Father’s Day weekend is here and Darius Rucker admits that he’s a fun dad and his kids would say so, unless of course he did something wrong. Rucker says, “I think if you asked my kids what kind of Dad I was they would probably say…Danny would say that I was a fun Dad. My little daughter would say that I was a fun dad; she thinks I’m a lot of fun. I think if you caught them at the right moment they would say I was mean [laughs] because when I’m home I’m not afraid to discipline them. I’m all fun until it’s not fun anymore and then daddy’s not the fun guy. I think that they’d say that I was a fun Dad, I’m a loving Dad and I think they would say that. I’m gone so much that when I’m home, I just shower love upon my kids. I say ‘I love you’ probably fifty times a day. We hug, we kiss all the time. I’m always wanting them to know how much I love them. So I’d hope they’d say that I was a loving dad.”
When Darius Rucker took the stage at his fourth annual “Darius And Friends” concert at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville, he was doing so for a good cause. The proceeds from the June 3 concert go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their mission to provide the best care possible to children with cancer at no cost to their families. This year, Darius’ benefit concert, along with his auction and golf tournament, raised more than $95,000 to help St. Jude. The benefit concert line-up included performances by Luke Bryan, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Radney Foster, Mallary Hope, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore and Joel Crouse. Rucker shares, “I look forward to this event all year long. I get to share the stage with some of my favorite artists, friends and musical influences. As much fun as it is, it’s all in the spirit of raising support for St. Jude’s, an organization very dear to my heart.”
Darius Rucker is getting a street named after him in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Mayor Keith Summey declared the entry road to the North Charleston Coliseum will be called Darius Rucker Boulevard. The stretch of pavement honors Darius for his ongoing charitable work in the town.