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Darius Rucker Introduction
Darius Carlos Rucker professionally known as Darius Rucker is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Darius Rucker became a known face in the music industry in the year 1986 when he joined the rock band ‘Hootie & The Blowfish’.
He is known to be a prominent vocalist and has chartered the Billboard numerous times.
Darius Rucker Net Worth & Salary
Darius Rucker’s net worth is $12 million.
He remains the richest in his band until now, he has acquired his massive wealth mostly through his band songs, cameos, country music and solo songs
Darius Rucker Age, Early Life & Biography
Darius Rucker is 56 years old.
Darius was born on May 13, 1996, to Carolyn, he 5 siblings including three sisters and two brothers.
Darius was raised in Charleston, South Carolina by his single mother who worked as a nurse at the Medical University Of South Carolina.
Darius recalls his childhood days being very fond yet dreading as he along with his cousins, siblings, mother, and grandma used to live in a three-room house with 14 people altogether.
He was raised in a typical African-American family with a lot of African ethnicities, they used to go to churches every Sunday.
Rucker had a rough childhood, when his mother died in 1992 due to a heart attack, he released his grief in his songs ‘I’m Goin’ Home’ and ‘Not even the trees’, he released a song ‘Where Were You’ which indicated Darius’s rage, strained and absent relationship with his father.
School never troubled Darius and music, and singing was always in his heart, even though Darius’s family was economically poor, he never sacrificed his dreams.
Darius completed high school at Middleton High School and graduated from the University of South Carolina, during his university he met his fellow future band member Mark Bryan and started off his band.
|Birth Date:||May 13, 1996|
|Birth Place:||Charleston, South Carolina|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Beth Leonard|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Daniella and Carolyn (Daughter), Jack (son)|
|Profession:||American singer, songwriter and guitarist|
|Yearly Income:||$330 thousand|
|Net Worth in 2022||$12 million|
|Content Last Updated:||November 2022|
Darius Rucker Personal Life
Darius Rucker is married to Beth Leonard, they were married for 20 years and in the year 2020 they separated and called this a Conscious decoupling.
They have 2 kids, Daniella and Jack.
In 1995, Darius and his girlfriend Elizabeth Ann Phillips had their firstborn, Carolyn Pearl Phillips.
Darius now has a happy family of six including two daughters, Carolyn and Daniella, and Jack and his wife.
Darius is very much involved in philanthropy, he has a social service foundation, Hootie & The Blowfish foundation, which raises money for public welfare and funding the public education system in South Carolina, they’ve successfully raised $4.5 million.
He has also funded the hospital where his mother used to work as a nurse for over 30 years, he has helped raise millions of dollars for building the new hospital.
Darius Rucker Career
Darius Rucker is one of the most on-fleek and humble singers and songwriters in the music industry.
He has devoted 36 years of his life the pop music and singing.
Darius started his career in 1986, he formed a band ‘Hootie $ the Blowfish which in the present day is known to be one of the most successful bands.
He and Mark Bryan formed the band while they were at the University Of South Carolina, as Darius says it was Bryan who made him an actual singer out of a bathroom singer.
Later in 1989, this already-started band was joined by Dean Felber and Jean Sonfled.
They’ve recorded numerous hits such as ‘Musical Chairs’, ‘Fairweather Johnson’, ‘Scattered, Smothered & Covered’ etc, these were some songs that charted the Billboard Hot 100 six times! one of all time Darius’s signature contributions to the band is his baritone voice.
Hootie & Blowfish after 9 years gained infinite attention, In 1995 Darius as the front and lead singer began signing other contracts and officially gave a name to their fans and that was “Hootie”.
Due to his immense popularity and explicit voice tone, he was asked to sing the national anthem at World Series, and sang a cameo at the hit sitcom ‘Friends’, later he joined Nanci Griffith on her album Gulf Coat Highway’ and on the album ‘Blue’.
Darius continued to sing a country song and his band stopped producing music in 2009 to which he said “when we don’t know but we’ll come back surely”, after 10 years, in 2019 the band released an album again.
Darius Rucker Awards & Achievements
Darius Rucker is a notable singer with
huge achievements and awards in his hands.
He is a two times Grammy Awardee for his songs ‘Wagon Wheel’ and ‘Let her cry’.
In 2009, he won the Country Music Association Award, Academy Of Country Music Award, and American Music Award.
In 2011 he won the CMT Music Awards, and later on, he again won the Academy Of Country Music Awards and CMT Music Awards.
Darius Rucker Major Investments and Assets
No major investments are done nor any assets are reportedly owned by Darius Rucker
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