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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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Happy Birthday George Strait! From Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker + More

Country stars like Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Chris Young jumped at the chance to wish George Strait a Happy Birthday!

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Get a Sneak Peek at Darius Rucker’s ‘Undercover Boss’ Episode [Watch]

Darius Rucker is set to appear on Undercover Boss, and the show is sharing a glimpse at how they transformed his looks.

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Darius Rucker Goes Gray for ‘Undercover Boss’ Appearance

Darius Rucker reveals that he'll appear on an upcoming episode of Undercover Boss in which he visits Austin, Texas, to discover up-and-coming musicians.

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Darius Rucker Announces 2017 Darius and Friends Concert for St. Jude

Darius Rucker has announced his 2017 Darius and Friends concert.

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Here’s Who’s Presenting at the 2017 ACM Awards

The 2017 ACM Awards are days away and the final list of presenters has been announced.

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Darius Rucker Headed to Phoenix to Catch South Carolina Playoff Game Before ACMs

Darius Rucker has been in Las Vegas preparing for the 2017 ACM Awards, but before the show, he's got some other important business to attend to. Rucker is planning to fly to Phoenix on Saturday (April 1) to catch his alma mater South Carolina Gamecocks in a NCAA playoff game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

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Darius Rucker Cries Tears of Joy as South Carolina Makes Its First Final Four

Darius Rucker shed happy tears Sunday afternoon (March 26) when the University of South Carolina Gamecocks — Rucker’s alma mater— upset the No. 4 seeded Florida Gators in the NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

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Darius Rucker Is ‘Moved’ by the Work at St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the biggest nonprofits in the U.S., serving thousands of sick children and their families at no cost to them...

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Darius Rucker, Justin Moore + More to Perform at Country on the River 2017

Darius Rucker and Justin Moore have been announced as headliners for Country on the River 2017, which is set for August in Wisconsin.

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Country Stars Praise Luke Bryan’s Super Bowl Performance, Patriots Win

On Sunday night (Feb. 5), millions of football fans were glued to their television screens as they watched the New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl LI. Country stars were some of the viewers, many of whom praised Luke Bryan for his performance of the National Anthem at the start of the big game.

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