Darius Rucker arrested in Tennessee for drug offense

Country star Darius Rucker has been arrested in Tennessee on a minor drug offense, FOX News Digital has learned.

The 57-year-old singer was taken into custody Thursday in Williamson County, Tennessee, according to a spokesperson for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

Rucker was arrested on two counts of simple possession/casual exchange of a controlled substance and one count of violating state vehicle registration law.

Darius Rucker was booked into the Williamson County Jail on February 1st. (Williamson County Sheriff’s Office)

He was taken into custody at the Williamson County Jail around 1 p.m. and released about an hour later on $10,500 bond.

Darius Rucker admits he felt like a ‘failure’ after divorce

Rucker’s attorney, Mark Puryear, released a statement to Fox News Digital after his client’s arrest.

“Darius Rucker is fully cooperating with authorities regarding the misdemeanor charges,” Puryear said.

Darius Rucker smiles in a black suit at the CMT Music Awards in Austin

Darius Rucker was charged with two counts of simple possession/casual exchange of a controlled substance and one count of violating state vehicle registration law. (Jason Kempin)

In December, Rucker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Grammy Award-winning country star has also released his own work. 8th solo album, “Carolyn’s Boy”, 2023. This record is a tribute to his late mother.

After leading Hootie & the Blowfish for more than 30 years and building a successful career in the country music industry, Rucker told FOX News Digital at the time that he didn’t feel like he had truly reached the pinnacle of his career.

“I think what keeps me working so hard is that I always feel like I’m not doing enough,” he said.

Rucker also revealed to People magazine last year that his two youngest children are interested in following in his footsteps, even though he joked he wanted them to become doctors or lawyers.

Darius Rucker on stage with guitar

Darius Rucker has had a successful music career, releasing his eighth solo album, Carolyn’s Boy, last year. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

The singer and his ex-wife have two children, Daniella and Jack, and Rucker has a daughter, Carolyn, from a previous relationship.

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He said that despite his success and fame, they still see him as a typical father.

Beth Leonard, Daniella Rucker, Darius Rucker and Jack Rucker pose together

Darius Rucker and Beth Leonard have two children, Daniela and Jack Rucker. (Fraser Harrison/Getty Images)

“They really don’t care what I do for a living at all. There’s nothing special about me. I’m their father,” he told the outlet. “They love my music and think it’s cool. But they’re still at the show and I get off the back of the bus and they’re like, ‘Dad, why don’t you wear that?’ ?’ They love to let me know I’m a fool, and I love it. ”


Darius Rucker and Beth Leonard

Darius Rucker admitted he “felt like a failure” after splitting from his wife of more than 20 years, Beth Leonard. They broke up in 2020. (Taylor Hill/Film Magic)

During the interview, Rucker opened up about his separation from Beth Leonard, his wife of 20 years.

“That hurts and makes me feel like a failure,” Rucker told People magazine about their breakup. “But we’re still a family. A piece of paper isn’t going to change that.”

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Rucker said the two are “not officially divorced yet.”

“We’re still family, and it’s all because Beth is amazing,” he said. “She knows it’s what’s best for the kids and she’s a great human being.”