Darius Rucker is known as an American singer. He is most famous for being the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish.

Background and Age

Darius Carlos Rucker was born on May 13, 1966, in Charleston, SC. He and his five kin were raised by their single parent, Carolyn. Darius Rucker's passion and energy for music were obvious since early on in his childhood.

Career and Net Worth

Darius Rucker achieved universal accomplishment as the frontman of the '90s pop-musical crew Hootie and the Blowfish. The band was able to achieve multi-Platinum status in the music business. Their most popular song was called "Only Wanna Be with You" and was broadcasted frequently on radio and TV.

In 2008, Rucker made his country music debut with Learn to Live. Since re-acquainting himself with the world as a country music artist, he has released four back to back album collections to head the Billboard Country albums chart and earned an entirely different army of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY award for Best Solo Country Performance for his 4 time Platinum selling a cover version of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel," off his collection, True Believers.

Rucker's initial two-country album collections, 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 music collection, featured his seventh No. 1 single "Homegrown Honey," co-composed by Rucker, label mate Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman.

Marriage, Wife, and Kids

Darius was married to Beth Leonard for twenty years. The couple met in 1998 and got married two years later in the year 2000. Rucker and Leonard are guardians to their daughter Daniella and their son Jack. Darius also has an older daughter, Carolyn from a past relationship.

In July 2020, it was reported that Darius Rucker and his significant other of 20 years, Beth Leonard, are throwing in the towel and ending their marriage. The former Hootie and the Blowfish lead singer posted the news on Instagram. It was a photograph of himself and Leonard at the 51st yearly CMA Awards in 2017. The caption of the photo read, "Beth and I would like to share that after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncoupled. We remain close friends and parenting partners and continue to be each other’s biggest cheerleaders."

Last Modified: Jul 18, 2020

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