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Darius Rucker: On my iPod

The country star tells us what he’s listening to

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On Sept. 1, the country star will appear on ABC’s CMA Music Festival. Here’s what he’s been listening to.

· Prince ”Purple Rain”
”I’ve always wanted to play ‘Purple Rain’ and never did with Hootie [and the Blowfish]. All of a sudden my drummer asks me if we want to play it. I tell him it won’t work at a country show. But he was right: People lose their minds when we do it.”

· Toby Keith ”God Love Her”
”I love that song so much, I pulled the old taboo: When it was No. 1, my band started covering it [laughs].”

· Jamey Johnson ”In Color”
”He’s one of my best friends in country music and one of the best song-writers I’ve ever encountered. We all wish we had written that song.”