Singer first known for auditioning to the Voice as part of Team Shakira. He later made it to the top 16 in the 14th season of American Idol.
At twelve he received his first guitar and by high school he'd formed a band. He later attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.
He spent some time teaching English in Spain. While there, he made extra money performing music in the streets of Madrid.
He has a musical older brother named Matt Pudas. He toured with his brother's group the White Iron Band.
He competed with American Idol XIV winner Nick Fradiani during his stint on the singing competition.