- Has been singing since he was in the second grade.
- Former member of bands Axium and MWK.
- Released an independent solo album Analog Heart in 2006.
- Winner of Season 7 of American Idol (2008); runner-up was David Archuletta.
- Andrew Cook — Brother
- Adam Cook — Brother
- Beth Foraker — Mother
- Kimberly Caldwell — Ex-significant Other
- Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO (2006)
- Birth Place: Houston, TX
- Birthday: December 20, 1982, Sagittarius
- Profession: Reality cast member, Singer