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Make no mistake, Darius Rucker is a real country singer. Even though Darius first became a household name when he fronted the award-winning 1990’s band Hootie and the Blowfish, country music is his home.

Rucker came to Nashville to pursue country music 2008 and scored his first country number one in the same year with “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.”

Darius lived a dream come true in in 2012 when he became a member of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. He plays the Opry whenever he can and did so along with Luke Bryan in 2020 during the pandemic with no audience.

He won his first Grammy as a country artist in 2013 for his smash hit “Wagon Wheel,” a song he heard at one of his daughters dance recitals.