Darius Rucker's career path veered first into pop as the lead singer for the successful Hootie & the Blowfish. The Grammy-winning group's 1994 debut, Cracked Rear View, is one of the best-selling albums in history, surpassing the 16 million album mark. In 2009, Rucker signed to Capitol Records Nashville to begin his career in country music.
His first solo album, Learn to Live, was steeped in the country traditions and had his successful first single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It." In 2009, he became the first African American to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association and only the second African American to win any award from the association. His second album, Charleston, SC 1966, was released in October 2010 and includes number- one singles "Come Back Song" and "This."
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