Gavin DeGraw is an American musician and singer. He is famous for singing “I dont wanna be” the opening song of hit american TV Teen drama One Tree Hill. “Not Over You”, “Soldier” and “Sweeter” are his hits from album Sweeter.
Gavin DeGraw was born in South Fallsburg, New York on February 4, 1977. He grew up in New York. He referenced his parents professions in his song “I Don Wanna Be”. His dad Wayne DeGraw was a prison guard and his mom Lynne DeGraw was a detox specialist. He has two older siblings. His sister is named Neeka and a brother named Joey. It was his brother’s advice that he began writing his own songs.
Gavin DeGraw rose to fame in 2003, when “I Don’t Want to Be” was chosen as the theme song for teen drama One Tree Hill. He released his debut album, Chariot in July 2003. Chariot sold over a million copies and earned platinum certification.
Chariot, Gavin DeGraw, Free, Sweeter and Make a Move Gavin DeGraw’s five albums till date. He has appeared in 4 One Tree Hill episodes. In his appearance he sang I Dont Wanna Be at Karen’s cafe.