Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker

United States · Person · 1966–present
Darius Carlos "Hootie" Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American singer and songwriter. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The band has released five studio albums with him as a member, and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote the majority of the band's songs with the other three members.

He released a solo R&B album, Back to Then, in 2002 on Hidden Beach Recordings but did not chart any singles from it. Six years later, Rucker signed to Capitol Nashville as a country music singer, releasing the album, Learn to Live that year. Its first single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It", made him the first black artist to reach number one on the Hot Country Songs charts since Charley Pride in 1983. (Ray Charles hit number one in March 1985 in a duet with Willie Nelson with Seven Spanish Angels). It was followed by two more number one singles, "It Won't Be Like This for Long" and "Alright" and the number three, "History in the Making." In 2009, he became the first black American to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association, and only the second black to win any award from the association. A second album, Charleston, SC 1966, was released on October 12, 2010. The album includes the number one singles, "Come Back Song" and "This". Read more »

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Darius Rucker on Prince: 'He Made Me Stand Up and Listen'

With the news that pop superstar Prince has died today at age 57, his multitude of fans and admirers have begun to express their grief and pay tribute to his far-reaching, innovative work. Country singer Darius Rucker is a longtime and vocal fan, an...

Darius Rucker Announces Good Time Tour Dates

After playing to more than 400,000 fans on his Southern Style Tour in 2015, Darius Rucker is set to launch the Good for a Good Time Tour on June 3rd. Kicking off in Tampa, the trek will include opening acts Dan + Shay and Michael Ray, both of whom...

See Kip Moore's Raw 'Running for You' on 'Front and Center'

The sixth season of public television's performance series Front and Center will air eight new episodes beginning in January and Brett Eldredge and Kip Moore are among the country artists slated to participate. Additionally, Darius Rucker, Ronnie...

Darius Rucker's Summer Jaunt Tops Hot Tours Roundup

Darius Rucker owns the No. 1 slot on the weekly recap of Hot Tours with box office revenue reported from the first leg of the country headliner’s North American tour, set primarily in outdoor venues. Grosses totaled $9.1 million from 29 performances...


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Darius Rucker - Southern Style (Teaser)
Darius Rucker - Behind the Song: "Southern Style"
Darius Rucker - Growing Up in the South - 'Southern Style'


When Was the Last Time
2017 Official Album
Southern Style
2015 Official Album
Home for the Holidays
2014 Official Album
True Believers
2013 Official Album
Charleston, SC 1966
2010 Official Album
Learn to Live
2008 Official Album
Back to Then
2002 Official Album
Homegrown Honey
2014 Official Single

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