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15 Artists Who Crossed Over Into Country Music

Purple Clover Logo By Desirée O of Purple Clover | Slide 2 of 16: Darius Rucker didn’t only find fame in another genre of music after establishing himself in the popular music scene, but he was also using a different name at the time. You may have once called him Hootie (as in Hootie & the Blowfish), but these days he’s focused on his successful country music career, releasing plenty of No. 1 hits like 2013’s “Wagon Wheel.”

Darius Rucker, aka 'Hootie'

Darius Rucker didn’t only find fame in another genre of music after establishing himself in the popular music scene, but he was also using a different name at the time. You may have once called him Hootie (as in Hootie & the Blowfish), but these days he’s focused on his successful country music career, releasing plenty of No. 1 hits like 2013’s “Wagon Wheel.”

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