It turns out that Darius Rucker has sung the Star Spangled Banner a lot. What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July in Charleston than by watching 30 minutes of Hootie frontman and Grand Ole Opry member Darius Rucker singing the national anthem a capella? Happy Fourth.
1995 World Series Game One - Braves vs. Indians
He's young and damn he's already got it. Should've gone for the "Home of the Braves" though.
2013 NBA Finals Game 5 - Heat vs. Spurs
Starts off a little weak, seems tired. Not a great effort. Boring NBA Finals anyway.
2014 College of Charleston game - CofC vs. James Madison University
Definitely stronger than his NBA Finals performance. Maybe he was putting on a little for the hometown crowd, but also definitely holding back a little bit. Super Bowl could be coming around the corner, y'know?
2010 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway
Rocking a USC shirt, can't hate on that too much. Looks a little wet, sloppy track. Let's blame a few off notes on the rain, how bout that? Late point for the F-18 flyover.
2014 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
Definitely feeling this one from the start. Gamecocks fleece again. A bit speedy down the backstretch, but sticks the landing just fine. No flyover.
2014 Charleston Stingrays game
Some sketchy intro work here while Sir Darius waits, but our man didn't waste any time once he stepped onto the ice and does the stars and stripes a good honor in ye olde North Charleston Coliseum.
2014 Final Four - UConn vs. Kentucky
A nice assist from the high school choir here, but still not a bad performance for the Dallas crowd. Bonus points for Calipari losing.
2016 Indianapolis 500
Bit of a surprise here, a nice slowed down performance that turned out pretty good. Bonus points for a cameo by Sacha Baron Cohen's character from Talladega Nights.
2017 Saints-Dolphins game in London
The Star Spangled Banner being sung at an American football game in jolly old England. Got 'em. A good version here. Did the anthem proud despite the London fog. But a dash for the French jacket, should've just brought an LL Bean. Nice misdirection wit the Lacoste though.
2016 Monday after Masters event
A fine effort here. Included because Darius hosts this event and essentially hired himself to sing the anthem. Can't argue there. Bonus points for Jim Cantore.