Darius Rucker is a singer and songwriter who lives in America and is quite popular in the American Music industry. He was not much popular until he started singing and playing guitar for the rock band; Hootie and the Blowfish. Darius founded this band in the year 1986 when he was at the University of South Carolina. He founded the group along with Mark Bryan and Dean Felber. They have released around five albums, and out of them, over six tracks were named in the Top 40 hits of Billboard. Darius also wrote most of the songs along with the other members of the group.
He launched his first solo album in 2002 under the Hidden beach recording, but it didn’t perform well and couldn’t get on to the Billboard chartings. After six years, he was signed up by US-based label; Capitol Nashville and also released an album with the title ‘Learn to Live.’ Its first track made Darius the first black artist to reach the top of Hot Country Songs charts.
If we talk about the early life of Darius Rucker, he was born on May 13, 1996, in Charleston, South Carolina. His generations lived in the same place, and he is also living there with his wife and children. His mother was a single parent and worked as a nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has two brothers and three sisters. His father was not around him while he was growing up, and he only gets to meet him on Sundays. His family not financially stable, and they used to go to church every Sunday. Their family of over 18 members used to live in a three-bedroom house.
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In 1986, he met Jim Sonefeld, Mark Bryan, and Dean Felber, and with them, he started planning for his music career. In the same year, he formed the band; Hootie and the Blowfish with Felber and Brian. Rucker was the frontman in his band, and they played in the college circuit for numerous years. He started his solo career in 2001 when he created his first solo album, The Return of Mongo Slade.Unfortunately, it was never released because of some changes in the contract.
He tasted success with his second album, ‘Learn to Live’ as several tracks of the album charted on the billboard hot country songs. His single tracks were also named in the Billboard Hot 100.
Rucker and his wife Beth Leonard got married in 2000 when he already had a child from his previous girlfriend, Elizabeth Philips. Rucker has created several songs by getting inspired by his life events, such as his mother’s death, bad relations with his father. Tiger Wood is one of Rucker’s best friends, and he first met him in a bar.
Rucker had an amazing career, which made him earn a lot of money. Darius Rucker Net worth is a whopping $12 million. All thanks to his successful music career and the love he received from people all over the world.