Darius Rucker (born May 1, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina) is an American musician. He is known mainly for his role as the the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, of which he has been a member since the band's inception in 1989.
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. A second album, Learn to Live, followed in 2008 on Capitol Records Nashville. This latter album also produced his first solo chart single in "Don't Think I Don't Think About It", which was released to country radio in mid-2008 and became the first solo Number One country hit by an African American artist since Ray Charles' duet with Willie Nelson, "Seven Spanish Angels," in 1985.