Singer Darius Rucker Arrested in Tennessee on Drug Charges
Say it ain’t so, Hootie!
Reports started to break late Thursday night that the lead singer for Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker, had been arrested.
It was later reported that he had been arrested in Tennessee on a minor drug charge.
Rucker, 57, was reportedly taken into custody in Williamson County, TN.
He was charged with two counts of simple possession/casual exchange of a controlled substance and one count of a violation of the state's vehicle registration law.
He was put in jail around 1:00 p.m. local time and released on a small bond about an hour later.
After the arrest, Rucker’s attorney, Mark Puryear, stated, "Darius Rucker is fully cooperating with authorities related to misdemeanor charges.”
Rucker has been the frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish since 1986, but he decided to venture out on his own as a solo act in 2001, recording “The Return of Mongo Slade,” which was actually released in 2002 under a different title, “Back to Then,” due to contact issues with his label.
In 2008, Rucker decided to go in a different direction altogether, moving his solo act into country music.
Rucker’s first country single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It,” hit the charts at Number 51, and he was off and running in the country market.
Rucker had his Grand Ole Opry debut in July 2008, and by September, his single had reached Number 1 on the country charts, making him the first black country artist to have that honor since Charley Pride in 1983.
In 2017, Rucker released his 6th country album, titled, “When Was the Last Time.”
His 7th country album was released in 2023, named after his mother, “Carolyn’s Boy.”
Let’s hope this does not lead to bigger problems for Rucker, as he has been extremely popular and influential over the years to our generation.
Leave the powder to the young kids, Darius! You are too old for that nonsense and surely do not need a scandal at this stage of your career.