Darius Rucker ‘Over the Moon’ About Hometown Honor
Darius Rucker is proud to be from Charleston, S.C., and now it looks like the love goes both ways. The town recently announced a special honor for the Grand Ole Opry member, and he couldn't be happier with the news.
Rucker is getting a street named after him in Charleston. They will soon christen Darius Rucker Boulvard, just outside the North Charelston Coliseum where the hometown boy made good has performed many times over the years.
"That's crazy, man. That's crazy," he says (quote via Country Weekly). "You never expect anyone to name a street after you. I'm honored. I'm honored that they're doing that ... I'm totally over the moon about the whole thing."
The historic town chose to honor the singer-songwriter not for his extensive career achievements, but for his charitable giving. That includes his recent partnership with ONEHOPE Wine to help raise money for children with various disabilities, and a special concert to benefit the MUSC Children's Hospital Fund. But Darius insists he is just doing his job.
"I do what I do because I love Charleston," he notes. "I'm not trying to get any honors or anything. It's because I love the city so much. It's just amazing to be recognized like that."
Darius will spend much of the next few months on the road, performing songs from his latest CD, 'True Believers,' which soared to the top of the charts. See all of his upcoming shows here.