Hootie and The Blowfish just wrapped on their touring for the year. Today (October 18) the band dropped the song "Hold On" from their upcoming record Imperfect Circle set to drop on November 1st, 2019.
The song "Hold On" is the one song off the new record that wasn't written by the band members. It was written by songwriter Jim Beavers and fellow artist Chris Stapleton. Darius Rucker shared on The Bobby Bones Show that they don't care what the songs are about and how they happen, they just want the best songs to be on the record.
Rucker admitted that with all of the new Hootie and The Blowfish things happening over his solo career, he'd start to hear being called "Hootie" more often again. As it turns out though, he is still getting "Darius" more than "Hootie." He also told us that Hootie and The Blowfish will do one more show this year, and it's a big one, but it's actually in a 300-seat theater so it will be very intimate for whoever gets tickets once the news is released.
Bones addressed something that happened a long time ago between Garth Brooks and Hootie And The Blowfish. At the 1996 American Music Awards, Garth Brooks was announced as Favorite Artist Of The Year - beating out Boyz II Men, Green Day, TLC, and Hootie & The Blowfish. But Brooks wouldn't accept the award, he told the crowd that he didn't think he deserved to win it and Hootie & The Blowfish did. Brooks then walked off the stage and left the award sitting there. Bones asked whatever happened to the AMA after that night and Rucker immediately started laughing. Rucker shared that a few years ago when he was talking with Brooks, Brooks made a joke about it. Brooks said, "Darius, you know where that award is now? and Darius asked, "Where?" and in a witty response, Brooks said, "It's on my mantle."