Darius Rucker released on bond after arrest in Tennessee

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Darius Rucker, a well-known music figure who has had great success both in the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish and as a solo country music artist, was arrested on Thursday in Tennessee.

“Darius Rucker is fully cooperating with authorities related to misdemeanor charges,” attorney Mark Puryear noted in a statement, according to Fox News.

The Post and Courier reported that the charges had been filed by the Franklin Police Department.

Rucker got arrested on two counts of simple possession/casual exchange of a controlled substance as well as a single count of violating state vehicle registration law, People reported, citing the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

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The celebrity, who is 57 years old, was released on $10,500 bond, reports indicate.

“Keith Urban, Brad Paisley — those are folks that did it right,” Rucker has said, according to Variety. “I think the main goal of country music is to stay humble, and those guys did that. I’m 10 years older than both of them, but those are guys that I’ve patterned myself after. Tim McGraw has been relevant since the ’90s, and not just relevant — a star, still putting out hits. Those are all good people, too, the sort of people that you want to call your friend.”

“If you don’t have a song, the hard work and everything doesn’t matter. At this point in my career, I just want to find the best songs, take my time, and make the records I want to make,” Rucker said, according to the outlet.

Rucker recently had the honor of getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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