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Darius Rucker

As the frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker was one of the most popular frontmen in mainstream pop/rock during the mid-'90s. The band's debut album, Cracked Rear View, was virtually inescapable in 1995, eventually selling more than 16 million copies and becoming one of the most successful albums of all time. Hootie & the Blowfish couldn't re-create that magic on future albums, though, and the band took a break from the studio after releasing 1998's Musical Chairs. Rucker used his free time to launch a solo career, which allowed the singer to explore his R&B and country influences. Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, Rucker was exposed to the sounds of Otis Redding, Al Green, and Gladys Knight at an early age. Those R&B icons helped influence Hootie & the Blowfish's recordings, all of which featured Rucker's soulful baritone at the forefront, but it wasn't until his solo career that Rucker truly paid homage to the sounds of his youth. He initially planned to launch his solo career with The Return of Mongo Slade, which was scheduled for a summer 2001 release by Atlantic Records, but contractual changes prevented the album's release. A few months later, Rucker jumped ship for Hidden Beach Recordings, which then acquired the master recordings of his debut from Atlantic. After making a cameo in the Farrelly brothers' film Shallow Hal, Rucker introduced his mellow, R&B-influenced music with 2002's Back to Then (essentially The Return of Mongo Slade with a different title), which featured collaborations with Jill Scott and Snoop Dogg. Rucker then returned his focus to Hootie & the Blowfish, releasing two albums with the group during the early 2000s before revisiting his solo career. This time, he opted for a country approach, and the twangy Learn to Live found an appropriate home among country music fans, who sent both the album and its flagship single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," to the top of the Billboard country charts. "It Won't Be Like This for Long" and "Alright" also peaked at number one, pushing the album to platinum status within a year of its release. Rucker smartly stayed in the country mold for his follow-up album, Charleston, SC 1966, which appeared in fall 2010; it also spawned two number one singles in "Come Back Song" and "This." His third solo album in a country vein, True Believers, followed in early 2013 and it generated a massive hit in the form of "Wagon Wheel," a number one country single that crossed over to 15 on the pop charts on its way to triple-platinum certification. As he prepped a fourth country album, Rucker released the "Homegrown Honey" single in the fall of 2014, along with the seasonal album Home for the Holidays. Southern Style appeared in March 2015. ~ Andrew Leahey & MacKenzie Wilson
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Stations Featuring
Darius Rucker

    Country Holiday

    Country Holiday
    9 songs

    Grammy Awards 2014

    Grammy Awards 2014
    1 song

    Top Country

    Top Country
    8 songs

    Country Party

    Country Party
    3 songs

    Country Love

    4 songs

    '00s Country

    4 songs

    New Country First

    1 song

    Heartbreak Hotel

    2 songs

    Oldies Holiday

    1 song

Albums by
Darius Rucker

Top Songs by
Darius Rucker

  1.   Song
  2.   Wagon Wheel
  3.   Homegrown Honey
  4.   This
  5.   Don't Think I Don't Think About It
  6.   Alright
  7.   Radio
  8.   Come Back Song
  9.   It Won't Be Like This for Long
  10.   History in the Making
  11.   I Got Nothin'
  12.   True Believers
  13.   Southern Style
  14.   You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
  15.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  16.   White Christmas
  17.   Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  18.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  19.   O Come, All Ye Faithful
  20.   Winter Wonderland
  21.   Candy Cane Christmas
  22.   Time for Change
  23.   Southern State of Mind
  24.   Please Come Home for Christmas
  25.   Might Get Lucky
  26.   Drinkin' and Dailin'
  27.   Learn To Live
  28.   Baby, It's Cold Outside by Sheryl Crow
  29.   What God Wants for Christmas
  30.   Kick Off
  31.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  32.   Miss You
  33.   Shine
  34.   She's Beautiful
  35.   Lie to Me
  36.   I Don't Care
  37.   Lost in You
  38.   Whiskey and You
  39.   If I Had Wings
  40.   All I Want
  41.   Lighter Up
  42.   Good for a Good Time
  43.   Love Without You by Sheryl Crow
  44.   This Is My World
  45.   So I Sang
  46.   Take Me Home
  47.   I Will Love You Still by Mallary Hope
  48.   We All Fall Down
  49.   Wild One
  50.   Down Here
  51.   Leavin' the Light On
  52.   Forever Road
  53.   Somewhere
  54.   Hold On
  55.   Back to Then
  56.   Sometime I Wonder
  57.   It's All Over
  58.   You, Me and My Guitar
  59.   Perfect
  60.   High on Life
  61.   God's Reasons
  62.   Heartbreak Road
  63.   Love Will Do That
  64.   In a Big Way
  65.   Be Wary Of A Woman
  66.   Amazing Grace (Interlude)
  67.   Butterfly
  68.   Ten Years
  69.   You Can Have Charleston
  70.   Half Full Dixie Cup
  71.   Baby I'm Right
  72.   The Craziest Thing
  73.   Exodus
  74.   Possibilities
  75.   Need You More
  76.   Low Country
  77.   Things I'd Never Do
  78.   Sometimes I Wonder by Jill Scott
  79.   I Hope They Get To Me In Time
  80.   Sleeping in My Bed by Snoop Dogg
  81.   One More Night
  82.   While I Still Got The Time
  83.   It's All Right to Cry
  84.   I'm Glad You're Mine
  85.   It's a Fish Thang
  86.   Long Gone
  87.   10 Years
  88.   Sexy Lover
  89.   When's the Last Time
  90.   Drinkin' And Dialin'