Darius Rucker has enjoyed a lot of success in the music industry, first as part of Hootie and the Blowfish and now as a solo artist on the country charts. The memory of his mother who passed away a few years ago is what drives him to succeed
“I think that’s the main reason I am how I am, an innate fear of disappointing my mom,” Darius said. “My mom’s not even alive, and I have a fear of her looking down from heaven and going, ‘Man I’m just disappointed in my son.’ She could have said anything in the world to me, but if she would have said, ‘Son, you just disappointed me,’ that would have killed me.
When it comes to his own wife, Darius has a hard time coming up with something to honor her on Mother’s Day, thanks to an agreement the couple have.
“I think the best Mother’s Day gift my wife would say I’ve given her is to let her not have to deal with her kids,” he said. “I’m not really a good gift-giver. I’m not gonna lie. My wife and I have a deal that if you want it, just get it, so when it’s time to buy gifts, it’s hard to do. I think my time is the best thing I can give to my family, because I’m on the road so much. That’s what I try to do.”
Darius will release his new album, True Believers, on May 21.