Darius Rucker will forever be known as the frontman of pop-rock superstars Hootie and the Blowfish, but the Charleston, S.C., native has been focusing almost exclusively on his solo country career since 2008. The year 2013 saw him release his third country album, True Believers, which he followed up with a 2013/2014 arena tour with the Eli Young Band and David Nail. Though he's all-in with the country music, Rucker doesn't leave the Hootie material completely behind in concert; fans who buy tickets can expect him to play country-tinged versions of songs like I Only Wanna Be With You" and "Hold My Hand." He's been fully embraced by country fans, with all three of his country solo releases reaching No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Though Rucker was active in his church and high school choirs, he didn't begin to take music seriously as a career path until he met musicians Mark Bryan, Jim Sonefeld, and Dean Felber while attending the University of South Carolina. The four dubbed themselves Hootie and thee Blowfish and toured extensively after college, releasing their self-financed debut album in 1991 before signing a major-label deal and releasing their smash Cracked Rear View album in 1994. That set sold 16 million copies, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Hootie and the Blowfish have largely been on hiatus since 2008.