Fresh off the feel-good chart topper “Beers And Sunshine,” his 10th No. 1 at Country radio, Darius Rucker is back with more new music off a forthcoming album currently in the works. “My Masterpiece,” set to impact Country radio on Monday, March 22nd, is available everywhere now.
Written by Rucker together with Josh Osborne, J.T. Harding and Ross Copperman, the same foursome behind the recent No. 1 hit, the new song offers a swaying melody and lyrics that prize true love over all else:
I never had a silver spoon
I didn’t grow up in a castle
I never walked on the moon
I’ll never paint a Sistine Chapel
I can’t play piano like Ray Charles
But baby when my life is through
I hope they say my masterpiece is loving you
“One of the most common questions I got asked last year was if I had picked up a new hobby during quarantine,” shares the three-time GRAMMY winner. “I always answered that I was trying to learn piano, and someone asked if I was any good yet. J.T. Harding heard my response in that interview – ‘I can’t play piano like Ray Charles’ – and knew we had to write a song around that line.”
Despite the unusual year which allowed for downtime to acquire new skills, Rucker still prioritized giving back – an effort that was recognized by Southern Living as they named him “Southerner of the Year” in the annual “South’s Best” issue on stands March 19.
“This is the toughest time we may have seen in the history of our country,” Rucker shared with the magazine. “Even when things are good, it’s amazing how many people could use help. Whether you’re supporting a charity or an orphanage or a hospital, it seems to brighten days and make people feel better—and isn’t that what you’re supposed to do?”
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“I was having a writing session with the same guys I wrote “Beers and Sunshine” with, and they were talking about just, well, I think it was John that said he heard me on a radio station talking about what I was doing during COVID. I said I was trying to learn to play piano and they asked if I could play, and I said, ‘I can’t play like Ray Charles.’ And that just stuck in his head and that was the idea that he had. And we went in, and it was another one of those songs that really, with when you think about all of the great masterpieces in the world, it was great to write that song and come up with another song that I love.”