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Gavin DeGraw

Background information
Birth name Gavin Shane DeGraw
Born February 4, 1977 (1977-02-04) (age 31)
Origin South Fallsburg, New York, United States.
Genre(s) Rock, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instrument(s) Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 2001-present
Label(s) J Records, Sony BMG
Website Official website

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Early life

Gavin DeGraw grew up in Catskills, in South Fallsburg, New York. His father was a prison guard and his mother was a detox specialist, as mentioned in his song "I Don't Want to Be". DeGraw began singing and playing piano at the age of eight. He attended Berklee College of Music during the same year as artist John Mayer. His two siblings, both older, are Joey and Neeka. Joey currently provides guitar and backing vocals for Gavin's band. South Fallsburg is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Sullivan County, New York, USA. The population was 2,061 at the 2000 census. ... A cell and galleries at Londons Newgate Prison in 1896. ... Detox, short for detoxification, in general is the removal of toxic substances from the body. ... I Dont Want to Be is a song by Gavin DeGraw appearing on his 2003 debut album Chariot. ... Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ...


Career

Originally, DeGraw started in Manhattan clubs, drawing several of his home town fans. He made his big break when "I Don't Want to Be" was chosen as the theme song for the teen drama One Tree Hill. The song has also been performed on American Idol, Australian Idol and Idol (Norway) by various contestants during different seasons. Two of DeGraw's other songs, "Follow Through" and "Chariot," have also achieved popularity and radio play. His song "We Belong Together" was also featured in the 2006 film Tristan and Isolde. In 2004, DeGraw released an acoustic version of his album Chariot called Chariot Stripped. DeGraw and his band recorded the album live in the studio, in only one take on the vocals, seeking an intimate effect. This article is about the borough of New York City. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... One Tree Hill is a teen television drama created by Mark Schwahn that premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB Television Network. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Australian Idol is a Logie Award-winning Australian singing competition, which began its first season on July 27, 2003. ... Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne is a television show on the Norwegian television channel TV 2, based on the popular British show Pop Idol. ... Follow Through is a single by Gavin DeGraw released in 2005. ... Chariot is a single by Gavin DeGraw released in 2005, taken from his 2003 album Chariot. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... Tristan & Isolde is a 2006 German/British/American film based on the medieval romantic legend of Tristan and Iseult. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Chariot is an album by Gavin DeGraw, first released in 2003 on J Records. ...

DeGraw at a concert in Georgia in 2005
DeGraw at a concert in Georgia in 2005

Since 2004, his profile has grown, bringing him to other states as he tours the country. He made his television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly. DeGraw has also appeared on television shows such as The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Live with Regis and Kelly. Recently, he has been seen in cameos on Dead Like Me, What I Like About You, and American Dreams. He also appeared in One Tree Hill, singing "I Don't Want to Be" and "Chariot" at Karen's Cafe. DeGraw has released a number of music videos as well, including "I Don't Want to Be", "Follow Through" and "Chariot". The latter was directed by Zach Braff, who also directed music videos for Joshua Radin. Last Call with Carson Daly is a late night NBC talk show, hosted by former MTV VJ Carson Daly. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... For the television sitcom, see Ellen (TV series) and The Ellen Show. ... Live with Regis and Kelly is a syndicated American television talk show, hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. ... Dead Like Me is an American television comedy-drama starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers in Seattle, Washington. ... What I Like About You is an American television sitcom set mainly in New York City, following the lives of two sisters, Valerie Tyler (Jennie Garth) and Holly Tyler (Amanda Bynes). ... American Dreams was an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network. ... Zachary Israel Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. ... Joshua Radin (Cleveland, Ohio) is an acoustic-alternative singer/songwriter. ...


His brother Joey is also a recording artist who has played guitar and sung with him on his tour to promote his album Chariot. DeGraw has toured with such acts as Barenaked Ladies, Butterfly Boucher, The Allman Brothers Band, Marc Broussard, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian alternative rock band currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, and formerly Andy Creeggan. ... Butterfly Boucher (pronounced bow-cher with a hard ch sound, unlike the French pronunciation) is an Australian singer/songwriter. ... The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ... Marc Broussards major label debut Carencro (2004). ... Jason Thomas Mraz (born June 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, a suburb of Richmond. ... Maroon 5 is a soul-influenced American band originating from Los Angeles, California. ...


DeGraw has also recorded his own compilations of his songs on strippedmusic.com including several versions of his songs, such as "Belief", "Chariot", "Meaning", "Follow Through", "I Don't Want To Be, as well as a cover of Leon Russell's "A Song For You". He also has an interview talking about his life and music on the site. Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ...


According to DeGraw's official site, he returned to the studio on September 1, 2006 to begin recording his next album. RCA has announced that the album will be available May 6, 2008. The first single, "In Love With A Girl" was released on February 5th, 2008. The album will be self-titled and will feature "In Love With A Girl" as well as many fan favorites that Gavin has been performing on the road for years now. is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Albums

Year Title U.S. NET NOR SWE ITA
2001
Gavin Live (indie release)
2003
Chariot (Platinum)
103
6
2
21
2004
Chariot Stripped
56
2008
Gavin DeGraw
7
13
44

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Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. Pop UK IRE AUS NZ NET ITA NOR SWE
2004 "I Don't Want to Be"
10
32
25
19
30
9
6
15
Chariot
2005 "Chariot"
30
21
114
12
27
19
"Follow Through"
52
13
12
2006 "Just Friends"
21
"We Belong Together"
26
25
Gavin DeGraw
2008 "In Love with a Girl"
24
25
22
41

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Compilations

  • "We Are the Champions", from the album Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen (2005)
  • "Jealous Guy", from the album One Tree Hill, Vol. 2: Friends with Benefit (2006)

Awards and nominations

Year Award
2005 Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Soundtrack Single of the Year ("I Don't Want to Be")
2005 Radio Music Award nomination for Song of the Year/Mainstream Top 40 Radio ("I Don't Want to Be")

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References

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External links

  • Gavin DeGraw's official website
  • Gavin DeGraw's official fan club, GDG
  • Gavin DeGraw at the Internet Movie Database
  • Gavin DeGraw at TV.com
  • Gavin DeGraw collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
  • Music videos at AOL Video
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