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
Album
When Was The Last Time is an album by musical artist Darius Rucker, released on October 20, 2017.
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.

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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

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Spotify - Albums & Singles48

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Upcoming Concerts31

Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots' Million Dollar Show - Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, United States
January 22, 2018
Forum Theatre
Sydney, Australia
March 19, 2018
Enmore Theatre
Newtown, Australia
March 21, 2018
Osceola Heritage Park
Kissimmee, United States
March 25, 2018
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Canada
July 19, 2018
Blossom Music Center
Cleveland, United States
July 20, 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
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
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, United States
September 28, 2018
Coral Sky Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, United States
September 29, 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

News Articles11

Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker Announce Co-Headlining Tour
  –  January 19, 2018
Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are joining forces for a co-headlining tour ... Rucker and Lady A are longtime friends, with the "Alright" singer opening for the trio on their 2011 Own the Night Tour. They are also featured background vocalists ...
Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker Team Up for Co-Headlining Summer Plays On Tour
  –  January 18, 2018
Joining up with Darius Rucker to co-headline a summer run ready to rock the ... With a dynamic lineup such as the one created by Lady A, even singer Charles Kelley anticipates some wild nights out on stage in front of their closest group of friends ...
Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are Teaming up for 2018 – Venues and Tickets
  –  January 18, 2018
Darius Rucker is a musician from South Carolina. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986. The band has released five studio albums with him ...
Hot country: Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker bring tour to Bay Area
  –  January 17, 2018
Darius Rucker went from a pop-rock has-been to countrymusic star ... Rucker, who is the former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, has scored several chart-topping singles, including “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”, “It Won’t Be ...
Grammy Award-winning Country Star Darius Rucker To Perform Pre-game Concert
  –  January 8, 2018
Country Artist Darius Rucker is in Atlanta to kick off the pre-game concert at Centennial Olympic Park starting at 4:30 p.m., Monday, and he says it's going to be a party! We caught up with the Grammy award-winning singer this morning at the College ...
Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker headed to Blossom Music Center
  –  January 18, 2018
CLEVELAND, Ohio - As has been the case for the past several years, 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 ...
Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker Announce Summer Tour
  –  January 18, 2018
Lady Antebellum keeps country music’s vocal group tradition alive for a new, pop-minded generation, while tour mate Darius Rucker’s success in country should further overshadow any notions that he’s just Hootie in a cowboy hat. Plus, who wouldn’t ...
Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker Team Up for Co-Headlining Summer Plays On Tour
  –  January 18, 2018
Joining up with Darius Rucker to co-headline a summer run ready to rock the ... They also decided to snag one of the hottest up-and-comers in country music, Russell Dickerson, to set the stage just right as the opening act. With a dynamic lineup such ...
Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are Teaming up for 2018 – Venues and Tickets
  –  January 18, 2018
Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are hitting the road in 2018 and kicking it all off on July 19 th in Toronto, ONT. Formed in 2006, Lady Antebellum is a country music group that was created in Nashville, TN. Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood ...
Hot country: Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker bring tour to Bay Area
  –  January 17, 2018
Get ready for some hot country music, Bay Area. Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are teaming up for a massive co-headlining tour, which touches down at the Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View on Aug. 16. Russell Dickerson is also on the bill.
Darius Rucker Reflects on His First Decade in Country Music
  –  November 14, 2017
It’s hard to believe that Darius Rucker‘s platinum country debut Learn to Live turns 10 in 2018. But it’s also hard to remember a time when Rucker’s music wasn’t part of the American consciousness. In his first 30 years in music, he’s won three ...

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