at 10:36 AM
As someone who 'came of age' in the 1990's, while I can't say I was a huge Hootie and the Blowfish fan, I did occasionally sing along with their music.
I can, however, say that I am an increasingly big fan of Darius Rucker, country artist. The fact that his first 4 songs all hit #1 on the country chart shows I am not alone. He has a smooth, easy to listen to voice(his range is actually right in my karaoke wheelhouse) and, not to get all racial, but there is a void he is filling....Charlie Pride's last song that charted was back in 1988.
Darius once said he was looking to take a 3-4 album break from Hootie. With his third album do out this year, I hope he decides to stick around a bit longer.