Darius Rucker is known for his role as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, of which he has been a member since the band’s inception in 1986 and his work as a solo artist.
Along with his work in Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker has recorded two solo albums. The first, Back to Then, was released in 2002 on Hidden Beach Recordings. An album of country music entitled Learn to Live followed in 2008 on Capitol Records Nashville. Its first three singles — “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”, “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” and “Alright” — have all reached Number One on the U.S. country singles charts. With these singles, Rucker has become the first black artist to top the country charts since Charley Pride did in 1983; “Alright” also made him the first country singer since Wynonna Judd to have their first three singles all reach Number One.