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Darius Rucker To Receive Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award At Music Biz 2019
GRAMMY-winning country singer/songwriter and one-fourth of South Carolina's Hootie And The Blowfish Darius Rucker will receive the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the 2019 Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame dinner on May 7 in Nashville.
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will recognize Rucker for "his lifelong philanthropic efforts." Rucker has been a years-long supporter of the MUSC Children's Hospital in Charleston, S.C., and, since 2010, has raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children's Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament, according to Music Biz. The Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation has raised funds for public education and junior golf programs in S.C.
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“Through his tireless efforts to support the youth community of Charleston, not to mention the millions of dollars he has helped raise for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Darius has beautifully honored the legacy of our Humanitarian Award’s namesake, Harry Chapin," Music Biz President James Donio said in a statement. "We truly feel that Harry would be proud to see how Darius has used his platform and resources to benefit those among us in need. We are delighted to recognize him for all he has contributed."