of South Carolina’s spring commencement ceremony on May 11. Rucker will receive an honorary doctorate in music for the presentation.
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