Two-time GRAMMY award winner Darius Rucker has again topped the charts with the release of his sophomore country album, Charleston, SC 1966, on Capitol Records Nashville. Since it’s October 2010 release, Charleston, SC 1966 has garnered two #1 hits with “Come Back Song” and “This”—marking his fifth summit to the top of the Country Singles Chart. The third single release, “I Got Nothin’,” is on country radio now and working its way up the charts. USA Today raved, "Rucker has made a fine-sounding country album, full of singable choruses, bittersweet fiddle and steel, and guitars with bottomless twang," and Rolling Stone said, “On his Nashville debut, Rucker's rich baritone, sentimental ballads and bright hooks made him the most successful African-American country singer since Charley Pride. Rucker amps up that formula on album number two." The debut in referral is his chart-topping 2008 release, Learn to Live – an album that produced three consecutive No. 1 singles—“Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” and “Alright” – along with Top 5 smash, “History In The Making.”
In addition to country music, Rucker offers much of his time to charitable efforts benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, and many others. Thus far, 2011 has hosted the 2nd Annual Darius & Friends concert (taking place the week of CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN), which raised over $50,000 for St. Jude, and the 17th Annual Monday After the Masters Celebrity Golf Tournament and concert (held at Dye Resorts in Myrtle Beach, SC), which took in nearly $300,000 for the HBF Foundation. This August will mark the 9th Annual Hootie Homegrown show benefitting public education in South Carolina – to date has been able to donate over 150 buses full of school supplies through the generosity of the HBF fans.