His hair started turning gray by the time he was 14.
His parents divorced, and stepmother Linda shared custody of their son until he became of age.
Upon winning Idol, he was signed to Arista Records, under which his self-titled major label debut was released on December 12, 2006.
His energetic stage performances and influences derived from classic rock, blues, and R&B music had earned him a following of devout fans, who have been dubbed the "Soul Patrol." He performed on Broadway in 2008 and on national tour in 2009 in Grease playing Teen Angel, the role originated by Alan Paul.
If you have been following Rachel Mc Adams through the years, then you know she has had a rather eventful dating life.