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Darius Rucker Thanks Fans for Support After Sharing Impressive 2020 Listening Numbers

by Quentin Blount
Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Country music star Darius Rucker recently took to social media to express thanks to all of his fans out there that have been listening to his music on Spotify.

Rucker recently received his total listening figures from Spotify for the year. The Zac Brown Band and various other artists received their figures from the music streaming company as well.

Meanwhile, Rucker sent a tweet to his followers on Wednesday afternoon. He thanked them and highlighted the different statistics he received from Spotify.

“WOW! Thank you for listening on @Spotify, y’all!! #2020ArtistWrapped,” Rucker posted to Twitter.

In total, Darius Rucker saw 16.1 million listeners from 92 different countries play his music. He saw a total of 157.2 million streams on the Spotify app. Listeners tuned in for 9.8 million hours of play time.

It was back when Rucker was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish that he first attained multi-Platinum status in the music industry. Since then, he has transitioned into being a solo country artist. He has released four albums consecutively to top the Billboard Country albums chart. In 2014, Rucker was awarded his third-career Grammy for Best Solo Country Performance. He earned that award for his 4x Platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” off his album, True Believers

Rucker’s first two country albums were titled Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966. Together they produced five No. 1 singles including “Come Back Song,” “This,” “Alright,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” Rucker’s fourth studio country album, Southern Style, features his seventh No. 1 single “Homegrown Honey.” That song is co-written by Rucker, Charles Kelley of Lady A, and Nathan Chapman. 

Darius Rucker Gives Support for Nashville MLB Team

Rucker has joined fellow country stars Luke Combs, Kane Brown, and pop star Justin Timberlake in voicing their support to bring the people of Nashville an MLB team.

Tennessee currently has professional teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA, and as of this year, the MLS. However, they do not have a professional baseball team.

Furthermore, Rucker will sit on the Music City Baseball advisory board, he announced to People magazine in an exclusive.

“I have always been a big fan of Major League Baseball, so I’m excited about being part of bringing a team to Tennessee,” said Rucker in a press release. “Nashville is already a great home to several professional sports teams, and I believe baseball is the next step in continuing Nashville’s reputation as one of the greatest cities in the United States.”