ALBUM REVIEW: Darius Rucker, ‘True Believers’

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Give credit to Darius Rucker for jumping from mega-selling rock band Hootie & the Blowfish to take a stab at a country music career. He has been wildly successful, scoring five top 10 country hits from his first two Nashville-nodding albums and becoming the first African-American to have a No. 1 country song since Charlie Pride in 1983. But this new album is a letdown. He strings together broad-brush melodies, country bromides, insistently unctuous choruses, and sugary lyrics that beg for editing.

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