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Darius Rucker

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Darius Rucker (born May 13, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina[1]) is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American band Hootie & The Blowfish, of which he has been a member since the band’s inception in 1989.

Along with his work in Hootie & The Blowfish, Rucker recorded one studio album, entitled Back to Then, on Hidden Beach Recordings in 2002. In 2008, he signed to Capitol Nashville and charted his first solo single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”, the first single from his first album Learn To Live.

Rucker has been a member of Hootie & The Blowfish since their original formation in 1989. He met fellow band members, Mark Bryan, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, and Dean Felber, while attending the University of South Carolina.

In 2001, he made his solo R&B debut album The Return of Mongo Slade for Atlantic Records. Because of contractual changes, it was never released by the label.[1] Hidden Beach Recordings, an independent label, acquired the masters from Atlantic, releasing the album as Back to Then in July 2002.[1]

Rucker also portrayed a singing cowboy in a television commercial for the fast food chain Burger King, promoting their TenderCrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch sandwich in 2005; in the commercial, he sang a parody of “Big Rock Candy Mountain”.[2]

In early 2008, Rucker signed to Capitol Records Nashville as the beginning of a career in music.

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  • brocklay

    Wagon Wheel Print! https://www.etsy.com/listing/159565860/rock-me-mama-lyric-art

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JukeBoxHero48

    Some scenes from Shawshank....wOw

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JukeBoxHero48

    Love that video...!!!!!!!!!! Thanx :-)))

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JukeBoxHero48

    Love you Darius...:-))) ~ fellow Southerner..:-))))))))))))))

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BMWPRETTY

    Love your Show Mr. Darius! From day one! You Rock & County suits you well also! HAAA!! HAAA!! Keep it up!

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • wildtony40

    Happy Birthday.

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • CadencyMark

    Personally, I like Hootie and the Blowfish better but Darius Rucker Is awesome too!

    7 May 2013 Reply
  • palanwen

    Hm, well that sucks. I stumbled on his page because I was curious as to if the lyrics/music were as good as his band hootie. Nope. Seems to be widely substanceless and shallow, also repetitive to no end lyrically and instrumentally. The music videos in particular are way annoying. Damn Darius, I know you're better than this!

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JNez

    don't think i don't about it <3

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JNez

    'Exodus' <3 <3 <3 can't decide if i better enjoy when he sings r&b, country, or soft rock. hell i love his voice in every genre...this dude is waayyy underrated.

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • JNez

    Is it just me or is the album Back to Then better than any of his country shit? And if you're a fan of his and have never heard it, please do! [2] <<< dude! i just returned to this 2002 Back to Then masterpiece and totally agree with you! Darius Rucker can sing any genre and it's always tops!

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • davincichode

    Is it just me or is the album Back to Then better than any of his country shit? And if you're a fan of his and have never heard it, please do!

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • LadyPatience

    Excuse me. It so is Country. :)

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • KatieDementie

    excuse me, this is so not country ;(

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • AimsterSkitz0rz

    great voice :)

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • paulngo

    His voice make me as I sing his song by myself.

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mrs_leto

    I love this man.

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • HedwigsInTheBox

    Always has been and always will be a damn fine voice.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • EwertonThon

    What amazing country singer!!

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • i_luv_musik

    one's of my fav country singer

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
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