Darius Rucker's Valentine’s Day show delights fans

By Jessica Zysberg,
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The former singer of Hootie and the Blowfish performed in Albany at the Times Union Center this past Friday, Feb. 14.

Country singer Darius Rucker put on a show to remember Friday night, with openers David Nail and Eli Young Band.

Rucker opened the show with a presentation on the screen describing how radio has changed over the years. It was accompanied by various genres of music that all fans at the concert were able to relate to. When it was over, Rucker walked on stage to sing his latest hit song “Radio.” The fans were excited for the song because it set the tone for the rest of the night.

Despite the snowstorm that occurred the day before, fans did not hesitate to come out to watch the show, because every seat was filled.

A Times Union review reveals that Rucker sang songs ranging from the days when he toured with Hootie, which covered many of his hits from the late 1990s, including “Hold My Hand.”

He finished the show with an encore, including his version of “Wagon Wheel,” which was originally sung by Bob Dylan.

In 2008, Rucker successfully transitioned to country music and discovered a whole new range of fans who have followed him to this day. One of his most important accomplishments was winning a Grammy Award.

image: Wikimedia Commons

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