The 2012 Summer Olympics officially begin on Friday (July 27th) from London, and the world will be watching who takes home the gold, silver and bronze medals. No country artist will be more psyched than Darius Rucker, who is a self-admitted sports junkie. In fact, his “man cave” features a number of televisions tuned in to different stations so he can watching multiple games or events. He enjoys watching the Olympics, not only because of the sportsmanship and competition, but because of a much deeper meaning for him and the nation. “Everybody watches the Olympics because you want to see America beat everybody else in the world,” says Darius. “I mean it sounds crazy, but that’s why you’re watching it; that’s why I’m watching the 100, because I want to see an American cross the line first. You know, that’s why we watch basketball, because we want to see America blow everybody out.”
Be looking out for a new single from Darius in the coming weeks. It will be the first release from his third album from Capitol Nashville.
In other news: Darius Rucker took a moment to be a fan during Friday night’s date at the Grand Ole Opry. He tweeted a photo of himself with country legend Charley Pride after meeting the singer backstage. He posted the photo (right) and wrote: “I met the legendary Charley Pride last night at the @opry Wow. What an honor!”