Darius Rucker: Five Songs That Changed The Way I Heard Music
Darius Rucker recalls five songs that shaped his musical worldview. Debby Wong/REX/Shutterstock

Darius Rucker may be best known for his 1990s work with Hootie and the Blowfish and his string of mega country hits over the past decade, but he loves everything from 1970s soul to 1980s alternative rock to 1990s hip-hop. As he preps for his upcoming summer tour with Lady Antebellum and a one-off Hootie reunion for Jason Aldean's July 21st Atlanta blowout, Rucker got on the phone with us to break down five pivotal songs that forever shaped the way he hears music.