Country music star Darius Rucker is not giving up his day job by any means. But the "For the First Time" singer is expanding his resume just a little bit with the announcement that the Grammy winner, who is an avid golfer and passionate fan of the game, will host a new monthly show called On Par with Darius Rucker on SiriusXM’s 24/7 golf channel, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. The show will debut July 26 (3-4 pm ET) and will feature Rucker’s perspective on the game as a devoted player (he is a single-digit handicap) and fan. In an interview with Billboard, Rucker says he’s looking forward to talking with golfers about the game – and a lot more.
“I think it will be more of a conversation than an interview. When they brought this to me, I thought it was a great idea. We decided to do it. Sure, we’ll talk about the game – that’s the point. But, I want to talk about what music they listen to, and talk about their life. What’s a perfect date night with your wife? Every interview they do is usually about the game or the last tournament. I want to discover a little more about them as people. You see them on the driving range with headphones on, hitting balls. I want to know what they’re listening to. When it was brought to me, I thought it was a great idea, so we’re going to try to have some fun with it and see what happens. Of course, you’re going to talk about the game, clubs, the swing, and their philosophy. But I also want to bring some of the human part of the game to the forefront of what they are doing – what motivates them and gets them excited about life – and also the things they like that are outside of the game, I want to talk about that too.”