Country Singer Darius Rucker Arrested on Minor Drug Charges

Published February 2, 2024

Country music singer and former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker was arrested on minor drug-related charges. The 57-year-old star found himself in legal trouble when he was taken into custody by the Franklin Police Department in Williamson County, Tennessee, on February 1st.

Charges and Bail

Rucker faced misdemeanors including two counts of simple possession or casual exchange of a controlled substance and one count of violation of registration law. Following his arrest, Rucker's situation was processed, and he was subsequently released on bail.

Career Background

Rucker's music career began as the lead vocalist of the popular band Hootie & the Blowfish. After parting ways with the group in 2008, he ventured into a solo career in country music. His debut single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," hit the top of the charts, a feat not achieved by a Black artist since Charley Pride. Rucker's solo efforts have earned him a Grammy and multiple number one hits like "It Won't Be Like This for Long," and "Alright." His iconic voice and musical talent remained strong despite initial skepticism about his transition to country music.

Personal Life

Rucker's success in the music industry has had its counterbalance in his personal life, including a public split from his wife, Beth Leonard, in 2020 after two decades of marriage. They share two children, while Rucker also has an older daughter from a previous relationship. Despite personal challenges, Rucker continues to commit to being a good father and a positive influence in his children's lives.

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