Gavin DeGraw On Olympic Music, Football Music & More

The always hilarious Gavin DeGraw explained how he landed songs in the NFL and the Olympics, his first GRAMMY nom and more with Damon and Gina J backstage at the GRAMMYs.

A comment on his latest video says “Gavin DeGraw continues to claw his way up the music ladder like Wolverine (except for not being hot with his shirt off).”  We’re not sure about that last bit, but the singer-songwriter certainly has come a long way.  In the past year alone, DeGraw has released his fifth studio album Make A Move, was nominated for his first GRAMMY for his duet with Colbie Caillat “We Both Know,” and he even landed some tunes in the Heisman Trophy ads and the Olympics!

“It’s my first nomination, it’s a bit like prom night for me, I’m a little nervous,” DeGraw admitted backstage.  “I’m not sure what to wear, I might go underwear shopping.”

“[Colbie] and I spoke after we heard about the nomination and it’s a bit surreal when you get nominated. It didn’t really sink in instantly, and for days and days you’re like ‘I can’t believe it’,” he recalled of hearing the big news.  “You don’t write a song, or perform a song, for an award, but when you get recognized by your community, it’s obviously very flattering.”

As he continues to promote the release of Make A Move, DeGraw will be all over the wide world of sports this winter.  “I wrote a song with Martin Johnson, called ‘Everything will Change,’ and it got picked up to be the official song of the US Olympic team,” DeGraw said.  “Also, a song I wrote called ‘Leading Man’ with Kevin Rudolf, got picked up to be the song for all the Heisman Trophy ads and all that stuff for the NFL.  It’s been really cool.”

Check out the full interview below:

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