Darius Rucker

Inside Biography

Darius Rucker is an American singer and songwriter who is very popular as the vocalist of the Hootie & the Blowfish rock band. He is the founder of the Grammy Award-winning American rock band named Hootie and the Blowfish. He earned massive popularity as the band's lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist.

Early Life And Education of Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker was born on May 13, 1966, in Charleston, South Carolina, the U.S. He holds an American nationality belonging to the African American ethnicity.

Rucker grew up in a family with a poor economic background.  His father has never been around, as he only saw his father before church on Sundays.  His father was in a gospel band called The Rolling Stones.

His mother, Carolyn Rucker, raised Rucker along with his three sisters and two brothers. His family member includes his mother, her two sisters, his grandmother, and 14 children were all living in a three-bedroom house. The family attended church every Sunday.

Rucker has been fond of singing since his childhood. His sister, L'Corine Rucker, recalled that singing was always his dream.

Darius Rucker's Professional Career

Rucker began his career as the lead singer of the band named Hootie and the Blowfish. The band was formed in 1986. Later, he met fellow band members Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, and Dean Felber while attending the University of Carolina.

The band recorded six studio albums: Cracked Rear View, Fairweather Johnson, Musical Chairs, Scattered, Smothered & Covered, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Looking for Lucky.

Rucker made his solo R&B album, The Return of Mongo Slade, for Atlantic Records. The label did not release the album because of contractual changes.

Later, Hidden Beach Recordings, an independent label, acquired the masters from Atlantic and released the album Back to Then in July 2002. He appeared on a pop-star edition of the quiz show named Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in July 2001.

Rucker has also portrayed a singing cowboy in a television commercial for the fast-food company Burger King. He recently released his new song If I Told You. 

 Is Darius Rucker Rich?

Darius Rucker has a successful music career. He has won several awards and earned great value for his name. He has an estimated net worth of $14 million, according to celebrity and richest net worth.

Rucker is being paid tremendously for his work and has excelled at work. Apart from the money, he has a worldwide fan following. Rucker stands at an incredible height of 1.7 meters (5 feet 6 inches).

Darius Rucker's Personal Life and Affairs

Rucker has reached the age of 56 now.  He is a married man and has three children. He is an avid fan of South Carolina Gamec* * ks, the Miami Dolphins, and the Cincinnati Reds.  He cites his favorite movie as Stir Crazy, which he has seen over 100 times. He is a good friend of Tiger Woods.

Rucker's mother died of a heart attack in November 1992. His grief inspired two Hootie & the Blowfish songs: "I'm Goin' Home" and "Not Even the Trees.

Rucker married his girlfriend, Beth Leonard, in 2000, after having an affair for several years. There is no sign of divorce between them, as they live happily married lives. His wife gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Carolyn Pearl Phillips, on April 21, 1995.

The couple welcomed their second child, a daughter named Daniella Rose, on May 16, 2001. She gave birth to her son, Jack, in 2005. He currently resides in South Carolina with his beautiful wife and children.

Darius Rucker's Age, Body Measurements, and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2023, Darius Rucker is 56 years old.
  • Birth Name: Darius Carlos Rucker
  • Birth Sign: Taurus
  • Height: He has a height of 5 feet 8 inches(1.75m).
  • Weight: His body weight is around 75kg (i.e., 165 Ibs). 
  • Eyes Color: His eyes are brown in color.
  • Shoe Size: 10(US)

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by ab-niranjan, 22 May, 2017

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