Country musician and Hootie & The Blowfish singer Darius Rucker has been arrested in Tennessee for minor drug offenses.

As reported by TMZ, Rucker was taken into custody on Thursday in Williamson County, where he lives. He was brought into jail around 12:00 p.m. CT, and was booked on three separate misdemeanor charges, including two counts of simple possession or casual exchange of a controlled substance, and one count of violation of Tennessee vehicle registration laws (reportedly for having expired tags on his car).

After about an hour, Rucker was released on $10,500 bond, and is no longer in custody. His attorney, Mark Puryear, has issued a statement, saying: “Darius Rucker is fully cooperating with authorities related to misdemeanor charges.”

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While in custody, Rucker posed for a mugshot, which you can view below.

Meanwhile, any pending court dates aside, Rucker is booked for quite a few shows in 2024, starting with a European solo tour this April. In May, Hootie & The Blowfish will embark on their “Summer Camp with Trucks Tour,” featuring special guests Collective Soul and Edwin McCain. Check out the upcoming dates, and grab tickets for Rucker’s solo shows here, and the Hootie tour here.


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For more on Rucker, revisit his 2018 conversation with Kyle Meredith, where he discussed Hootie & The Blowfish’s reunion and his country career.

Darius Rucker (Williamson County Sheriff’s Office)


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