Darius Rucker will start recording a new album in December, he told reporters backstage at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 11) in Nashville. His first country album, Learn to Live, was released by Capitol Nashville in 2008 and is certified platinum for shipments of 1 million units. “We’ve pretty much written most of it,” he said of the new project. “It’s almost done. We’re going to start recording next month.” He expects to release one more single from Learn to Live. “Right after that, there will be a single from the new record, and the record will be out sometime next year.” Rucker won the CMA Award for best new artist.