Life's Too Short: Darius Rucker's New Memoir

Darius Rucker's Memoir Chronicles Iconic Musical Journey.

by Nouman Rasool
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Life's Too Short: Darius Rucker's New Memoir
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Darius Rucker, the esteemed voice of Grammy Award-winning band Hjson & the Blowfish, and one of the most fortunate country music genre solo artists to date, is set to release his life chronicles in an upcoming memoir, "Life's Too Short".

Spring will see Dey Street Books, an imprint of William Morrow, publish a chart-topping pop star's in-depth look at their life. In "Life's Too Short", Rucker promises an intimate look at his life, intertwined with the music that shaped him.

The memoir is anticipated to be a melodious tale that will touch the hearts of the readers as well as music lovers because of his fascination with different musical icons such as Frank Sinatra, Stejsonorable Wonder, R.E.M., Kiss, Prince among others.

But that, like those words, was a little fuzzy for Rucker. In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, he said, "Everything seems blurry when I look back at my life, but then, there are melodies, chords, harmonies, lyrics that bring clarity to my journey." The book catalogs Hootie & the Blowfish's rise from small-time days spent playing to frat houses and local dives to internationally famous stars after the release of their Double Diamond certified debut, "Cracked Rear View".

"Only Wanna Be With You," "Let Her Cry," "Hold My Hand"—those were hits that really served as anthems for a generation and are now immortal as part of the band's stamp on the legacy of the music business.

Beyond Music: Rucker's Journey

The memoir will also be a major key in Rucker's transition to solo country artist, joining his long list of notable hits such as his Diamond-certified hit "Wagon Wheel" and his collaborations with legends like David Crosby, Al Green, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Bruce Springsteen, just to name a few.

Yet the book does not shy from the other, less happy parts of his journey, like personal struggles and moments of doubt, as described by the publisher as "candid, entertaining and moving." The memoir gets into Rucker's life far beyond the musical career in his early years.

"It's been a real treat to revisit all of these memories through the music," Darius shares. "I'm so excited to be able to share them this May with 'Life's Too Short' Darius Rucker's "Life's Too Short," sharing music and memories, is set to publish on May 28 and offers fans a never-before-achieved exclusive view into one of music's most revered figures.

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