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.
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