Singer from Arkansas who won American Idol in 2009. His single "Live Like We're Dying" sold 1.7 million copies.
He won a spot in Arkansas's All-State Orchestra with his viola.
His second single, "The Truth," featured Pat Monahan from the band Train.
He married Katy O'Connell on September 26, 2008. He and Katy had a son named Oliver in 2013. They welcomed their second child, Rose Elizabeth, in June of 2016.