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It's a voice that needs no introduction. Darius Rucker's soulful, rich baritone instantly resonates as a comforting companion in this journey we call life.
On Learn To Live, his first project for Capitol Records Nashville, Rucker has created a work that is steeped in the country traditions of meaningful lyrics and resonant melodies, yet sounds completely modern.
Rucker's career path veered first into pop as the lead singer/co-writer for the wildly successful Hootie & the Blowfish. The Grammy®-winning group's 1994 debut, Cracked Rear View, is one of the best-selling albums in history, surpassing the 16 million album mark.
For Rucker, the welcome mat that country radio has laid out for him has been extraordinarily gratifying.
While Hootie & the Blowfish are an ongoing project, Rucker's solo career is taking center stage for the foreseeable future. If he needed validation of his home in country music, Rucker received it at the 2009 Country Music Association Awards where he was named Top New Artist. "We're taking a long time off," he says. "It's not, 'make one record and go back to Hootie,'" Rucker says. "I'm making country music."
Charleston, SC 1966