Thats what Darius Rucker discovered while working on Looking For Lucky, the bands first album in two years.
Band members decided to work with outside songwriters for the first time in their career, including a lot of Nashvilles best and brightest tunesmiths.
Rucker was surprised by how many country musicians considered him an influence but figures its because his songs, like country music, deal with real life.
As he puts it, If you put a steel guitar on them, they sound like country songs.
Looking For Lucky hits stores next Tuesday (Aug. 9), and while Rucker says its one of the best Blowfish albums ever, he has no illusions about selling 11 million records like their debut, Cracked Rear View.
In his words, That will never happen again. These days, we just make records so we can tour.
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