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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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Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker asked for help with a classic version of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" on Tuesday night during the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief broadcast.

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The Grand Ole Opry throw one heck of a solar eclipse party!

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WE Fest 2017 Pictures: Best of the Fest

WE Fest is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017 with a massive three-day lineup: Headliners Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band and Luke Bryan are just the start.

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Darius Rucker Announces Release Date for New Album, ‘When Was The Last Time’

Darius Rucker has revealed the release of his fifth studio album.

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Darius Rucker, ‘For the First Time’ [Listen]

Darius Rucker's new single "For the First Time" relies on the feel-good. It's a classic Rucker vocal performance paired with a rhythmic arrangement.

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Watch out, the Views at Elm Grove — Darius Rucker is coming for you!

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Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert + Others Tell Painfully Bad #DadJokes [Watch]

What do you call a deer with no eyes? A mushroom walks into a bar ... What's brown and sticky?

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Darius Rucker Hits No. 1 With ‘If I Told You’

Darius Rucker is sitting comfortably at the top of Billboard's Country Airplay chart, scoring his eighth No. 1 single with "If I Told You." The song is the first release from his upcoming fifth studio album.

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2017 CMT Music Awards Open With Soulful Gregg Allman Tribute [Watch]

The 2017 CMT Music Awards opened with a bang, with Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum coming together to pay tribute to the late Gregg Allman.

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The New Old Reality of Threats for Music Artists

Attacks in Manchester — and before that, Paris and Orlando — rightfully stoke a conversation about security at music events.

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