Darius Rucker



  • Birth Place: Charleston, SC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/13/1966, Taurus
  • Profession: Musician
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Darius Rucker Fast Facts:
  • Was one of six children raised by a single mother.
  • Formed Hootie and the Blowfish in 1986 after his eventual bandmate Mark Bryan heard him singing in the shower.
  • Collaborated with R&B artist Jill Scott and hip-hop's Snoop Dogg on his first solo album, Back to Then.
  • Was inspired to play country music after hearing Radney Foster's album Del Rio, Texas, 1959. In 2010, Rucker released his second album, titled Charleston, SC, 1966.
  • Was initially dismissed as a gimmick when he began playing country music. Some country radio stations wouldn't play his songs, so he crossed the Southeast in his car, appearing on dozens of radio shows.
  • Was only the third black artist (the other two were Ray Charles and Charlie Pride) to hit the top spot on the country-music chart.
  • Darius Rucker Relationships:
  • Jack - Son
  • Beth - Wife
  • Carolyn Pearl Phillips - Daughter
  • Daniella Rose - Daughter
  • Carolyn Rucker - Mother
  • Darius Rucker Awards:
  • 1995 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 2011 CMT Music Awards: CMT Performance of the Year - Nominee
  • 1995 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
  • 2013 Grammy: Best Country Solo Performance - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

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