- 11:56 AM, Feb 17
Darius Rucker is an African American singer and songwriter, who was born on May 13, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina. Graduated from Charleston's Middleton High School, Darius attended the University of South Carolina and there he shared the dorm with fellow musicians Mark Bryan, Jim Sonefeld, and Dean Felber.
In late 1989, Darius was asked by the threesome to join them as a lead singer in a soft rock/pop band, Hootie & The Blowfish. Together, they reached the top of success with their hit singles, including "Hold My Hand" and "Only Wanna Be With You". However, eight years later, Darius announced that the band would take a break from recording and the road.