Darius Rucker is one of the nicest guys in the business. He is a soulful singer with a huge heart. He blew away the crowd when he was here in Loveland at the Bud Center a few months ago. Darius started out making it big with his band Hootie and the Blowfish and then followed his heart to Nashville. It has been a great move for him and for country music. Last years smash "Wagon Wheel" was one of the biggest hits of the year.

Darius celebrates his 48th birthday today. I have put together a few of my favorite Darius tunes to celebrate. Happy Birthday Darius and keep the hits coming.

Here is "Wagon Wheel"

One of Hootie favorites "Let Her Cry"

This is "This"

Check out Darius getting invited to join the Opry