- Began singing and playing guitar as a teenager.
- A self-taught guitarist, he released his first album, So I'm Told, in 2008, and a follow-up album, Slumberland, in 2010.
- Landed a spot on American Idol when accompanying a friend - who wasn't picked - to the auditions in Chicago.
- Winner of season 9 of American Idol; runner-up was Crystal Bowersox.
- Has the lyrics to a Cat Stevens song tattooed on his arm.
- Jonna Walsh — Wife
- Lee DeWyze Sr. — Father
- Kathleen DeWyze — Mother
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