Darius Carlos Rucker is an American singer and songwriter. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, and Dean Felber. The band released five studio albums with him as a member and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote most of the songs with the other members.
Country singer Darius Rucker was surprised to learn that his song "Wagon Wheel" is now among the top five most popular country songs ever. The Recording Industry Association of America says Rucker's.. USATODAY.com - Published