We are in the midst of a cross-marketing Babylon. Musical whores are jumping across genres to sell albums left and right, and country music is the biggest beneficiary. First, Sheryl Crow had a brief fling with the twangy stuff. Then, Jewel went over to the dark side. Even Jessica Simpson, whose deeply moving pop lyrics should have guaranteed her a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has crossed the border. And today, I offer you the greatest travishamockery in the history of music:
Darius Rucker has gone country.
In case you don’t recognize the name, Darius is Hootie of “Hootie & The Blowfish” fame.
Yes, that guy. The African-American guy with the shaved head and gravely voice.