Darius Rucker first rose to fame, in the 1990s, as the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, but these days, he's all country. With Hootie, the South Carolina native was on top in the rock and pop worlds, but his country successes have been just as great and enduring.

Rucker's secret is his no-nonsense, emotional, relatable songwriting. It made his earlier music great, and it works in the country genre, too. Family, romantic regret and relationship bliss have are all strong themes in his music, both then and now; his distinct, strong, warm voice helps seal the deal.

Which of Rucker's (country) tunes is your favorite? Make your pick in the poll below -- and if you don't see your top choice, let us know in the comments section!

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