Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Blind Item #14

It was more than a one hit wonder from this group. Let us call it a one album wonder. The lead singer has made a career even if everyone assumes his name is something else. He has gone from pop to other formats and everything in between. ALL of you know the group name. In his new adopted hometown our closeted singer is known as someone who is not very discreet about his same sex relationships but they really wish he would be because the conservative circles in which he travels like discretion. 

32 comments:

Mhb 155 said...

Hootie and the blowfish

Tricia13 said...

Omg Darius Rucker! Great guess...never thought he was straight.
Nashville the adopted town

DDonna Tarttty said...

If this is Darius Rucker of Hootie: At the height of their popularity during that first album, a friend of mine's brother got invited on their tour bus with a bunch of their friends and had a great time partying and joking and singing and nothing nasty happened and my friend's brother said they were all a great bunch of down-to-earth guys.

Gossipgal said...

Darius Rucker?

sandybrook said...

Wow great one Mhb! Black and gay in country music, still a decent sized star though and more respected there than rock and pop fans gave to Hootie and the Blowfish

MDAnderson said...

I loved Cracked Rear View!! Didn’t see that one!

rosie riveter said...

Wow good guess!

Tuesdi said...

I had heard rumors about DR a long time ago. Had completely forgotten about it!

HeatherBee said...

Nashville rivals Hollywood for the closeted gay population.Which is completely understandable imo. A lot of their fan base is not very broad minded in that respect.

palmettobug said...

I went to college with these guys. They played our local bars for years before they went on Letterman and became the sort of BonJovi hometown heroes of sleepy southern college towns, with R.E.M. being perhaps the first for the SEC but they were much more edgy. Darius could pull any girl from our all-night bars, and did. But none of the relationships lasted very long. They do a lot of charity, and no one around here would give a rip. Nashville and his newfound audience, well, I can't speak for that.

"I'm tangled up and blue
I only wanna be with you..."

LooksLikeCRicci said...

I never, EVER, would have came up with Darius Rucker on my own.

But yes. He'll always be "Hootie" to me. Well done, MHB.

Unknown said...

I fucking hate cracked rear view. Every asshole had the windows down blasting out that album in ‘94. Then came the MTV video with the Sportscenter crew. ESPN was never the same after 1994.

SteveD said...

All he's doing is loving them the best that he can.

ToobisTheZebra said...

Thought this was Mark McGrath

Neal M said...

Unknown agreed. I would have probably liked it if it wasn't so over exposed.

I wouldn't have guessed Hootie. my first thought was "the calling" and Alex Band. But the "another name" clue didn't really fit.

tinydancer61 said...

Awww...Hootie....You coulda fooled me! Now Mark McGrath I could see but the clues don't fit.

Tricia13 said...

His Darius please live the real you.... if people embraced HATBF they sure as hell should you
God that album made me wanna put hot pokers in my ears....

Sara, Making It Work said...

Gotta be Hootie!

Christina Fox said...

DDonna Tarttty I know someone who had the very same experience with them. While some wanted nothing but illegalities, Hootie and Friends were a cool hang.

Jon said...

Hootie like the peen? That's hot.

Satan 666 said...

+1 Unknown, I hated Cracked Rear View from day one. I especially loath Darius Rucker’s monotone style of singing.

Geeljire said...

So this is what Hootie was blowing

summer said...

Darius can sing. Beautiful voice.

bmw said...

Darius is married and has three kids.

Sd Auntie said...

Right @BMW. And to a white woman. I've seen their pictures in kneepads back in the day.Thought he was a clean cut guy so according to your typical MTO reader, he is gay.

Adrastia said...

I remember an interview where Darius said that there is no Hootie and that's not his name. XD

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Lovino said...

Harry Wayne Casey of KC and The Sunshine Band. Played the Republican National Convention Gala.

longtimereader said...

C'mon, how many dozens of closeted stars still work successfully in Nashville? That town protects their own.

Luun said...

Harry Styles! Lol

dummypants said...

@bmw, well Bradley Cooper is married with a kid too. That doesn't mean anything.

Bubbles said...

Who has Bradley Cooper married? Did he dump the yachting beard?

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