Country Superstar, Darius Rucker is celebrating a big day today (May 13). Darius turns the big 5-0.

Born Darius Carlos Rucker on May 13th 1966, he first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy-winning band Hootie and the Blowfish.

According to, Darius signed to Capitol Records Nashville in 2008 and released the album Learn to Live. Its first single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" made him the first black artist to reach No. 1 on the Hot Country Charts since Charley Pride did it in 1983.

Darius also became the first black country artist to win the CMA award for best new artist in 2009, and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2012.

Darius is a big fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks, as well as, the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Reds. You could also say he's a big fan of the Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder movie Stir Crazy cause he's seen it more than 100 times.

Darius now resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and three children.

Happy Birthday, Darius.

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