Darius Rucker first achieved multi-platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer and rhythm and guitarist of the GRAMMY® Award-winning band, Hootie & the Blowfish, who have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, including their diamond-certified debut album, “Cracked Rear View,” which remains among the Top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time.
Rucker has earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart, including RIAA platinum-certified “Learned to Live,” and “True Believers,” plus 10 No. 1 singles on Country radio. He was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2012, and in 2014, he won his third career GRAMMY® Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his diamond-certified version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five best-selling Country songs of all time. He is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his next studio album, “Carolyn’s Boy.”
A lifelong philanthropist, Rucker supports the MUSC Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina and has also raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual “Darius & Friends” benefit concert and golf tournament.
Rucker is an avid sports fan, most famously for the Miami Dolphins, who inspired the line, “I’m such a baby ‘cause the dolphins make me cry,” in the hit single “Only Wanna Be with You.”