Darius Rucker Bio and Key Facts

darius rucker facts

photo: Darius Rucker Facebook

Any serious Darius Rucker fan should know these following facts. Brush up on your knowledge and learn some interesting tidbits about this popular artist...

You may think you know Darius Rucker, but do you really?

Darius Rucker Bio

Darius Rucker first gained multi-Platinum status in the music industry in the rock genre as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of GRAMMY award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. He then re-introduced himself to the world as a country artist where he released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart.  In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his 4x Platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” off his album, True Believers.

Rucker’s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Southern Style, his fourth studio country album, features his seventh No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey,” co-written by Rucker’s label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman. When Was The Last Time (his 5th studio album) and the first single, “If I Told You,” has already gone on to become Rucker’s eighth # 1 hit on country radio.

Watch the interview and see Darius Rucker facts below.

Darius Rucker Interview

Any self-respecting fan of this artist should know the following facts:

Darius Rucker Facts

  1.  Darius Carlos Rucker was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina.
  2.  He was raised by his single mother, Carolyn, who was a nurse at Medical University of South Carolina.
  3.  Rucker has three sisters and two brothers.
  4. Darius Rucker is married to Beth Leonard
  5.  His absentee father was in a gospel band called The Rolling Stones.  (Not to be confused with the British band.)
  6.  His professional career spans across three genres of music – Rock, R&B, and Country.
  7.  The group name Hootie and the Blowfish is the combination of the nicknames of his college friends.
  8.  Before becoming famous, Rucker lived in the basement of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house at the University of South Carolina.
  9.  Frank Sinatra invited him to sing at his 80th birthday. Rucker sang “The Lady is a Tramp” during the event.
  10.  Rucker made his Grand Ole Opry debut in July 2008.
  11.  His single “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” hit number one in September 2008.  This made him the first solo, African-American country artist to make a number one hit since Charley Pride’s “Night Games” in 1983.
  12. In October, 2012, Rucker was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.  It became official on October 16, 2012.
  13. He has watched the movie “Stir Crazy,” starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, over 100 times.
  14. Rucker starred in an episode of “Celebrity Undercover Boss: Darius Rucker” disguising himself as a 62 year old music teacher who ran an open mic night and worked as a roadie.
  15. Darius Rucker Net Worth – Darius Rucker’s net worth is reportedly around $14M.
  16. The Darius Rucker family includes three children
  17. Darius Rucker Age (How old is Darius Rucher) – Darius Rucker is 53 years old (his birthday is May 13, 1966).
  18. Darius Rucker height – Darius is 5’10’ tall.
  19. Darius released seven studio albums in his solo career.
  20. Darius Rucker Hits – He has eight #1 singles including:   “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”, “It Won’t Be Like This for Long”, “Alright”, “Come Back Song”, “This”, “Wagon Wheel”, “If I Told You”, and “For the First Time”.

Enjoy watching the country music star’s “For The First Time” music video and check out the lyrics to this tune below!

Darius Rucker For the First Time Music Video

“For The First Time” Lyrics 

You say you never danced to a dashboard singin’ R.E.M. under summer stars
Never leaned back on a jet black Chevy, blowing smoke rings in the dark
You don’t want to be a rumor, girl, and I feel just the same
Yeah, I know that you don’t know me well but we can make that change
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Yeah, let yourself go, follow that feeling
Maybe something new is what you’re needing
Like a real life, let your hair down, feel alive
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Say you never drank from the bottle of some two dollar wine, run barefoot through the mud
Never had the right kiss stolen from your lips, while you watched the sun come up
Well, I know your friends are watching and they probably disapprove
But give me just half a chance, girl, I’m daring you
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Yeah, let yourself go, baby, follow that feeling
Maybe something new is what you’re needing
Like a real life, let your hair down, feel alive
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Now the way you’re looking says you’re living
I hope I ain’t reading wrong
‘Cause the way you’re shining, I think you’re thinking
It’s been way too long
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Yeah yeah, let yourself go, come on follow that feeling
Maybe something new is what you’re needing
Like a real life, let your hair down, feel alive, alive
When was the last time oh you did something for the first time, girl?
Come on, baby
When was the last time, yeah, you did something for the first time?

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about one of your favorite country artists.  Be sure to share this with other Darius Rucker fans!

Related article:  Meet Darius Rucker’s Wife (Beth Leonard)

View Comments (0)

Around The Web

Loading...
Loading...