- 10:09 AM, Jan 17
Hot Chelle Rae members were inevitably born to sing because their parents were musical pedigrees who inherit their love of music to their children. Brothers Ryan and Jamie Follese are the descendants of Nashville songwriters Keith and Adrienne Follese. Nash Overstreet is the son of five-time BMI songwriter of the year, Paul Overstreet, while Ian Keaggy's dad is Grammy-nominated guitarist and multiple Dove Award recipient, Phil Keaggy.
The band were formed under the name Miracle Drug in 2005 when Ryan and Nash met. But they soon changed the moniker to Hot Chelle Rae after drawing inspiration from MySpace. "There was a girl on Myspace whose profile name was 'Chelle Rae' and her pictures were hot, but she was stealing a model's pictures and putting them on her profile," Ryan said. They began their career by doing numerous shows and writing a lot of songs.