Anderson East walks the line separating throwback rock & roll and soul within the boundaries of Americana. Graced with a gravelly voice equally suited for punchy pop and introspective folk, East released a pair of albums on his own at the dawn of the 2010s before making the leap to the majors with 2015's Delilah. He received some attention for that record, but it was 2018's Encore that got him onto the Billboard charts and snagged him a Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Performance in 2018 for "All on My Mind." He capitalized on that momentum with 2021's moody, soulful Maybe We Never Die.
Anderson East was born Michael Anderson in 1988 in Athens, Alabama, a small town not far from Huntsville. His grandfather was a Baptist preacher, and gospel music was favored at home. There wasn't much pop or rock in his household, so he tended ... Read Full Biography