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Darius Rucker On Lionel Richie: “He’s More Than An Idol, He’s Part Of My DNA”


Currently on tour with Lady Antebellum, I interviewed Darius Rucker for CBS Local while in New York to discuss life on the road and his recent collaboration with Lionel Richie. While he’s busy working on a new album, Darius explained what it was like working with Lionel Richie on his recent release Tuskegee. One of his idols, he revealed how it all came about.


“I’m sitting in my house and my cell phone rings and I answer it and the guy goes, ‘Darius, this is Lionel Richie.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah right.’”



Having been the target of practical jokes before, he was skeptical.


“It was just wild for Lionel Richie to be calling me and asking me to sing on his record,” he said. “I mean, this is Lionel Richie. I say to people all the time, ‘He’s more than an idol. He’s part of my DNA.’”


For the complete article and video interview, visit CBS.