Songwriter, Diane Warren Teams up with Hootie, for the Wounded Warriors

DIANE WARREN: THE CAVE SESSIONS - VOL. 1, further solidifying her position as a cornerstone of modern music. The album will feature an all-star line-up of talent who will bring her songwriting and storytelling to life, including Darius Rucker, John Legend, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, LP, and more.

The lead track from the album, “Times Like This,” is a soaring ode to perseverance sung by Darius Rucker that feels both emotionally timeless and incredibly timely in the current state of the world. The video for the song, which was filmed at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, captures the triumphant spirit of the track. Of the video, Warren said “I know it's a difficult time right now but it all can be fixed with some love and some kindness, in times like this. You believe every frame just like you believe every note sung by Darius.”

“I wrote ‘Times Like This’ thinking about what so many people are going through right now,” said Warren. “These are very challenging times for so many of us. What was so important is that this song also be about hope, about how we will all get through this. There was only one artist I could imagine for it and that was Darius Rucker. When he agreed to do it, I was ecstatic and when I heard his vocal for the first time I could not believe what I was hearing.  It is one of those once in a lifetime moments when the perfect song finds the perfect voice it was meant for. So proud to have it be my first single!”

Of the song, Rucker says, “Diane is such a legend, so I was absolutely honored when she called saying that she had me in mind for a song. It's one of those things that just being asked to be part of her record -- and especially such a great song like this -- is just amazing. Then to actually go through the process with a legend like her and to see it all come to life has been a really cool experience."

“Wounded Warrior Project is proud to partner with BMG, Diane Warren, and Darius Rucker on the release of, ‘Times Like This.’ The song is one of hope and that’s ultimately what our organization provides the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for us all,” said Gary Corless, Chief Development Officer of Wounded Warrior Project. For more info visit:

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