Formed in 2002 by established singer/songwriter Brady Seals, Hot Apple Pie's distinctly diverse rendering of country, pop, and R&B carries with it a pedigree for success. Seals, a touring musician since the age of 16, shares the blood of numerous industry heavyweights, including Jimmy Seals of Seals & Crofts, songwriters Troy and Chuck Seals, as well as country star Dan Seals. From 1991 to 1995 he toured and recorded with the band Little Texas, scoring a Grammy nomination for the song "Amy's Back in Austin." After a prolific but ultimately disappointing foray into a solo career, Seals formed Hot Apple Pie with longtime collaborators, guitarist Sparky Matejka and drummer Trey Landry. Their self-titled debut was released by Dreamworks in the summer of 2005.