Thursday, June 20, 2024


Generation-Defining Band Surprised With Plaque Celebrating RIAA 22x Platinum Certification of Cracked Rear View Top 10 Best-Selling Album in Music History

Also Performed Iconic Hits “Hold My Hand” and “Let Her Cry” on “GMA3: What You Need To Know”

This morning, June 20, iconic band Hootie & the Blowfish electrified audiences nationwide with a live performance of their timeless hit “Only Wanna Be With You” on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The performance marked a highlight in their ongoing Summer Camp with Trucks Tour, set to make its next stop at Boston’s famed Fenway Park tomorrow, June 21, and running through the fall.

During the broadcast, the band received a special surprise: a commemorative plaque from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) celebrating their debut album, Cracked Rear View, achieving 22x Platinum certification, further extending its Double Diamond-certified status. This monumental accomplishment solidifies Cracked Rear View as one of the top 10 best-selling albums in music history, a testament to the band’s enduring appeal and the album’s lasting impact on the music industry.

Photo Credit: ABC/Paula Lobo

Hootie & the Blowfish, formed by members Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld during their time as students at the University of South Carolina, also treated fans to their hits “Hold My Hand” and “Let Her Cry” on “GMA3:What You Need To Know.”

WATCH: Hootie & the Blowfish Perform “Let Her Cry” on “GMA3: What You Need To Know”

WATCH: Hootie & the Blowfish Perform “Hold My Hand” on “GMA3: What You Need To Know”

Fans can hear those classic hits and more on the ongoing Summer Camp with Trucks Tour, produced by Live Nation and featuring special guests Collective Soul and Edwin McCain. Visiting arenas, amphitheaters and select stadiums such as tomorrow’s stop at Fenway Park (with special guests Barenaked Ladies), the tour also includes a homecoming to Columbia, S.C.’s Colonial Life Arena for the Gamecock alumni as well as a headlining appearance at Rucker’s own Riverfront Revival Music Festival in their home state in October. Tickets to all shows are on sale now via

In addition, a celebration of the band's decades-long career that brings their classic sound to fans across the country, they also recently released their rendition of “For What It's Worth.” The timeless anthem originally penned by Stephen Stills in 1966 was recorded by Hootie & the Blowfish in 2017 during their studio sessions for Imperfect Circle. Listen HERE.

For more information, visit and follow on Facebook @hootieandtheblowfish, Instagram @hootieoffcial and Twitter/X @hootietweets.

Remaining Summer Camp with Trucks Tour Dates

June 21 | Boston, Mass. | Fenway Park
June 27 | Bethel, N.Y. | Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 28 | Hershey, Pa. | Hersheypark Stadium
June 29 | Burgettstown, Pa. | The Pavilion at Star Lake
July 10 | Denver, Colo. | Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 11 | Salt Lake City, Utah | USANA Amphitheatre
July 13 | Phoenix, Ariz. | Footprint Center
July 16 | Anaheim, Calif. | Honda Center
July 17 | Mountain View, Calif. | Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 19 | Portland, Ore. | RV Inn Styles Amphitheater
July 20 | Seattle, Wash. | White River Amphitheatre
July 26 | Birmingham, Ala. | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 27 | Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 1 | Hartford, Conn. | The XFINITY Theatre
Aug. 2 | Holmdel, N.J. | PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 3 | Columbia, Md. | Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 8 | Somerset, Wisc. | Somerset Amphitheater
Aug. 9 | Chicago, Ill. | Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 | East Troy, Wisc. | Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 15 | Cleveland, Ohio | Blossom Music Center
Aug. 16 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Aug. 17 | Bristow, Va. | Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 | Las Vegas, Nev. | Fountainebleau Las Vegas
Aug. 24 | Las Vegas, Nev. | Fountainebleau Las Vegas
Aug. 29 | Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena
Aug. 30 | Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena
Sept. 5 | Wantagh, N.Y. | Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 6 | Syracuse, N.Y. | Empower FCU Amphitheater at Lakeview
Sept. 7 | Toronto, Ontario | Budweiser Stage
Sept. 12 | Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center
Sept. 13 | Raleigh, N.C. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sept. 14 | Virginia Beach, Va. | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Sept. 19 | Charlotte, N.C. | PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 20 | Alpharetta, Ga. | Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 21 | Greenville, S.C. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Sept. 26 | Tampa, Fla. | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 | Jacksonville, Fla. | VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Sept. 28 | West Palm Beach, Fla. | iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Oct. 12 | North Charleston, S.C. | Riverfront Revival Music Festival

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