Hootie & The Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker has made a quite name for himself as a country music solo artist. His 2008 country debut, Learn To Live, has sold about 1.5 million copies, he’s garnered three No.1 hits, and he’s just released a new album, Charlestion, SC 1966.
Hootie & The Blowfish celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and Rucker says the band is still very much together.
“This country thing is what I’m doing,” he said. “This is my career change. This is what I’m doing ’til I retire. But I know for a fact that – I don’t want to put a time on it – but soon there’s going to be another Hootie record, another Hootie tour because I love the guys and I think we will always be a band.”
Contrary to popular belief, the band never broke up. They’ve played a few shows together this year and still see each other often.
“We could get together right now and have an album for you in three months,” Rucker said. “We’re all writing all the time. I was sitting down writing songs (recently) and I wrote a country song and then a song came out that sounded like Hootie, so I saved it for that.”
Although we don’t know when it will happen, it sounds like fans expect a new Hootie & The Blowfish album at some point.