Sure, there are a lot of perks that come with being a star: the fame, the fortune, the screaming fans. And occasionally, they even get streets and memorials named after them. Darius Rucker, who’s been having a good run with his recent country album, True Believers (particularly his No. 1 hit, “Wagon Wheel”), was honored with his own street in Charleston, SC.
Rucker, who is also known for being the frontman of Hootie and the Blowfish, grew up in the area, and the band played the local North Charleston Coliseum shortly after the venue opened in the ʼ90s. The street leading up to the arena was renamed Darius Rucker Boulevard, and Rucker attended the ceremony with North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rucker said he’s considering returning to the coliseum to play a country set this fall.
Even though Rucker has focusing on his solo country career lately, he’s going to make a comeback with Hootie and the Blowfish. The band will be playing two shows at the Family Circle Magazine Stadium in South Carolina, and they plan to release some new material at some point in the future. “We’re gonna do another record … And go on another big tour,” Rucker told Rolling Stone in an interview. “I don’t know when, though probably no time soon.”