Darius Rucker Archives


After 14 years of country hits, Darius Rucker (scheduled to perform on July 22 at Arizona Federal Theatre) is finally better known as a critically acclaimed country singer than the front man of the unavoidable ’90s rock group Hootie & the Blowfish. But he isn’t the only artist to have changed musical lanes. Here’s a rundown of other performers who’ve dabbled in other melodic waters. Fleetwood Mac Just like Hootie nearly 30 years ago, you...


After a 20-year career as a golf professional that included a role on the Golf Channel reality show Big Break Mexico, Phoenix resident Rob West recently released his debut country music album, Arizona. West describes his music as “mainstream country with an old-school flair” and he’s performed all over the U.S. in the past seven years, including a gig opening for John Michael Montgomery. Some might think it’s a stretch from swinging a long iron...


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