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. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
This is a summary. To read the whole story subscribe to BostonGlobe.com
© Copyright 2014 Globe Newspaper Company.
Get the full story with unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com. Just 99¢ for 4 weeks.