Rucker posed with daughters Carolyn and Daniella, as well as son Jack, at his ceremony
Darius Rucker had his entire family in tow as he accepted a career honor.
On Monday, the country star, also well-known as the lead singer and guitarist for the band Hootie & the Blowfish, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
At the ceremony, Rucker celebrated with all three of his kids — Carolyn, 28, Daniella, 22, and Jack, 18, — posing with them on the red carpet and giving them a special shout-out in his speech.
"Cary, Dani and Jack are my heart, they're my soul," the musician said. "They're everything to me and everything I do is for them."
"It's just been an amazing thing to be your father," Rucker said, turning to his kids. "As great as all this stuff is, it's not as cool as being your dad, and I really mean that. I love you guys so much."
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Rucker shares his older daughter Carolyn with ex Elizabeth Ann Phillips. He shares daughter Daniella and son Jack with estranged wife Beth Leonard.
Over the summer, the singer chatted with PEOPLE exclusively about his relationship with his kids, joking that he's "scared" to be an empty nester.
Sharing that he's long made it a priority to work quality time in with his kids, Rucker revealed that he relies on tech like FaceTime to keep in touch with his kids while he's on the road as a touring musician.
"When phones and FaceTime came into play, it made it a lot easier," he said. "[I] just try to call every day."
"The way we tour is great," the Charleston native continued. "We only tour on the weekend, so it's three days a week and the other four days [I'm] pretty much home, so that makes it a lot easier."
His daughter Daniella graduated from New York University this year and his son Jack recently started at the same institution, rendering Rucker an empty nester.
"I'm scared. I hope I don't have too much fun," he joked. "But you're just so proud of your kids and reaching those milestones. I better spend time playing a lot of golf and traveling around and probably traveling to the city that they're at so I can see them."
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