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Darius Rucker
Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Birthday


Birthday

: 13 May 1966

Age

: 51 years old

Sign

: Taurus

Wiki


  • Darius Carlos "Hootie" Rucker is an American singer and songwriter
When was Darius Rucker born?13 May 1966
How old is Darius Rucker in 2017? 51 years
Zodiac sign:Taurus

Darius Rucker facts


  • He first gained fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld and Dean Felber
  • The band has released five studio albums with him as a member, and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Rucker co-wrote the majority of the band's songs with the other three members
  • He released a solo R&B album, Back to Then, in 2002 on Hidden Beach Recordings but did not chart any singles from it
  • Six years later, Rucker signed to Capitol Nashville as a country music singer, releasing the album, Learn to Live that year
  • Its first single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It", made him the first black artist to reach number one on the Hot Country Songs charts since Charley Pride in 1983
  • (Ray Charles hit number one in March 1985 in a duet with Willie Nelson with Seven Spanish Angels)
  • It was followed by two more number one singles, "It Won't Be Like This for Long" and "Alright" and the number three, "History in the Making
  • " In 2009, he became the first African American to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association, and only the second African American to win any award from the association
  • A second album, Charleston, SC 1966, was released on October 12, 2010


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