Darius Rucker To Be Honored With Humanitarian Award
The country singer and frontman of Hootie and the Blowfish is set to be honored for his work helping children and those in need.
Rucker will receive the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award during the Music Biz Awards and Hall of Fame dinner in Nashville on May 7th.
He is being recognized for his “lifelong philanthropic efforts that include exemplary and heartfelt work on behalf of children,” according to a press release.
Since 2010, the annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf has raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and every April, the Monday After the Master's golf tournament is held in North Myrtle Beach. The event brings together golf pros and celebrities to raise money for the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.
Also last November, Rucker made a guest appearance at a benefit concert for Hurricane Florence victims in the South Carolina. According to concert officials, that event raised $128,000.