Darius Rucker will be the recipient of the Music Business Association’s Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for his years of philanthropic support to various charities, including St. Jude Children’s Hospital and MUSC Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, S.C.
Darius will be honored at the annual Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on May 7 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Nashville. Since its inception in 1981, the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award has celebrated the legacy of singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, whose philanthropic work to end world hunger earned him the Congressional Gold Medal.
Previous recipients of the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award include Martina McBride, Dee Snider, Melissa Etheridge, Annie Lennox, Jackson Browne, Norman Lear, Bonnie Raitt and more.
Since 2010, Darius’ annual benefit concert and golf tournament has raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, Darius and his bandmates have raised funds for more than 200 charitable causes that support public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina.
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