Darius Rucker: ‘I Try to Keep Life Simple’
Singer Darius Rucker may have an enviable career, starting off in the pop scene with his former band Hootie & The Blowfish and then successfully reinventing himself as a country artist, but through it all, Rucker likes to lead a simple life. He prefers dropping his kids off at school and getting as many rounds of golf in as humanly possible.
In a recent chat with KNCI, Rucker said, "I try to keep life simple. I live in Charleston, South Carolina. Our kids go to public school. I don't want it any other way. When it starts to get any other way, I get really uncomfortable with that. I like to keep it low key."
Like many artists, Rucker tries to tour on particular days and fly home on off days to be with his family. "I try to be home Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or three or four days a week when on tour. I like dropping the kids off at school. In the summer, I like going to the pool," he says. "I love my kids and love being with my family. That's why I worked so hard all these years!" While many touring artists look at life on the road as an escape, it's clearly quite the opposite for Rucker.
Rucker also opened up abouts his golf game to KFROG, revealing that he is on the green any chance he gets, which, with kids, usually only amounts to about three or four times per week. When asked if golfing outranks the kids, Rucker said, "Golf ranks way below the kids. If it wasn't for my kids, I'd golf 7 days a week!" Though, he didn't see the Masters live and in the flesh, simply because "sports are better on TV – especially with high def."