Song: Have A Good Time
Artist: Darius Rucker
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Darius Rucker, born on May 13, 1966, (the same day as Ben!) in Charleston, South Carolina, is a multifaceted musician known for his remarkable journey across different genres. He initially gained fame as the frontman of the popular rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, achieving widespread recognition in the 1990s with hits like “Hold My Hand” and “Only Wanna Be with You.” In a bold and inspiring move, Rucker transitioned to country music, where he found renewed success as a solo artist.
You also might recognize his chart-topping singles “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” and “Wagon Wheel,” which showcased his blend of rock, pop, and country influences, Darius Rucker has solidified his place as a celebrated figure in the music industry, having earned critical acclaim and several awards for his contributions to multiple genres.
His newest single, Have A Good time, which debuted a few days ago, will be part of his upcoming album, Carolyn’s Boy. The album is named after his mom, who raised him and his siblings as a single mother. Speaking about the album, Darius said “I wanted to name the record Carolyn’s Boy because Mom never got to see any of my success. She died before any of this happened, so it’s just another homage to the greatest woman I’ve ever known.”