O.A.R. released their first album, The Wanderer, prior to graduating high school and stayed together throughout college with all members attending The Ohio State University. Recording two additional albums before leaving Columbus, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full-time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs.
Phillip Phillips' biggest single last year, the quadruple-platinum “Home,” showcases the American Idol season 11 winner’s rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills. “Home” served as the lead single from The World from the Side of the Moon—a platinum-selling album that shot to #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. Phillips’ widely acclaimed debut album also features the platinum single “Gone, Gone, Gone.”