Country music and the art world don’t always mix. But occasionally, they can produce some astonishing results when they do. Darius Rucker is selling autographed soundwave art of his hit single “Wagon Wheel.”
The proceeds from the art pieces will benefit the National Museum of African American Music. Located in downtown Nashville, the museum celebrates the contributions and rich history black musicians have contributed to the country. Officials postponed the grand opening of the museum due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials expect the museum to open sometime during 2020.
On Twitter, Rucker shared a screenshot of the art piece based upon his song. He wrote, “Last year I signed limited edition art from @Soundwaves_Art created by coloring and shaping the sound waves of #WagonWheel to support the amazing work of @theNMAAM, which is on the cusp of opening. Get yours here: bit.ly/2J1QmgV“
Last year I signed limited edition art from @Soundwaves_Art created by coloring and shaping the sound waves of #WagonWheel to support the amazing work of @theNMAAM, which is on the cusp of opening. Get yours here: https://t.co/Wh461plgoe pic.twitter.com/bzxaQDxccr— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) November 23, 2020
Darius Rucker Released ‘Wagon Wheel’ in 2013
Rucker teamed with Lady A for a cover of “Wagon Wheel” in 2013. Upon release, “Wagon Wheel” became one of Rucker’s most successful country songs so far. It was even nominated for a CMA Award.
The limited-quantity pieces are on-sale on the Soundwaves Art Foundation website for $170. Rucker and Soundwaves Art creator Tim Wakefield both autographed each piece. Soundwave art incorporates waves from a recording or vocal track. Each song or recording has its own unique sound wave. Wakefield took the sound waves from Rucker’s song and incorporated them into an art piece.
According to Soundwave Art, “Just as a fingerprint is unique, your voice generates its own distinctive pattern, providing you with the opportunity to create a personal and truly unique gift.”
Every piece has a hand-painted number. The artwork is 24″x24″ with a 3″ white border. Every piece of art also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.