A coincidental singing in the shower can be a way to stardom for a boy from South Carolina from a background of a typical southern African-American upbringing to being the voice of his band, swooning music listeners with his baritone. It’s none other than Darius Carles Rucker or Hootie!
Here is some biography to look at and his Top songs to listen
About Darius Rucker:
The American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, whose members have been members since Darius Rucker formed the band in 1989, is the band’s leading singer, and guitarist Darius Rucker was
born on May 13, 1966, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Along with Mark Bryan, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, and Dean Felber of South Carolina University. The group produced five studio albums and recorded six of Billboard Hot 100’s top 40 hits.
Rucker also recorded a studio album on Hidden Beach Recordings in 2002 and his work at Hootie & the Blowfish.
The popularity of his band and his being the front man made way for many opportunities that were little steps to Rucker’s fame in the Music world. He was requested to sing at the World Series in October 1995, the national anthem. At his 80th birthday party, he was invited to sing by Frank Sinatra; he was singing “The Lady Is a Tramp.” In a sitcom Friends episode, he made a cameo voice that very week.
The advent of his Country Music career started when in 2008, he joined Capitol Nashville and ended up composing the first solo single of his first country album, “Learn to Live,” “Don’t Think I Do Not Think About It.” Even after Darius’s stepping into country music was met with some speculations about his image of a rock musician with African American identity.
On November 11, 2009, Rucker won the Country Music Association New Artist of the Year award (formerly known as the Horizon Award), making him the first African American since the award got introduced in 1981.
The song made him number 1 in the hot country songs, receiving the First Black Artist title since 1983. RIAA certified gold Learn to Live on February 6, 2009. The second solo from this album, “It Won’t Be Like This for Long,” was on the top of the country chart for three weeks in the middle of 2009. His succession, ‘Alright,’ became Rucker’s third hit number one straight, making him the first singer to reach number one since Wynonna in 1992 with his first three country singles.
Darius Rucker’s Top Songs:
–Wagon Wheel, a catchy country song filled with his voice and melodies.
– Come to Back Song, a melodic chorus with groovy vibes and acoustic guitar.
–Alright, a classic country song with touching lyrics capable of flying one away to the countryside.
– Don’t Think I Don’t Think About, a song whose success made him cry, a song with 4 is lo-fi vibes. The listener can put on loop.