A Dozen Interesting Darius Rucker Facts…

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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? Any self-respecting fan of this artist should know the following 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.  His absentee father was in a gospel band called The Rolling Stones.  (Not to be confused with the British band.)
  5.  His professional career spans across three genres of music – Rock, R&B, and Country.
  6.  The group name Hootie and the Blowfish is the combination of the nicknames of his college friends.
  7.  Before becoming famous, Rucker lived in the basement of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house at the University of South Carolina.
  8.  Frank Sinatra invited him to sing at his 80th birthday. Rucker sang “The Lady is a Tramp” during the event.
  9.  Rucker made his Grand Ole Opry debut in July 2008.
  10.  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.
  11. In October, 2012, Rucker was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.  It became official on October 16, 2012.
  12. He has watched the movie “Stir Crazy,” starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, over 100 times.
  13. [Bonus Fact] 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.

Concert Dates

Catch Darius Rucker on stage in 2018…

January 8 – AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! –  Atlanta, GA

January 22 – Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots’ Million Dollar Show – Nashville, TN

March 15 – 18 – CMC Rocks QLD 2018 – Willowbank, Ipswich, QLD

March 19 – Forum Theatre – Melbourne, AU

March 21 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, AU

March 25 – Runaway Country Music Fest – Kissimmee, FL

Enjoy watching the country music star’s “For The First Time” music video below!

“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!

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