OFFSTAGE: Darius Rucker Says So Much With Just Three Words

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If you ever thought country singers just did quick in-and-outs when they perform on Good Morning America, I’ve got three words for you: Not Darius Rucker. When he was on the show on Wednesday (Feb 16), it seemed like he was there for every minute of the broadcast. And he had words with George Stephanopoulos, Juju Chang, Robin Roberts and Sam Champion. Granted, they were quick little three-word exchanges written on cards, but they said a lot. Like when he’s doing his “Showdown With George,” and Stephanopoulos proclaims, “Like the Blowfish,” Rucker responds, “Knew the Blowfish.” And when Roberts asks, “Love South Carolina?” Rucker responds, “Love those Gamecocks.” At the very end on this video, Rucker makes a simple request of weatherman Champion: “Sam Send Sunshine.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.