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Darius Rucker was so moved by Rihanna’s song at the end of Wakanda Forever,  called “Lift Me Up.” Today, he releases his own version of the song.

On Instagram, Darius says, “I couldn’t wait to see Wakanda Forever when it came out & was so moved by the song at the end of the movie that I wanted to put my spin on it. Hope y’all love this version! Listen at the link in my bio.”

One fan responded, “This is really beautiful (heart emoji); thank you for all you do!” Another fan commented, “Darius, this is such a beautiful song! Thank you for your version! God Bless you!” One more fan said, “Well, you lift us up with your music every day!!”

The lyrics of the song include the lyrics, “Lift me up / Hold me down / Keep me close / Safe and sound / Drowning in an endless sea / Take some time and stay with me / Keep me in the strength of your arms / Keep me safe / Safe and sound.”

Here is Rihanna’s version from Wakanda Forever.

Earlier this week, Darius announced the return of his music festival “Riverfront Revival” to North Charleston’s Riverfront Park. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Darius said, “Charleston’s hometown spirit was on full display last year and showed us what a local music festival meant to this community. We know 2023 is going to be an even greater experience for fans. We can’t wait to see you there! The 2023 lineup will be announced soon.”

Darius is working on a new album set for release this year (2023). The album is titled Carolyn’s Boy, in his mother’s honor. The album’s cover is a photo of his late mother. Rucker is currently touring with Hootie and The Blowfish.

Top Five Of Country Music's Most Passionate NFL Fans

  • 5 - Kenny Chesney - Pittsburgh Steelers

    5 - Kenny Chesney - Pittsburgh Steelers

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    A native of East Tennessee, Kenny Chesney is a Tennessee Vols fan when it comes to college football, but when it comes to the NFL, he’s a lifelong fan of The Pittsburgh Steelers. While he has played Heinz Field (now called Acrisure Stadium) many times, he visited the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp in 2015 to watch his favorite team in action.

  • 4 - Chris Young - Dallas Cowboys

    4 - Chris Young - Dallas Cowboys

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    Chris, who was based in Texas and played there almost exclusively before hitting it big in Nashville, is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He was quite happy over the weekend (1/16) when his beloved Dallas Cowboys beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to advance in the playoffs. He was so pleased he posted a video on his socials from a trip to Hawaii to cheer his team on.

  • 3 - Luke Combs - Carolina Panthers

    3 - Luke Combs - Carolina Panthers

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    This North Carolina native loves his Panthers. He often wears Panthers gear on stage.

  • 2 - Blake Shelton - Arizona Cardinals

    2 - Blake Shelton - Arizona Cardinals

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    Blake loves the Arizona Cardinals and even took his then-girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, to a game in 2015 when they were dating. He always posts on social media about his team, and as they say, “He bleeds Arizona red.” The now-married couple went to another game of Blake’s fave team in November (2022) when his Cardinals played the Los Angeles Rams.

  • 1 - Darius Rucker - Miami Dolphins

    1 - Darius Rucker - Miami Dolphins

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    Darius Rucker is definitely country music’s most passionate NFL football fan. He famously said that he has two seasons, “football season and waiting for football season.” A lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, he often sings that National Anthem at their games and did so this past September 2021 when the Dolphins played the Buffalo Bills. When he fronted Hootie and The Blowfish, he wrote the band’s biggest song, “I Only Want To Be With You,” in college when he was so upset that his Dolphins were losing, he started to cry, and his mother called him a baby. Rucker also has his own line of NFL wear.

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