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Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy award-winning American rock band Hootie & The Blowfish. Darius has dedicated countless hours to supporting sick and underprivileged kids, via benefit concerts, volunteering, the PGA first tee program and The Hootie & The Blowfish foundation which has raised nearly $4.5M to provide funding to public education systems throughout South Carolina. Darius serves as a board member of the Music Children’s Hospital in Charleston, SC where his mother used to work when he was a child and has helped fundraise millions of dollars to help build a new hospital. He also made a commitment to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital after touring the facility in 2008. Since then, 3X Grammy winner has spearheaded an annual event focused on amazing music, memorable collaborations and heartfelt stories resulting in over $1M raised for St. Jude’s to date.

"When you see first-hand what this organization can do for families, it's remarkable." Rucker reflects. "Over the years we've met so many survivors, families of patients and volunteers whose lives have been changed by st. Jude."