Rock, Pop, Television Personality, American Idol Winner, Male, 2010s
"There's something undeniably appealing about him as he sings -- a guy worn ragged by the world but still retaining that sense of hope that refuses to give in." — USA Today
"Lee DeWyze's post "Idol" debut is free of glam, manufactured controversy, over-thetop production, and fashion overkill." — The Huffington Post
Lee DeWyze has a signature vocal character balancing grit and warmth, and his songs uniquely blend and bend genres; in short, he's known for his heart-on-sleeve music, his resolute vocals, sincere lyrical style, and accessible modesty. With his rough-hewn voice and laid-back Midwestern charm, Lee DeWyze won over millions of viewers as a contestant and eventual winner of the ninth season of American Idol. An accomplished singer, guitarist, and songwriter who had already built a following on the Chicago club scene by the time he auditioned for Idol, DeWyze displays his true nature as an artist on his major-label debut Live It Up. The title track captures the easy-going sprit of the album — a breezy blend of rootsy pop, rock, and folk, anchored by DeWyze's soulful, husky voice and bright-sounding acoustic guitar.