3 Things You Didn't Know About Darius Rucker's "Beers and Sunshine"

Darius Rucker
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Darius Rucker has yet another huge hit on his hands with "Beers and Sunshine," but the song, which he wrote with J.T. Harding, Josh Osborne and Ross Copperman is unique in several ways.

1. It was the first song he ever wrote and recorded completely virtually.

Darius and his co-writers penned it over Zoom in the early days of the pandemic. "No one was ever in the room together," Darius reveals in a statement from his label. "My producer made a demo thing, then we kind of sung on it and then I put a demo on it, and then he basically zoomed with the drummer and then zoomed with the bass player and then zoomed with the guitar player and that’s how we did the whole record, so that was pretty cool.”

2. It almost wasn't called "Beers and Sunshine."

"After I wrote it, I had a moment of thinking of changing it to ‘Tequila and Sunshine,’ because a buddy of mine thought it was a much better idea, and he still says it all of the time," Darius continues. "But the more I thought about it, I thought ‘Beers and Sunshine’ was the way to go.”

3. It got recorded very quickly.

"I've made a lot of records for my label, and ‘Beers and Sunshine’ is the first time I’ve written a song and send it out to them and they said, ‘Can we get that cut right now?’," he reveals with a laugh. "That was a pretty good feeling."