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Darius Rucker is one of the most intriguing success stories in country music. He is one of the very few rock musicians to successfully cross over into country, and perhaps the only contemporary one to stay. He’s also one of a very few African American performers to succeed in the country genre. Rucker was very well-established in a career as the singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, and had also released one R&B solo album when he signed to Capitol Records Nashville in 2008. He released his country debut, ‘Learn to Live,’ later that year, and scored a No. 1 hit with its lead single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” marking the first time a black solo performer held the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart since Charley Pride in 1983. He followed up with two more No. 1 hits, “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” and “Alright,” from the same project. Rucker has followed up with three more country solo albums, and built an impressive resume in the genre that rivals his previous rock career, with additional No. 1 hits including “Come Back Song,” “This” and “Wagon Wheel.” He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2012.

  • Full Name: Darius Carlos Rucker
  • Top Songs: "Wagon Wheel," "Come Back Song"
  • Did You Know? Rucker performed at Tiger Woods' wedding, and his father's funeral.
  • Further Reading: Top 10 Darius Rucker Songs
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Darius Rucker Is Good for a Good Time With 2016 Tour Dates

Darius Rucker has announced the cities and dates for his 2016 Good For a Good Time Tour.

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Grand Ole Opry Concert Film Set for Wide Release

The Grand Ole Opry is getting the silver screen treatment through a new concert film, which is extending to theaters across North America.

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Country Newcomers, Legends Honored at 2015 CMT Artists of the Year — See Pics!

The 2015 CMT Artists of the Year Award show was a star-studded event in Nashville on Wednesday night (Dec. 2), during which country legends and country newcomers alike were honored at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and More Face Twitter Critics in ‘Mean Tweets’

They may have spent the last 12 hours celebrating CMA wins and impressive performances, but these country stars are now facing some of their less kind critics.

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Darius Rucker Says Hootie and the Blowfish Reunion Will Be ‘Real Soon’

Though Darius Rucker has built a strong solo career in country music, fans can’t help but wonder if he’ll ever go back to his roots with his '90s rock band, Hootie and the Blowfish. Rucker has been hinting at a reunion in interviews this year, but on the Today show in August he gave some more details on the project.

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Release Date Set for Grand Ole Opry Concert Film

The Grand Ole Opry is coming to the big screen later this year, and a date has been set for its official release. The movie, titled American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry, will premiere Dec. 4 at select Carmike theaters around the country, including Nashville.

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Darius Rucker Links Up With Uber for Southern Style Tour

Darius Rucker fans looking for the VIP treatment before shows on the star's Southern Style Tour this fall are in luck if they're also fans of the rideshare app Uber.

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Former Warner Nashville Act James Dupre Sings ‘Let Her Cry,’ Scores on ‘The Voice’

When James Dupré stepped on stage for his Blind Audition on The Voice, he had no idea all four celebrity judges would be vying to have him on their team.

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Darius Rucker Celebrates No. 1 Success of ‘Southern Style’

Sometimes the best part of making music is getting to do it with your friends. Darius Rucker knows the feeling, as he recently celebrated the success of his most recent hit, “Homegrown Honey,” with co-writers Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and producer/songwriter Nathan Chapman.

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Darius Rucker Celebrates the South in ‘Southern Style’ Video [Watch]

Charleston, S. C. native Darius Rucker is a Southern gentleman through and through. His visual for "Southern Style" celebrates everything that being Southern exemplifies — no matter where you live.

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