GALLERY: Happy Birthday Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker celebrates his 53rd birthday today.

We're taking a look at the moments in Darius' career both in country and with Hootie and The Blowfish, who he is kicking off a new tour with on May 30.

As you can see in the images, Rucker makes friends with everyone he encounters and is one of Nashville's most active artists and philanthropists.

-Nancy Brooks