Darius Rucker Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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There’s a new star in town – or at least on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.    

Darius Rucker is the latest in a long line of celebrities to have their name permanently placed along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He received the 2,766th star on Monday, December 4th. Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame stated

“The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to honor the very talented Darius Rucker. I think he will be happy to know that his mentor and friend Charley Pride’s star is a few feet away from his star.” 

At the dedication ceremony, Rucker shared that he never dreamed that this would happen to him and expressed his gratitude: 

“The people I want to thank the most and the people I want to really give my heart to are those people that go out and they buy your record or they go out and they stream your record and they pay these outlandish fees from Ticketmaster to see you play,” he continued. “They spend their hard-earned money and they want to see you. That is, what it’s all about.”


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“I can’t thank you enough and I still can’t believe I have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

A look back at Darius Rucker’s life and career.      

Darius Rucker was born on May 13, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina. He rose to fame in the ’90s as the leader singer of the Grammy-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish. The band released five studio albums with Rucker as a member and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

Rucker had a brief stint as a solo R&B artist, releasing one album in 2002. In 2008, he signed to Capitol Nashville and released his second solo album, but this time as a country singer. Rucker’s first country single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” hit number one on Hot Country Songs chart, making it the first song by a Black artist to do so since Charley Pride in 1983. 

Since then, Darius Rucker has released six additional albums, won three Grammy Awards, two CMA Awards, and one ACM Award. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2012. 

Congratulations, Darius! 

Watch Darius Rucker’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony below!