Grammy Winner Darius Rucker: 'I Don’t Think Anybody Really Cares What My Politics Are'

By Nicholas Ballasy | March 25, 2011 | 2:13 PM EDT

( - Grammy winning singer/songwriter Darius Rucker, formerly the lead singer of the band “Hootie and the Blowfish” said he does not think anybody “really cares” about his political views. asked Rucker if he thinks celebrities should publicly get involved in the political process.

“I’m not one to do it because I don’t think anybody really cares what my politics are but you know, that’s the great thing about our country, people can do whatever they want to do. You know, if you want to get involved in it, go get involved and be crazy. If not, just vote, that’s your God-given right,” he said before performing at the Points of Light ceremony honoring former President George H. W. Bush for his public service on Monday.

The event brought together former Presidents George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for the first time since the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Rucker’s comments come as many in Hollywood have spoken publicly about President Obama’s job performance.

Rucker, who performed at the Points of Light ceremony, told why he chose to volunteer with United Service Organizations (USO) and other causes related to the armed forces.

“I mean the armed forces always are great just because those are the guys that make and keep our country free. We can do all this because of the sacrifices they make so I’m willing to do whatever it takes for them and you know all the other stuff, I just want to help. You know, if I can help then you know, I’ll do it,” he said.