Darius Rucker Never Dreamed He Would Get A Hollywood Star
Darius Rucker was honored with the 2,766th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday (12/4) in Hollywood.
Darius was inducted to the Walk by former Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman/CEO Mike Dungan. Rucker said from the podium, “This is stuff you don’t even dream about when you’re from South Carolina. All I ever wanted was to be a singer, but you never dream that this stuff is going to happen.”
He continued, “Usually, you’re going record to record or tour to tour, and when this happens, you get to sit down and think about the whole thing. You think about when the band started, in a dorm at the University of South Carolina, and then all the hard work, playing for seven years before you got a record deal. You think about going to Nashville and being told it was never going to work. You think about the first No. 1 (record) you ever had.”
Darius concluded, “You think about all that stuff, and you have to believe in fate because one step to the left or one step to the right, and I’m not here talking to you. So you just thank God everything happened the way it did.”
Rucker posted photos of the moment he got his Hollywood star on Instagram. He captioned the post, “What a day!!!!! Thank you to everyone who supported me today at the @hwdwalkoffame. Still smiling!!”
Many fans congratulated Darius on his post, including one who wrote, “Yay! Well deserved, my fellow Gamecock lover and CHS native!” Another fan said, “Congratulations!!!! So happy to see this. One of the best stars on the block!” One more die-hard commented, “It’s about damn time! Congrats, Darius, to a well-deserved honor!”
See that post here.
Rucker’s star is just feet away from Country Music Hall Of Fame member the late Charley Pride. The new star is located at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard, not far from Walt Disney’s star along the same stretch and Elvis Presley’s star, located nearby on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and N. La Brea Ave.