American country singer who won the tenth season of American Idol . He is known for such hits as "Five More Minutes," "This is It," and "See You Tonight." His debut album Clear as Day debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200.
He attended Garner Magnet High School and joined a singing group that performed around the United States. He won the Clayton Idol singing competition in Clayton, North Carolina.
He sang the National Anthem at a World Series game between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals on October 19, 2011.
His father worked as a manufacturing analyst and his mother worked as a high school teacher. He has an older sister named Ashley. He began dating his girlfriend Gabi when he was 18; although they first met in kindergarten. They married in June of 2018.
American Idol judge Steven Tyler complimented him for his strong vocals during the tenth American Idol season.