Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker’s song Wagon Wheel is quite the adventure thanks to its amazing accompanying music video. The music video showcases a few cast members from the infamously popular reality show, Duck Dynasty! The video was released on March 21, 2013 and immediately become a hit due to the perfectly appointed storyline that alludes to a dream that Darius Rucker has had.
The video gives the viewer a type of viewpoint into the past with scenes that convey a vintage element and tell the story of a man on a journey and the interesting characters he meets along the way. Charles Kelley from the acclaimed country band Lady Antebellum also makes an appearance in the video as well.
Wagon Wheel was produced by Frank Rogers. The song was first released in January of 2013 under the label, Capital Nashville. The song Wagon Wheel has a long history in the limelight, originally penned by Bob Dylan himself along with Ketch Secor. The song was first released in the year 2004 by the band, Old Country Medicine Show or O.C.M.S. for short for their album aptly entitled Wagon Wheel. The song Wagon Wheel was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and along with Darius Rucker; it was also performed by Matt Andersen in 2005.
The version of Wagon Wheel sung by Darius Rucker is heartfelt, sincere and truly gives the listener a chance to delve into the storyline of the song. The accompany music video perfectly shows Darius Rucker as he navigates throughout the country searching for his lover. The video shows the dynamic between Rucker and the interesting characters he meets along the way which gives the music video a great depth and understanding.
Overall, Darius Rucker truly makes the song Wagon Wheel his own and the music video showcases this point beautifully. Shot in lush surroundings with natural scenery, the version by Rucker also incorporates backing vocals by Lady Antebellum, which bring the song and the video worldwide appeal that speaks to a very wide audience.