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Hootie & the Blowfish is a Grammy Award winning rock band belonging to South Carolina and was created at University of South Carolina in 1986 by Dean Felber, Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan and Jim Sonefeld. Initially, the quartet started off by playing The Wolf Brothers cover songs, eventually they met Felber and decided to form the band. In the years 1991 and 1992, the band managed to release two EP cassettes. Their 1993 EP titled “Kootchypop” which was released independently managed to sell more than 50,000 records. Now with latest songs in market, the band will be visiting your city shortly, a concert which you can attend by securing Hootie tickets.
Hootie & the Blowfish released their debut studio album titled “Cracked Rear View” in 1994 which brought them mainstream success. The album made it to charts right off and was sixteen times platinum certified within the United States. Eventually it was declared the top selling album of the year 1995. It featured four hit songs Let Her Cry, Time, Hold My Hand and Only Wanna Be With You. Several of the athletes were featured in Only Wanna Be With You including Miami Dolphins’ Hall of Famer Dan Marino the quarterback.
Hootie & the Blowfish was awarded with “Best New Artist” category Grammy Award in the year 1996. The eve of the release of their new album, the band made an appearance at MTV Unplugged. The album “Fairweather Johnson” came out in 1996. The sales of the album started off really well. It also featured the hit single titled Old Man and Me, and ended up selling around four million copies within the United States, which wasn’t up to the expectation of the band.
Hootie & the Blowfish released three more studio albums after Fairweather Johnson, they are, “Musical Chairs”, “Hootie and the Blowfish” and “Looking for Lucky.” Their compilation named “Scattered, Smothered and Covered” came out in 2000 as well. The album’s name is a sort of tribute to Waffle House, which is an all night diners chain. The title specially is in reference to the order of hash brownies which are scattered over grill and nicely smothered with onions, covered in melted cheese. The band has also contributed several songs, such as Hey Hey What Can I Do in Encomium, a tribute album released for Led Zeppelin.
Hootie & the Blowfish covered the band 54-40’s song “I Got Blind” for the famous television series Friends in the year of 1995. However the song wasn’t included in any of the albums that were released in the coming years. These songs later came out on the compilation. The band actively performed and recorded music from year 1986 to 2008, however since then they have become less active and only make appearances and arrange live concerts occasionally. Whenever they do, their events are sold out events as the fans are always waiting to see their favorite band take the stage once again.
Hootie & the Blowfish announced in an interview that the band is going on hiatus because Rucker wants to embark on a solo career in the category of country music. They also told the public that they will not record or tour together but they will continue to perform their charity concerts that are due. They have arranged several charity concerts over the years.
In Rucker’s solo career, he has released one album named “Learn to Live” through Capitol Records. Three songs from the album made it to number one position at US charts. Now in yet another concert the band members are going to get together to give an amazing time to the fans. For the convenience of the fans awaiting the show, the Hootie tickets are now available online.