Jun 08, 2016 04:31PM
● By Dia
Gexa Energy Pavilion. He may have transformed himself from pop/rock star to R&B crooner to country superstar, but don’t think Darius Rucker isn’t true to his roots. In fact, the Charleston-born musician never left his hometown, now raising his three children there alongside his wife. It’s this commitment to his passion that makes Rucker such an endearing—and enduring—artist throughout his three-decade career. First expressing himself through music as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker founded the band in 1986 while he was still a student at the University of South Carolina. The rock group stormed up the charts for years with hits you’re still singing along with, like “Only Wanna Be With You” and “Hold My Hand,” but Rucker still had a few tricks up his sleeve. Few would’ve guessed that the trick would be another slew of No. 1 hits as a solo country artist, but now, eight years after signing his first country album record deal, it’s hard to picture him any other way. Today he’s promoting his fourth solo country album on his “Good For a Good Time” tour, stopping by Gexa Energy Pavilion to kick up his boots and prove once again that country music is, and always has been, in his blood.
So, what can you expect from the concert? Get ready for warm weather, cold brews and incredible hits like “Homegrown Honey,” “Wagon Wheel,” “History in the Making” and “Come Back Song,” along with a few flashes of Rucker’s signature smile. Sound “Alright” to you? We thought so.
Date: June 17 Location: Gexa Energy Pavilion