Although he was never actually crowned an “American Idol” when he was in the running in the show’s fifth season, North Carolina native Chris Daughtry only trails first season winner Kelly Clarkson and fourth season winner Carrie Underwood in terms of post-Idol success.
In fact, after the release of Chris’s self-titled debut, which featured hit single “It’s Not Over” the platinum-selling album was the fastest-selling debut rock album in history. Now simply known as “Daughtry,” Chris and his revolving lineup of musicians is a hit in both mainstream and Christian music circles. His friendship with Third Day and Lifehouse as well as his faith-friendly songs like "Home" have helped him impact listeners far beyond "surface listening."
In addition to making his own music, Daughtry also added his distinctive vocals to “Slow Down,” a standout track on Third Day’s 2008 album, Revelation.