Talk about your "second act." Before becoming a country music superstar, Darius Rucker fronted the popular rock band Hootie & The Blowfish. The group was one of America's biggest music acts in the late 1990s. Their 1994 debut, Cracked Rear View, did fairly well at the cash register. It's only the 16th bestselling album ever in the United States. In 2002, Rucker tried his hand at R&B but the Charleston-native hit a sour note. Then in 2008, Rucker released a country album called Learn to Live. Produced by Frank Rogers, the LP has been certified Platinum and produced a bevy of chart toppers: "Alright," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," and "It Won't Be Like This for Long."
Rucker became the first African American to have a number one country song since 1983 when the honor went to Charley Pride. His sophomore effort, Charleston, SC 1966, dropped in 2010. The album featured two songs that would eventually go number one, "Come Back Song" and "This." He may have changed genres but Rucker's charismatic stage persona and haunting vocals have never wavered. So whether he's singing rock or country, having Darius Rucker tickets means you're in for a night of great live music.