Darius Carlos Rucker is an American based singer and a songwriter. He founded his rock band ‘Hootie and the Blowfish.’ Rucker, Mark Bryan, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, and Dean Felber founded the band at the University of South Carolina in 1986. Rucker has co-written the hit songs for the band and has been listed on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2002, a solo album was released by him on Hidden Beach Recordings.
Later that year, he released his new album, ‘Learn to Live’ for Capitol Nashville. In his first song “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” was a super hit and got the number one spot on the Hot Country Songs charts. In 2009 he was honored with the New Artist Award by the Country Music Association and become the second black man to be honored with that award. Here is a quick summary of Darius Rucker’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Darius Rucker Early Life-
Darius Rucker was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in the US on May 13, 1966. He, along with his two brothers and three sisters, was raised by his single mother, Carolyn alone who was professionally a nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina. His father used to work in The Rolling Stones band and left the family lives alone. He would come to see them on Sundays in a church. Even though he was raised in poverty, he had a happy childhood. He is currently living with his lovely wife and three children in Charleston.
Darius Rucker Career-
Darius Rucker had always aspired to be a singer. In 1986, he founded his own rock band ‘Hootie & the Blowfish’ along with his college friends. They met at the very beginning of the college and released a few cassettes right away. In 1993, they were signed to Atlanta Records and released their debut EP ‘Kootchypop.’
In 1994, they came up with their debut album ‘Cracked Rear View’ which is a super hit till date and became the highest selling album of that year. It was listed on the number one spot on the Billboard 200 and various other charts. The band was on his way to success and later won a Grammy Award for the best debut artist, and they won another Grammy Award for ‘Let Her Cry.’
Awards & Achievement-
Rucker has been honored with lots of awards throughout his music career. He has been honored with the Grammy Awards twice. In 2009, he won Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards. In 2011 he won the CMT Music Awards.
In 2012 he was the winner of Academy of Country Music Awards for the single record of the year and the song of the year. In 2016 and 2017 he was the winner of CMT Music Awards for Video of the Year and Performance of the Year.
Net worth of Darius Rucker-
Darius Rucker has an amazing music career. He has been winning several awards and hence has earned a great value for his name. Darius Rucker has an amazing net worth of $14 million. He is being paid tremendously for his work and has excelled his work. Apart from money he has a worldwide fan following.
He was born to an economically challenged family in Charleston, South Carolina. He was raised by his single mother. Despite he says that he had a happy childhood. He founded his band and had a very successful music career. His work has been exceptionally well and topped various charts by his masterpiece. He has a massive stardom as well.