Graham Colton
American musician
Graham Colton
Graham Colton is an American Singer/Songwriter from Oklahoma City, OK. His most recent album Pacific Coast Eyes Vol. 2 was released in October 2011. Colton's songs have been featured on numerous TV shows including American Idol, Pretty Little Liars, Kyle XY, Oprah's Big Give, Newport Harbor, Castle, Wildfire, October Road Fall promo, HBO Winter promo, Sundance promo, and many others. Colton has spent the last year on tour promoting 'Pacific Coast Eyes Vol.
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Conversations with The Fray's Isaac Slade, Los Lonely Boys' Henry Garza, Graham Colton and Michael Schenker, Plus a Jordan Mayland & The Thermal Detonators Exclusive
Huffington Post - about 3 years
A Conversation with The Fray's Isaac Slade Mike Ragogna: How do you feel you did on your recent Jimmy Kimmel appearance and does performing on network television for millions get you guys a teensy bit nervous before or during a performance or are you hardcore broadcast warriors by now? Isaac Slade: You know, I do still get nervous. Usually, when we're trying something new--new song with new lyrics, new city we've never played in. We've done Kimmel enough though that he puts me right at ease. He's so chill, helps a lot. We always say, "Hey," side stage right before we play. Jimmy's a class act. MR: Can you take us on a quick tour of Helios' songs, it's creation, et cetera? IS: Yeah. We started writing Helios last January. We hammered out maybe three dozen songs, all over the map. Wrote with a handful of other writers on this album, which we've never done before. It was thrilling to see how the real pros get it done. We put together band demos at our studio in Denver and then start ...
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Kelly Clarkson Shows Off Slimmed-Down Bod at Billboard Music Awards
US Magazine - almost 5 years
Looking good, Kelly! Kelly Clarkson has definitely been slimming down in preparation for the debut of her new ABC singing competition Duets -- and showed off the impressive results at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday night. PHOTOS: What all the stars wore at the Billboard Awards The inaugural American Idol winner and "Stronger" singer, 30, wore a daring pink gown with a seriously plunging neckline and cutouts in the side, all showcasing a newly taut, skinnier figure. Crooning her new single "Darkside" live for the first time, Clarkson kept her makeup look fairly simple, and wore her wavy brown locks down to her shoulders. PHOTOS: Amazing American Idol makeovers Clarkson, whose weight has fluctuated up and down since her days on American Idol, will be hitting the small screen again this week when her new ABC singing competition Duet debuts later this week with Robin Thicke, Jennifer Nettles and John Legend. Back in March, Us Weekly broke news that C ...
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'American Idol' Fresh Out Of Saves For Colton Dixon
MTV News - almost 5 years
Seeming front-runner shockingly voted off the show, joined in the bottom three by Elise Testone and Hollie Cavanagh. By Adam Graham Colton Dixon on "American Idol" Photo: Fox "Bad Romance" turned out just plain bad for Colton Dixon on Thursday (April 19), as the 20-year-old Tennessean — who had never before landed in the bottom three — was voted off "American Idol." Dixon found himself at the bottom of the 53 million votes cast following Wednesday's performance episode. Dixon, the Mohawk-mullet-wearing emo-rocker who entered "Idol" initially only as a show of moral support for his sister, performed a goth-lite version of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on Wednesday's show, as well as an emo reading of Earth, Wind & Fire's "September." When given the news he had been voted off — and would indeed be going home, since the judges used their one-and-only save for the season last week to rescue Jessica Sanchez from oblivion — Dixon said sorry to his fans. "I need to apolo ...
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Green River Ordinance, Oklahoma City artist perform in Meacham
The Oklahoma Daily - almost 5 years
A pair of local southwest artists graced the stage in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium Wednesday night when Oklahoma City native Graham Colton opened up for headliner Green River Ordinance.
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Graham Colton Releases 'Pacific Coast Eyes'
Voice of America - almost 5 years
Singer-songwriter <a class="fplink fp-103479" href="/Graham+Colton+1"><a class="fplink fp-103479" href="/Graham+Colton+1">Graham Colton</a></a> credits the popular US TV show American Idol for his success. But he didn't win, he wasn't even a contestant. Instead, his song "Best Days" was featured at the end of the show when a finalist was eliminated. The song became an Internet sensation and Graham was named iTunes' "Top New Pop Artist of 2007." &lt;!--AV--&gt; Oklahoma native <a class="fplink fp-103479" href="/Graham+Colton+1"><a class="fplink fp-103479" href="/Graham+Colton+1">Graham Colton</a></a> started off with dreams of a football career, leading his high school to the state championship in 1998. But even then, much of his time was spent playing music. "Music has always been a part of my life," Colton explains.  "When I played football I would play Friday nights and on Saturdays I would play [music] at a Mexican food restaurant. That was kind of my thing." <a class="fplink ...
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Graham Colton, Live From the Living Room
NewsOK.com Blogs - almost 5 years
Oklahoma City’s <a class="fplink fp-103479" href="/Graham+Colton+1">Graham Colton</a> will perform a live, 30-minute show in his living room tonight at 7 p.m. Central. It’s a “pay what you can” affair, basically the Radiohead model of artist support, so go here, support <a class="fplink fp-103479" href="/Graham+Colton+1">Graham Colton</a> and enjoy a great live set.
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Penny Lazo Works For Universal Records and Gets Celebrities To Pose for Pics ... - Dallas Observer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I&#39;ve also worked with Graham Colton, The Nixons, Rhett Miller, Element 80, Jack Ingram, Pantera, Hellyeah (when they were on Fontana), The Toadies, Forever the Sickest Kids, Flyleaf, The Polyphonic Spree, and more! What happened to the young Penny to
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New concerts coming to town: Death Cab for Cutie - STLtoday.com
Google News - over 5 years
Stephen Kellogg &amp; the Sixers, Jon McLaughlin, Graham Colton, 7 pm Nov. 29, $16-$18. Rachael Yamagata, 9 pm Dec. 7, $18-$20. Both shows on sale at 5 pm today. Ticketmaster. All Get Out, the Felix Culpa, 8 pm Oct. 3, $10. Blitz the Ambassador, 8:30 pm
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Stephen Kellog & the Sixers, Rachel Yamagata coming to Blueberry Hill - STLtoday.com
Google News - over 5 years
... are new concerts coming to Blueberry Hill&#39;s Duck Room. -- Stephen Kellog &amp; the Sixers, Jon McLaughlin, Graham Colton, 7 pm Nov. 29, $16-$18 Both shows go on sale at 5 pm Friday at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and at the venue
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Graham Colton – Interview & Music Video - Zoiks! Online
Google News - over 5 years
Graham Colton is a nice mixture of singer songwriter and late 90&#39;s rock star. He mixes the influence of artists like Dave Matthews and John Mayer and combines them with his influence from Maroon 5 and The Counting Crows. Graham Colton is back with a
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Manitowoc's Metro Jam begins Friday - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Graham Colton, whose song &quot;Best Days&quot; figured prominently in the 2008 season of &quot;American Idol,&quot; performs right before Cracker, at 7 pm Saturday. Colton has toured with Counting Crows, John Mayer and Maroon 5. Cracker, carrying the banner for &quot;Teen
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Entertainment calendar for June 16 - Lincolnshire Review
Google News - over 5 years
June 27: Graham Colton Band. $14/$18. June 28: Kaki King, $20/$24. June 29: David Wax Museum. $8/$12. June 30: Joel Frankel &amp; Down Boy Down (folk rock). $12/$15. July 1: JD Souther with Jill Andrews (country rock). $22/$26
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6-11 Community: your news - Edmond Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Guests can bid on items including courtside Oklahoma City Thunder tickets, luxurious trips to New York and Cozumel, beautiful jewelry, a helicopter ride with the Oklahoma City Police Department and even a private Graham Colton concert
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Entertainment calendar for June 9 - Morton Grove Champion
Google News - over 5 years
June 27: Graham Colton Band. $14/$18. June 28 : Kaki King, $20/$24. June 30: Joel Frankel &amp; Down Boy Down (folk rock). $12/$15. July 1 : JD Souther with Jill Andrews (country rock). $22/$26. July 2: Erwin Helfer&#39;s Chicago Boogie Ensemble with Ken
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Wednesday Video Spotlight: Graham Colton plays, talks about “Loves Come Back ... - NewsOK.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Nationally known Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Graham Colton recently performed and talked about “Love Comes Back Around,” from his 2011 album “Pacific Coast Eyes,” on Cambio.com. Colton will kick off the Lower Bricktown Live concert series,
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Best Bets for May 20-22, 2011: Hear Josh Groban, Goo Goo Dolls, Billy Joe ... - NewsOK.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
CONCHO — Hear the Goo Goo Dolls with Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Graham Colton at 8 pm Saturday at Lucky Star Casino, 7777 N US 81. Doors open at 7 pm Information: 262-7612 or www.luckystarcasino.org. 2. See the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre&#39;s
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Metro Jam announces more performers - Herald Times Reporter
Google News - almost 6 years
Graham Colton, whose song “Best Days” was featured on the 2008 season of “American Idol,” will be among the performers at Metro Jam in downtown Manitowoc next month. / Submitted MANITOWOC — Metro Jam organizers have announced three more performers
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Kendra Meinert column: Dr. Freeze and the Icemen play it cool for blues fans - Green Bay Press Gazette
Google News - almost 6 years
Stay for Cracker as the headliner at the free Metro Jam on June 25 in Manitowoc, but get there early for an intriguing lineup of just-announced openers, Graham Colton, Freedy Johnston and Alison Scott. Weekend editor Kendra Meinert writes about local
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Graham Colton Goes Back To Basics - Alternative Addiction
Google News - almost 6 years
For his brand new album Pacific Coast Eyes, Graham Colton says he returned to the formula that helped him break into the industry, writing personal lyrics and staying true to his sound. “I feel like I wanted songs on the album that were my songs and my
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Graham Colton
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 32
    Colton's latest album Lonely Ones, produced by Chad Copelin and Jarod Evans at Blackwatch Studios, was released on January 21, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Lonely Ones was inspired by Colton's collaborations with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips and features Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips on guitar. "Born To Raise Hell", the first music video from Lonely Ones, premiered on PopMatters on November 7, 2013. The song was inspired by a story told by Colton's co-producer Chad Copelin about his father picking up a hitchhiker in the 70s who turned out to be serial killer Richard Speck. Colton released a series of live in-studio performances from the album called "The Lonely Sessions." In conjunction with the Lonely Ones Tour with Seattle indie band Cumulus, Colton released the Lonely Ones Tour EP on Noisetrade featuring two collaborations with The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne: "Don't Take My Sunshine Away," made popular by the band Sparklehorse, and an alternate version of "Another Night."
    His most recent album, Lonely Ones, was released on January 21, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Colton's songs have been featured on numerous TV shows including American Idol, Pretty Little Liars, Kyle XY, Oprah's Big Give, Newport Harbor, Castle, Wildfire, October Road Fall promo, HBO Winter promo, Sundance promo, and many others. In the fall of 2011, he developed the "Go Natural" tour partnering with CNGnow.com and became their first featured artist. He traveled the country in an energy-efficient Natural Gas powered vehicle while logging the money saved & calculating his eco footprint via social media. He has recently been collaborating with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    Colton collaborated with Lindsey Ray in the summer of 2011 under the name Sooner the Sunset and recorded a handful of songs for a self-titled EP released October 2, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The band's first single "All Because of You" was released on iTunes in March 2012.
    After writing a handful of new songs he chose to re-release the album in October 2011 as Pacific Coast Eyes Volume 2 adding three new songs and three bonus tracks.
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    Officially released in April 2011, the album would be Colton's first official full length independent release.
    More Details Hide Details The album was highly praised and reached the top of the iTunes singer songwriter chart. Colton enlisted David Green and Jon Cooper to direct/produce the music video for "Pacific Coast Eyes". It was filmed in three days in Los Angeles. Colton would again embark on a US headlining tour as well as open for artists including Sheryl Crow, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Colin Hay, Mat Kearney, and Ben Rector.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    Colton began recording songs with producer Tommy Walter in 2010 that would later become Pacific Coast Eyes.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    Graham made his national television debut on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, February 2, 2008, with a full band performance of "Best Days" which included a three-piece string section.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly thereafter, he travelled to New York to perform on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman on March 13 and NBC's Today Show on the 14th, again with full band and strings. The next week, he performed on CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on March 19, with a stripped down acoustic performance with strings. The week after, he travelled back to New York for a solo acoustic performance on Live with Regis and Kelly on the 27th, making that the third consecutive week with a national television performance. On April 9, Graham returned to Los Angeles to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
    Colton officially parted ways with Universal/Republic records in 2008 and quickly began writing songs for what would later become the Twenty Something EP.
    More Details Hide Details As a newly independent artist, Colton enlisted touring band mates Chad Copelin & Jarod Evans to produce the EP at Blackwatch Studios in Norman, Oklahoma. Colton played several solo acoustic shows in support of the EP including a month of tour dates with longtime pals NEEDTOBREATHE.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    After spending the majority of 2005 on the road with Kelly Clarkson, who he also dated, Colton began writing songs for what would become his solo follow up, Here Right Now, which was released in late October 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard New Artist/Heatseeker chart, and #4 Pop Album/#11 Top Album charts on iTunes. Upon release of the album, Graham returned to the road for a series of solo performances with Vanessa Carlton. On March 10, 2008, Graham mentioned that a full tour would be announced in early 2008 for this album. He also performed to promote the album on the Today Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and the Late Show with David Letterman. The lead track, "Best Days", was chosen as single of the week at iTunes and subsequently, Graham was named by its editors as a 'Top New Pop Artist' of '07. In addition, the track landed coverage in Billboard magazine with a 'Singles Review' and was the subject of their 'Breaking and Entering' feature. The music video for the song was directed by highly acclaimed director Nigel Dick, and made its TRL debut on MTV shortly after it was filmed. MTV proceeded to use four songs from the album as part of their 'Featured Artist Program' for the hit show, Newport Harbor.
  • 2004
    Age 22
    Colton was invited for another tour in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The Graham Colton Band signed a record deal with Universal Records. The group started recording sessions with producer Brendan O'Brien at the Southern Tracks studio in Atlanta, GA. The resulting album Drive was released in May 2004. To support the album, performance dates were arranged with various high-profile acts, including John Mayer, O.A.R., Maroon 5 and the Dave Matthews Band. Guitarist Aben Eubanks served as an unofficial member of the band. After extensive touring through 2006, the band officially parted ways.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    Adam Duritz invited Colton to perform as a supporting act for the Counting Crows in their 2002 fall tour.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 16
    Colton graduated from Heritage Hall School, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While there, he was the quarterback of the football team. Together with his childhood friend and teammate Wes Welker, now a star wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, Colton led his team to a class 2A state championship in 1998 against the Tishomingo Indians.
    More Details Hide Details In the process, Colton and Welker set multiple state passing and receiving records, respectively. After leaving his hometown of Oklahoma City to attend Southern Methodist University, Colton began writing and performing songs in Dallas pubs and coffee houses. During this time, Colton perceived an appreciable demand for his music. Colton began recording songs for a growing local fan base; his self-titled demo, Graham Colton, became a local favorite and a top seller on the popular music website Awarestore.com. Soon after, Colton formed the Graham Colton Band alongside Brian 'Turtle' Turton, Jordan Elder, Drew Nichols, & Ryan Tallent. The band's first trip outside of Texas included a tour stop at DC Sessions in Washington, DC. There, the band struck up a friendship with New Orleans band Better Than Ezra and frontman Kevin Griffin. They would perform with Better than Ezra off and on for the next 2 years and begin collaborating with Griffin on several songs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on November 6, 1981.
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