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Almost 25 years after Hootie & the Blowfish first formed during the members' college days at the University of South Carolina, the city of Columbia, S.C., is set to erect a special monument to the band.
Darius Rucker, who is also the lead singer for the band, and his cohorts will be honored with an unveiling of the statue on Oct. 21. The monument will be made of steel and black granite, and will measure 20 feet long, 10 feet wide and at least 12 feet tall.
That same day, a portion of Santee Avenue that runs through the Five Points neighborhood of Columbia will receive the honorary name Hootie Boulevard.
Though surely excited about being honored for his work with Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius has more to look forward to. His upcoming sophomore country project, Charleston, SC 1966, released on Oct. 12.