Gavin Shane Degraw was born February 4, 1977. He is an American artist and vocalist musician. He is known for his melodies "Follow Through", "In Love with a Girl", "Chariot", "I Don't Want to Be" which is the signature melody for the TV dramatization arrangement One Tree Hill, "Not Over You", "Soldier", “Best I Ever Had”, "Sweeter" and ""Soldier".
Degraw acted like an adult in the Catskills in South Fallsburg, New York
Gavin Degraw rose to acclaim in 2003, when "I Don't Want to Be" was picked as the signature tune for adolescent show One Tree Hill. The melody has additionally been performed on American Idol and also Idol Sweden by different contenders throughout diverse seasons.
He has showed up in an on-screen part in three One Tree Hill scenes. His first presence was in 2004, throughout ("You Gotta Go There to Come Back"); he was seen singing "Chariot" and "I Don't Want to Be" and at Karen's Cafe. Gavin Degraw's second presence was in the season 5 finale, ("What Comes After the Blues") where he was seen singing "I Don't Want to Be" with Jamie Scott (Jackson Brundage) and performs in the arrangement last scene, ("One Tree Hill"). In the arrangement finale, he sang "Soldier", "I Don't Want to Be” and "Belief" at Tric's tenth Anniversary party.[
Gavin Degraw has discharged various music motion pictures also, incorporating "Follow Through", "I Don't Want to Be", and "Chariot". The recent was regulated by Zach Braff, who additionally controlled music motion pictures for Joshua Radin. "More Than Anyone" was chosen by fanatics of One Tree Hill through a Cingular Wireless challenge as the first wedding move tune for Nathan & Haley in the third season finale "The Show Must Go On."
On August 8, 2011, Degraw was hospitalized in the wake of being ambushed by a few individuals in New York City. Police said an assembly of men assaulted Degraw early Sunday morning at Sixth Street and First Avenue in the East Village, close to The National Underground. He endured a broken nose, a blackout, two bruised eyes and cuts to his face. Just minutes after the strike, Gavin Degraw was then struck by a taxi. He was conceded to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital Center for medication. He needed to scratch off his planned August 9 execution at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, placed in Saratoga Springs, New York
He however returned stronger and did not give up only on account of these negligible tragedies!