Darius Rucker’s fame is well known across South Carolina, Nashville and all of the United States.
What might not be considered common knowledge is the Grammy Award-winning singer and University of South Carolina alum is considerably popular across the pond and around the world.
Rucker was one of many musicians to share his condolences after the recent terrorist attack on a concert in Manchester, England, tweeting “My heart and prayers go out to everyone in Manchester. I love that city.”
It appears he’s just as highly regarded in Great Britain. Rucker will be featured in a BBC program, “USA Through Music.”
Rucker was interviewed by a London-based film crew in the Isle of Palms last week, according to postandcourier.com. He discussed music and South Carolina’s Low Country.
The Londoners interviewed him at the Windjammer nightclub, according to the Post and Courier, with Rucker saying the nightspot played a key role in his career.
“The Windjammer was one of the first places we really started playing in Charleston,” he said.
“USA Through Music,” is scheduled to air on BBC worldwide news channels from September through December.
Rucker, the former Hootie & the Blowfish front man turned country music superstar is a three-time Grammy-winning singer. Rucker and bandmates formed Hootie & the Blowfish while they were students at South Carolina.
The Grand Ole Opry member and Gamecock superfan recently performed at Colonial Life Arena for USC students after the football team completed a six-win season. He was often spotted watching the USC men’s basketball team during their recent run to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.
Rucker has been busy when he isn’t performing. He recently came out with his own brand of whiskey, Backstage Southern Whiskey. Rucker also joined the sports agent business, partnering with MGC Sports.