The guys in Hootie & the Blowfish only wanna be with each other, it seems, as the band announced it is getting back together.
On Monday’s “Today” show, Darius Rucker and the rest of the quartet said they are headed back to the studio to record a new album, which they’ll take on tour in 2019 along with their former hits. If that news does not excite you, well then, you and me, we come from different worlds.
Watch the band’s NBC News morning show appearance and announcement here:
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Hootie & the Blowfish’s 1994 debut album, “Cracked Rear View” is the 19th-best-selling album of all time in the United States, and was certified platinum 21 times. The release included four hit singles: “Only Wanna Be With You,” “Let Her Cry,” “Hold My Hand” and “Time.”
In 1996, the guys won both of the Grammys for which they were nominated: Best New Artist, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Let Her Cry.” They also won an MTV Video Music Award and were nominated for two others.
Hootie & the Blowfish went on hiatus in 2008 so that lead singer Rucker could pursue a solo career. The band reunited here and there on special occasions.