Charleston, SC 1966 (2010) Hootie sounded plenty confident minus the Blowfish on Learn to Live , his 2008 debut as a country act, so Charleston, SC 1966 doesn't reveal… 2010-10-12 Darius Rucker Country
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Charleston, SC 1966 (2010)

Darius Rucker | SOUTHERN STATE OF MIND Darius Rucker
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SOUTHERN STATE OF MIND Darius Rucker
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 12, 2010; Lead Performance: Darius Rucker; Genre: Country

Hootie sounded plenty confident minus the Blowfish on Learn to Live, his 2008 debut as a country act, so Charleston, SC 1966 doesn't reveal a singer more in touch with his twang. But it does show some nice songwriting growth: ''Might Get Lucky'' nails married-with-children romance, while ''Southern State of Mind'' redeems a truckload of down-home clichés. The moving ''Whiskey and You'' even suggests he's got Something to Say. B+

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Originally posted Oct 06, 2010 Published in issue #1124 Oct 15, 2010 Order article reprints