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Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker first attained multi-platinum status as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish. 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. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, his musical life has had a truly remarkable second act. In 2008, he released Learn to Live; the album’s first single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” made him the first African American with a Number One country song since Charley Pride in 1983. It was followed by two more singles that topped the chart — “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Alright”—and earned him the New Artist award from the Country Music Association. His 2010 follow-up, Charleston, SC 1966, included two more number ones, while album True Believers contained another four hit singles.

2017 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon

June 02, 2017

  The Legends Luncheon celebrates music, specifically the impact that African Americans have made on American musical culture. This concept...

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June 12, 2017

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