Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker

Darius Carlos Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American musician. 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 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...



Darius Rucker, Chris Young to Honor Ray Charles With Special Opry Salute

“When you think of musical legends, you think of Ray Charles,” says Rucker.

Lauren Laffer • October 2, 2018

Enter for a Chance to WIN a Darius Rucker-Themed Prize Pack

Sounds Like Nashville is offering readers a chance to win a prize pack consisting of Rucker’s country CD collection, as well as some special merch items.

Lauren Laffer • September 13, 2018

Charles Kelley Pranks Darius Rucker with Fake Snake: See the Hilarious Reaction

Rucker burst out into laughter once he realized the snake was a fake.

Lauren Laffer • August 23, 2018

12 Standout Moments from the 12th Annual ACM Honors

The 12th Annual ACM Honors were held at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on Aug. 22 and it was an evening of endless laughter, memorable performances and heartfelt speeches.

Annie Reuter • August 23, 2018