Darius Rucker has experienced success, both as part of a band and on his own with a solo music career. Over a career that has spanned decades, the singer not only reached fans in the pop genres, but expanded his work to country music. The genre embraced him and he has become a mainstay at special events and concerts for the most popular artists.
The singer became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and he revealed in an interview with The Greenville News that the honor went deeper than just music. “Coming into country music as an African-American, I didn’t expect much, and I was just really glad that somebody was letting me make a record,” Rucker told the outlet of his early work with the genre. “So when I came and started having hits and everything, you’re like, ‘Wow, what’s happening?’ … I guess when I got the Opry induction was that moment where I really realized it was a real success,” he added.
Rucker’s Concerts Have Been a Favorite With Fans and Music Critics
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Solo shows for Rucker have been met with positive reviews. Bryan Joe Corder wrote of a 2018 date, “It would seem fitting that it was the 10 year anniversary to the day that Darius would shed the “Hootie” name and become a Nashville country sensation, and we were glad to be there to help him celebrate the uber success he has had all along the way.” Morning Call’s John J. Moser wrote of another performance, “It helped that Rucker has such good material, and he tapped it well, playing every one of his six No. 1 country hits and the highest-charting ones beyond them. Even he was dancing to the fun “Radio” and the infectious “Alright” and “Come Back Song,” with more sweet mandolin, was a fun audience sing-along.”
Darius Rucker 2020 Tour Dates
February 16th, 2020 2020 DAYTONA 500 Daytona, Florida
March 13th, 2020 C2C MUSIC FESTIVAL Dublin, Ireland
March 14th, 2020 C2C MUSIC FESTIVAL London, UK
March 15th, 2020 C2C MUSIC FESTIVAL Glasgow, UK
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