Singer from Arkansas best known as the Season 8 winner of American Idol. His debut single "Live Like We're Dying" sold 1.7 million copies. He released his fifth studio album, Letting You In, in 2016.
He won a spot as a viola player in Arkansas's All-State Orchestra.
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.
He and Carrie Underwood both won American Idol.