Darius Rucker sat down to discuss his career, diversity in country music and both past and contemporary peers.

Rucker, who first gained fame as the lead and co-founder of Hootie & the Blowfish, won the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year in 2009. The three-time Grammy winner has four #1 country albums, 11 RIAA-certified hits and is the recipient of a 2022 ASCAP Pop Music Award for his hit single “Beers and Sunshine.”

The South Carolina native recently announced his Riverfront Revival music festival, set to take place 10/8-9, fulfilling a longtime dream of bringing a festival to his hometown of Charleston. The former Celebrity Undercover Boss probably wishes he'd kept his roadie disguise and avoided this appearance.