American rock and blues singer known for his third place finish on the 2010 season of American Idol. He has released hit singles like "Let's Don't Call It a Night" and "Crying on a Suitcase." Previously signed to Sony Records, he and the company parted ways in 2014.
He began playing guitar and performing with his mother and brother as a teenager.
He is considered one of the greatest guitarists in American Idol history.
He was married to Kellie Lister from 2005 until 2009. He has a brother named Billy Cole who is also a musician.
He lost American Idol to Lee Dewyze.