Darius Rucker shot down a racist tweeter, who subsequently deleted their account.
Darius Rucker's racist tweet, directed squarely at the singer-songwriter for making country music, was the talk of Twitter this week. A user named pqkullman - who has since deleted his account - tweeted to Rucker, "Leave country to the white folk," following a discussion about the classic song 'Wagon Wheel,' written by Bob Dylan and finished by Old Crow Medicine Show.
Obviously offended by the tweeted, Rucker replied, "WOW. Is this 2013 or 1913[?]" adding, "Ill take my grand ole Opry membership and leave your racism. Wow." The former Hootie & The Blowfish singer signed off by tweeting, "Gotta go to bed this has been hilarious tonight.If any hater thinks I care what u think. I don't make music for u. So don't listen."
Rucker's induction into the Grand Ole Opry is testament to the achievements he's made in country music. He releases his latest album today (May 21, 2013) and is currently out on his True Believers Tour with Rodney Atkins, Justin Moore and Jana Kramer. The video for his cover of 'Wagon Wheel' includes fellow country music stars Lady Antebellum and the cast of A&E's surprise hit show Duck Dynasty.
The track debuted at No.32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of January 26, 2013.
Darius Rucker [L] Won Praise For His Country Rock Version of Bob Dylan's Wagon Wheel [R]