Darius Rucker - It Won't Be Like This For Long

After becoming the first black artist to score a #1 in over 25 years, Darius Rucker returns to the charts with an emotional single.  The question at hand asks if Darius and his label have another smash hit on their hands.

My, how things change. In the 14 years years since Hootie & The Blowfish outsold Boston's own, with their record-breaking, album of singles, Darius Rucker has evolved into an unlikely Country star. Still a hat-clad Miami Dolphins toasting singer, Rucker carried his skills with him. On "It Won't Be Like This For Long," Rucker's butter-smooth vocals catch a Country cadence, as his balladeers a promise of improvement in a loved one - and his own life. The song is one of many strong compositions from yet another career milestone - as Darius becomes the first black singer to score a #1 in the genre since Charley Pride, 25 years ago. Not only is the song evocative, one of many from the sum of its parts, but it's a living testament to how far we've come, and how those stereotypes belong in the bargain bin.