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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
Darius If I Told You
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Darius Rucker, ‘If I Told You’ [Listen]

Darius Rucker adopts a spoken-word style for the verses of "If I Told You." It's a change of pace that instantly turns heads toward the speakers, but within 60 seconds he's again proving he's the most passionate vocalist in country music.

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7th Annual "Darius And Friends" Concert
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Darius Rucker Joins Charley Pride to Sing ‘Kiss an Angel Good Morning’ [Watch]

Charley Pride was the unannounced special guest for Darius Rucker's seventh annual Darius Rucker & Friends Benefit Concert, and the legend left his mark on the night with an memorable performance of "Kiss An Angel Good Morning."

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Darius Rucker Honors Prince, One of His ‘Absolute Idols,’ With ‘Purple Rain’ [Watch]

The music world has lost a legend with the untimely death of Prince. The singer was found dead at his home at Paisley Park in Minnesota on Thursday (April 21). He was 57.

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Darius Rucker Announces 2016 ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic

Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic for the fifth consecutive year this April. Held at TPC Las Vegas on April 2, the golf classic will raise money to benefit the ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need within the music industry.

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Tristan McIntosh Joins Darius Rucker Onstage at the Grand Ole Opry

Tristan McIntosh is a fan of Darius Rucker, and the feeling is mutual.

The former American Idol contestant was invited at the Grand Ole Opry by Rucker after the two performed together Tuesday night (March 22) on the famed Opry circle...

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Darius Rucker Announces Seventh Annual Darius and Friends Benefit Concert

Country fans headed to Nashville for CMA Fest this June may want to book their plane ticket a few days early, as Darius Rucker has announced his seventh annual Darius and Friends benefit concert.

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Kris Kristofferson’s Songs and ‘Gravitas’ Honored During All-Star Concert in Nashville [Pictures]

There was a great moment during Wednesday night's Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville that found Hank Williams Jr. and Kristofferson enthusiastically hugging one another after the younger artist had just finished singing "If You Don't Like Hank Williams," a Kristofferson-penned song from his Habits Old and New album from 1980.

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Unforgettable Tour Prank Video
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6 Unforgettable Country Tour Pranks

Summer tours mean summer tour pranks, and we're ready. In fact, we dare superstars like Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley to top one of the pranks in this collection of 6 Unforgettable Tour Pranks!

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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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