The beginnings from the rock group Graham Colton Music group came when singer/guitarist Graham Colton, born and raised in Oklahoma Town, moved to Dallas to wait Southern Methodist School and met an area guitarist known only as Turtle. Both began writing music together before starting up with another guitarist, Drew Nichols. The 4th person in the group was teenage drummer Jordan Elder, who subsequently earned bassist Ryan Tallent. The Graham Colton Music group built up an area following that ultimately resulted in an invitation to open up for Keeping track of Crows. That was accompanied by additional support expenses with John Mayer, Jewel, as well as the Dave Matthews Music group. And everything that exposure subsequently resulted in a agreement with Universal Information. In July 2003, the group proceeded to go into Atlanta’s Southern Songs studio with maker Brendan O’Brien (known for his use Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen) behind the table. The effect was their debut recording, Drive, released in-may 2004 and followed, naturally, by considerable touring.