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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, ‘Southern Style’ [Listen]

The title track from Darius Rucker’s Southern Style album is thick with imagery. Not since Buddy Jewell’s “Sweet Southern Comfort” has a song about the South been so easy to embrace.

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Darius Rucker Returns to Host 2015 ACM Lifting Lives Golf Tournament

Darius Rucker will return to host the 2015 ACM Lifting Lives Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 18.

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Darius Rucker, ‘Southern Style’: Everything You Need to Know

Darius Rucker's fourth country solo album drops on March 31. Southern Style is the follow-up to the gold-certified True Believers album, and includes "Homegrown Honey," his fast-climbing lead single that was released in August. Here's everything you need to know about Rucker's Southern Style.

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Darius Rucker Dishes on Upcoming ‘Southern Style’ Album, Tour

Darius Rucker's album Southern Style is set for release on March 31, and the "Homegrown Honey" singer stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to chat with host Sam Alex about the record, his favorite songs and his big upcoming tour.

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iHeartRadio Country Festival Announces All-Star Lineup for Second-Annual Event

The full lineup for the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival has been locked in, and it's a big one going into year two.

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Darius Rucker Announces Date for 6th Annual St. Jude Benefit

Laid-back hitmaker Darius Rucker announced this week that his sixth-annual Darius Rucker and Friends benefit concert for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will once again kick off Nashville's yearly summer bash, CMA Fest.

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Darius Rucker’s Song ‘Possibilities’ Inspired by St. Jude Patient [Watch]

A courageous patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital inspired a song and video from Darius Rucker. The performance and story told in this video sum up what radio stations nationwide are standing up for this week.

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New Country Music Releases – March 2015

Albums from Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker lead a long list of new country music releases scheduled for March 2015. The Spring Break troublemaker is going to release his final Spring Break EP on March 10, while Rucker will reveal his Southern Style on March 31.

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Darius Rucker Announces New Album, Tour Dates

Darius Rucker's new album and tour are going to be done 'Southern Style.'

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‘Elf’ Inspired Darius Rucker’s ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Duet With Sheryl Crow

It's hard to find someone who doesn't enjoy a good holiday flick, especially Will Ferrell's charming 'Elf.' Darius Rucker even found a little inspiration in the Christmas movie!

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