Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker

 

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Darius Carlos 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 person 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".

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When Was the Last Time
 
When Was the Last Time is the seventh studio album and fifth in the country genre by American country music singer Darius Rucker.
Bring It On
Song
Bring It On is a song by musical artist Darius Rucker, released on October 13, 2017.
Twenty Something
Song
Twenty Something is a song by musical artist Darius Rucker, released on October 6, 2017.
Don't
Song
Don't is a song by musical artist Darius Rucker, released on September 22, 2017.

Photos - Darius Rucker398

People Recently Photographed with Darius Rucker26

Popular Albums7

Album Appearances & References17

Popular Songs23

Song Appearances & References9

Musical Group References2

Musical Groups1

Soundtrack Film Appearances2

TV Shows4

Collaborators & Influencers24

Other Music-Related Relationships12

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Awards & Nominations11

Events2

Popular Tours2

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Videos71

Spotify - Albums & Singles50

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On14

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts36

CMA Fest: Nissan Stadium
Nashville, United States
June 7, 2018
Greeley Stampede
Greeley, United States
June 23, 2018
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Canada
July 19, 2018
BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER
Cuyahoga Falls, United States
July 20, 2018
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, United States
July 21, 2018
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, United States
July 26, 2018
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Gilford, United States
July 27, 2018
XFINITY THEATRE
Hartford, United States
July 28, 2018
MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION
Columbia, United States
August 2, 2018
P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, United States
August 3, 2018
Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, United States
August 4, 2018
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, United States
August 16, 2018
Toyota Amphitheatre
Sacramento, United States
August 17, 2018
White River Amphitheatre
Seattle, United States
August 19, 2018
AK-CHIN PAVILION
Phoenix, United States
August 23, 2018
FivePoint Amphitheater
Irvine, United States
August 24, 2018
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
San Diego, United States
August 25, 2018
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Welch, United States
August 31, 2018
American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Milwaukee, United States
September 1, 2018
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, United States
September 6, 2018
DTE Energy Music Center
Clarkston, United States
September 7, 2018
KeyBank Pavilion
Pittsburgh, United States
September 8, 2018
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Saint Louis, United States
September 13, 2018
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Indianapolis, United States
September 14, 2018
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, United States
September 20, 2018
Bb&T Pavilion
Camden, United States
September 21, 2018
Xfinity Center
Mansfield, United States
September 22, 2018
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Raleigh, United States
October 4, 2018
PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, United States
October 5, 2018
Jiffy Lube Live
Bristow, United States
October 6, 2018
Symphony Hall Birmingham
Broad Street, United Kingdom
October 21, 2018
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow, United Kingdom
October 22, 2018
Sage Gateshead
Gateshead, United Kingdom
October 23, 2018
O2 Academy Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
October 25, 2018
Albert Hall
Manchester, United Kingdom
October 26, 2018
Royal Albert Hall
London, United Kingdom
October 28, 2018

News Articles10

Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker tour set for Jones Beach
  –  April 2, 2018
Lady Antebellum believes in playing on, announcing a co-headlining tour with Darius Rucker that includes a stop at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 4. Lead singer Hillary Scott gave birth to twin girls, Betsy and Emory, in February ...
Country Star Darius Rucker To Perform At The 2018 CMC Music Awards
  –  January 25, 2018
Grammy-award winner Darius Rucker has confirmed he will be performing at the 2018 CMC Music Awards. The country star will take the stage at the awards in March for what will be his solo Australian debut, something that the singer is very excited about.
Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker tour set for Jones Beach
  –  April 2, 2018
Lady Antebellum believes in playing on, announcing a co-headlining tour with Darius Rucker that includes a stop at Northwell ... Glenn Gamboa is Newsday's music critic, covering entertainment news and events since 2000.
Tickets for Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker at Blossom Music Center go on sale Friday
  –  March 19, 2018
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- If you're lookin' for a good time, set a reminder for this Friday at 10 a.m. That's when tickets for Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker's Blossom Music Center show go on sale. They'll be in town July 20 as part of the Country Megaticket ...
The McClymonts, Darius Rucker bring country to the Gold Coast for CMC Music Awards
  –  March 15, 2018
COUNTRY chart-toppers The McClymonts and US star Darius Rucker are the toast of the Coast — before they’ve sung a note. The master music makers are in town to kick up their heels with some of country music’s most popular artists at tonight’s eighth ...
DARIUS RUCKER Announces UK Tour
  –  February 27, 2018
A trip oversees is overdue for Darius Rucker who has announced a UK tour this fall ... He makes it seem effortless, until you step back and take in the magnitude of the music and the far reaching, lasting impact of songs that have become part of popular ...
Darius Rucker Plots 2018 UK Tour
  –  February 27, 2018
After closing the Summer Plays On Tour with Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker will perform some of the most celebrated ... In 2017, Rucker returned to play at the annual Country to Country music festival and headlined shows in Germany, Switzerland and the ...
Darius Rucker Wants You to be His VIP Guest at the ACM Awards
  –  February 20, 2018
Charleston native and Country music star Darius Rucker wants you to be his VIP guest at the Academy ... You can see the show air live right here on WLTX.
Country Star Darius Rucker To Perform At The 2018 CMC Music Awards
  –  January 25, 2018
Grammy-award winner Darius Rucker has confirmed he will be performing at the 2018 CMC Music Awards. The country star will take the stage at the awards in March for what will be his solo Australian debut, something that the singer is very excited about.
Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker headed to Blossom Music Center
  –  January 18, 2018
the list of country performers arriving in Cleveland this year is growing. Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are set to perform at Blossom Music Center on July 20. The two country acts join a list of country performers coming to the Cleveland area that ...

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