Darius Rucker

Photo by Mysti Cabasug, U.S. Air Force. (Public Domain)

American Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, & Band Leader • Born 1966 • Rock, Pop, Country Music

Fast Facts

  • Singer-songwriter Darius Rucker was born on May 13, 1966, in Charleston, South Carolina. 
  • When he was young, his mother, two aunts, grandmother and 14 children lived together in one apartment.
  • Darius frequently sang around the house to his mother’s Al Green albums.
  • Rucker enjoys football and hanging out with friends Brad Paisley & Tiger Woods.
  • Darius Rucker’s band Hootie & The Blowfish had many mainstream pop hits with their #1 album, Cracked Rear View
  • Their songs “Hold My Hand,” “Time,” “Let Her Cry,” and “I Only Want to Be With You,” sold more than 16 million units, and earned two Grammy awards. 
  • In 2008 he surprised many fans by releasing a country album, Learn to Live.
  • The album’s first single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” jumped to the #1 country song, making him the first African-American singer to reach the top of the country charts since Charley Pride in 1988. 
  • His next record, True Believers (2013), also won a Grammy. 
  • Darius has two daughters and one son.