Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Darius "Don't Call Me Hootie" Rucker

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Date: March 9 Name: Darius Rucker AKA: "Hootie" Genre: Post-grunge country Best Known Song(s): "I Only Wanna Be With You," "Hold My Hand," "Alright" [sic] Key Demographic: Ex-frat boys looking to relive their millennial glory days; slightly tone-deaf, time travelers from the year 3017 who want to witness the exact moment human civilization began to unravel Previous HLSR Appearances: 2009 Houston Connections, If Any: First black country performer at the Rodeo since Charley Pride (2002), which means nothing, except that the phrase "black country performer" still looks weird when we type it.

If You Like This, Chances Are You'll Like: Color Me Badd, Natalie Merchant's "harder" stuff, Monica Lewinsky jokes Odds of Wearing a Hat: Burger King commercial Because He/She's Bald? Well, he is bald, but doesn't usually wear a hat, which was kind of our point. Odds of Onstage Injury: Are any of the other Blowfish in town? Are they drunk and surly? Odds of a Dan Marino Cameo: 0.0

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.