Darius Rucker’s hit single “Wagon Wheel” turned 8x platinum, meaning there have been over 8 million copies sold. Since being at the top of the charts for back-to-back weeks in 2013, “Wagon Wheel” is now one of the top five best-selling country songs of all time.
“Wagon Wheel,” originally released by Old Crow Medicine Show, was written by the band’s lead singer Ketch Secor and was based on a sketch by Bob Dylan, who is credited as a co-writer. Rucker’s performance of the song earned him a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance.
Rucker had the idea to cover the song after attending a talent show at his daughter’s high school and seeing a group of kids sing the song.