Darius Rucker: A Hometown Hero for South Carolina

Goes Homes and Gives Back to Charleston

On Friday’s (March 31) CMT Hometown Heroes, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at Darius Rucker donating his time, talent and treasure to the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital.

Rucker went back to Charleston’s MUSC for a surprise visit, and brought with him everything he needed to remodel and redecorate the teen lounge in the hospital.


It’s a hospital Rucker knows well, because his mother was a nurse there when he was growing up in Charleston.

“I feel like it’s my obligation to do as much as I can,” Rucker said of the project that’s so close to his heart, “because this town’s been so good to me.”

While Rucker was there, he performed a few hits for the MUSC staff and the patients.

The special will feature exclusive performances, in-depth interviews and an intimate look into the people and places that shaped Rucker — and the other two heroes Chris Stapleton and Brett Eldredge — from a young age. CMT Hometown Heroes premieres on Friday (March 31) at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Darius Rucker works with RAM Nation volunteers at the MUSC ChildrenÕs Hospital teen center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Darius Rucker works with RAM Nation volunteers at the MUSC ChildrenÕs Hospital teen center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Darius Rucker works with RAM Nation volunteers at the MUSC ChildrenÕs Hospital teen center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Darius Rucker works with RAM Nation volunteers at the MUSC ChildrenÕs Hospital teen center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Darius Rucker works with RAM Nation volunteers at the MUSC ChildrenÕs Hospital teen center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Darius Rucker works with RAM Nation volunteers at the MUSC ChildrenÕs Hospital teen center in Charleston, South Carolina.
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