Millions tuned in to last night's (Sunday, October 22nd) premiere of Season 8 of The Walking Dead, however Darius Rucker was not among them. The singer and his son tried to watch the show for the first time together but couldn’t even get through the first episode of Season 1. Darius tells us: [“Jack, my son, wanted to get into The Walking Dead, so I said, ‘Yeah, dude. I’ll watch it with you.’ So, we were going to binge-watch the first couple of seasons, and it was the first episode, and we were sitting in my man cave, and it was the first episode and I’m sitting there. People who watch it will know the scene I’m talking about it. It’s the little girl that’s facing away and they’re slowly panning into the little girl. I thought, ‘That’s cool. Boy, I’ll watch it.’ They pan and she turns around and I got up and ran out of the room. I mean, I pushed Jack down and I ran out of the room, and I said, ‘I cannot watch this television show!’ That was the end of it for me. That little girl freaked me out so much I couldn’t watch any more Walking Dead. I haven’t watched it since. True story. I ran out of the room. Aaaaaahhhhh I’m screaming. It was awful (laughs)."] SOUNDCUE (:48 OC: . . . It was awful (laughs).)
Darius is currently making his way up the country charts with “For the First Time,” which is from his brand-new album, When Was the Last Time.
He will make the media rounds this week beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, October 24th) on NBC’s Today show, ABC's The View on Wednesday (October 25th) and ABC's The Chew on Friday (October 27th).