When Darius Rucker found out he had a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he needed someone to hold his hand.
After leading Hootie & the Blowfish for more than 30 years and finding success in the country music industry, Rucker exclusively told FOX News Digital that he doesn’t feel like he’s truly reached the pinnacle of his career. Ta.
“I think what keeps me working so hard is that I always feel like I’m not doing enough,” he said.
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Rucker admitted he was in a state of shock upon hearing his name would be cemented next to the entertainment industry icon.
The “Wagon Wheel” singer recalled learning through social media that she had won the top honor.
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“I found out about it on Twitter and was surprised,” he said. “I actually called my manager and I was like, ‘Is this real?'” “I thought I was looking at the site to see if it was The Onion. It was pretty cool. It was.”
Although he has been singing and recording music for most of his life, there was one key moment that convinced him he had reached a level of success.
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Rucker realized he had truly succeeded as an artist when he was asked to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
“At that point, I was like, ‘This is really working. This is happening. People are getting it.’ That was pretty cool,” Rucker recalled.
He will soon reach another milestone as Hootie & the Blowfish reunite for the 30th anniversary tour of their hugely successful album Cracked Rear View.
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The South Carolina band’s debut catalog, which included songs like “Only Wanna Be With You,” “Hold My Hand,” and “Let Her Cry,” was released in July 1994 and has been certified platinum over 21 times. I am receiving it.
“Because this year is the 30th anniversary of ‘Cracked Rear View,’ and that record is so important,” Rucker said, boasting about one of the “top 10 best-selling studio records of all time.”
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“Then, I think we should go out for the 30th anniversary.”
Hootie & the Blowfish released four more studio albums before going on hiatus in 2008, leaving Rucker to pursue a completely different genre: country music.
Rucker hasn’t stopped recording as a solo artist either. He recently released his eighth solo album, Carolyn’s Boy, which is dedicated to his late mother, who passed away in 1992, when Hootie was on the rise.
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“She’s been my biggest cheerleader and my biggest supporter. Our faith is something we’re taught at a young age and it’s always within us. So she means everything to me. ”
He added, “I finally got the right record. It’s the record I wanted to dedicate to her. We had a lot of fun. I love this record.”