Top Ten Reasons Darius Rucker is Awesome

August 26, 2015

By Mark A. Leon

By Mark A. Leon

Tonight is a big night in Charleston with the free Darius Rucker show at the Windjammer.  It took only fifteen short minutes for the lucky fans latch on their wristband and be part of this live recorded concert event.  We wanted to say thank you for this kind gesture from one of our own sons by giving you our top ten reasons why Darius Rucker is Awesome!!!

Why we love Darius Rucker:

  • He does his own grocery shopping – That is a true down to Earth Southern gentleman and hard working man.
  • The Dolphins finally stopped making him cry after the miserable 1 – 15 season.
  • He successfully took a great pop career with the Blowfish and crossed over to become an incredibly successful country artist.
  • His devotion to charity and causes is a symbol of his incredible generosity (Watch this video and I dare you not to cry).

  • He managed to make it mandatory for every local live performer to include a version of Wagon Wheel in their set list.
  • He is claustrophobic.  Yes, the man that plays in front of thousands nightly has claustrophia.
  • He does some of the most amazing duets in the world

  • In 2009, Darius become the first African American artist to win the CMA Best New Artist Award
  • Darius Rucker has three wonderful children that find most of what his does uncool, but one of their favorite things is when he drops them off at school on his tour bus.  If he is heading out on a road tour, he will plan the departure during the time he drops off his children and they love it.
  • He reads comic books, wants to meet Denzel Washington and Paul McCartney and owns and wears Kiss pajamas.

A BIG #11

  • He does free concerts for his family and friends in Charleston.

There are so many more and for these and other reasons we will keep singing Hold My Hand, Time and Come Back Home

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Hootie Fans August 26, 2015 at 10:49 pm

He is so awesome, love him and Hootie & The Blowfish so much I started a Fan Twitter @HootieFans and a Facebook! Such a talented and generous man! The whole Hootie band is awesome, those guys are sweethearts! Nice article, thank you!


Debi Bailey August 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Have loved Darius Rucker from day one with Hootie and the Blowfish (along with the rest of the band) and have everything he has ever put out there…he IS a true southern gentleman and I admire him for his devotion to his family and fans. He not only crosses genres with his music but also has fans from all generations…my granddaughters love him also. There are so many musicians out there who could and should take a page from this man’s book!!!


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