Our History Spotlight:Darius Rucker

In 2009, Darius Rucker became the first black country music singer to win New Artist of the Year Award. 2009 was a big year for Darius Rucker going from adult contemporary singer to country artist. If you’ve  hip on Hootie , you’ve seen the incredible music Darius has put in thae past two years. His first album “Learn to Live” is critically acclaimed. In accepting his awatd, Darius told the audience:

“First of all, to the fans, thank y’all for accepting me. And I think most importantly, to country radio, you took a chance on a pop singer from Charleston, S.C. Thank you so much for that!”


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