If the National Football League wants to go ahead and start planning its 2022 Super Bowl halftime show, then Darius Rucker is ready to go.
During Sunday’s Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a fan asked Rucker through Twitter to be the halftime performer next season.
What was Rucker’s response? He’s pretty clear on his answer.
Darius Rucker and a lot of other NFL fans were watching Tom Brady duel Patrick Mahomes for another Super Bowl title. Mahomes is looking to repeat as a Super Bowl champion after the Chiefs beat San Francisco last season.
Rucker has been making a name for himself in the country music world. His initial success came as lead singer of “Hootie & The Blowfish.”
In 2008, Darius Rucker signed with Capitol Nashville as a country music singer. He released the album “Learn to Live” and had a No. 1 single off of that album with “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.” At that time, he was the first African-American artist to reach the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs since Charley Pride in 1983.
He followed that up with two more No. 1 hits, “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” and “Alright,” off of that album.
Darius Rucker Enjoyed Hosting CMAs With Reba McEntire
Rucker, though, found himself side by side with country music royalty for the 2020 CMA Awards show. He co-hosted the show along with Reba McEntire. He said it was an opportunity that he said just couldn’t pass it up.
Getting a chance to host the show was something special for Rucker. He realizes the situation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Rucker talked about being a host on the 2020 CMA Awards with talk-show host Bobby Bones.
“That was pretty amazing,” Rucker told Bones. “That was one of those things I never even dreamed, really dreamed about. I joked about it, but like I’m never going to host the CMAs. …”
Darius Rucker admits that McEntire’s help truly was appreciated.
“Reba was amazing,” Rucker said. “She was such a pro and such a help to me and such a great friend. We had a blast.”