True Believers (song)

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"True Believers"
Single by Darius Rucker
from the album True Believers
Released August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)
Format Digital download
Genre Country
Length 4:03
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer(s) Frank Rogers
Darius Rucker singles chronology
"I Got Nothin'"
"True Believers"
"Wagon Wheel"
"I Got Nothin'"
"True Believers"
"Wagon Wheel"

"True Believers" is a song co-written recorded by American country music artist Darius Rucker. It was released in August 2012 as his first single and title track from his album True Believers. Rucker wrote the song with Josh Kear.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four and a half stars out of five, writing that it "begins as a mild and unremarkable pop-country song before clever production and Rucker’s unforgettable voice find one soaring in the euphoria."[2] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song a favorable review, saying that it "showcases one of Darius strongest lyrics to date."[3]

Ben Foster of Country Universe gave the song a C grade, writing that "Rucker’s voice is marred by the usual spit-shine wall-of-sound Nashville production, thoroughly blocking the connection with the listener, and hindering what otherwise might have been a qualified success."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Wright and premiered in October 2012.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"True Believers" debuted at number 26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of September 15, 2012, the highest debut of his career.[6]

Chart (2012) Peak
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100[7] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 24
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[9] 17

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 87


  1. ^ "Darius Rucker Offers New Single, Plans New Album". Country Music Television. August 27, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (August 27, 2012). "Darius Rucker, ‘True Believers’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 8, 2012). "The Weekly Single Recap: September 7, 2012". Roughstock. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Foster, Ben (August 29, 2012). "Single Review: Darius Rucker, “True Believers”". Country Universe. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Darius Rucker : True Believers". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jessen, Wade (September 6, 2012). "Little Big Town Float First No. 1 on Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Week of December 8, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Darius Rucker – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Darius Rucker.
  9. ^ "Darius Rucker – Chart history" Billboard Country Airplay for Darius Rucker.
  10. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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