Harold "Bo" Bice was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on November 1, 1975. By the time Bo was two, his love for music was apparent and it wasn't long before he was given his very first guitar. No one was really surprised when he chose to follow a musical path, joining bands such as Purge and SuperMoney along the way. On a dare from his mother, Bice tried out for American Idol,and much to his astonishment heard the words "We'll see you in Hollywood" after his audition. Bo impressed the judges with his stage presence and gritty, soulful Southern voice. Most importantly, he impressed America, who brought the 29-year-old singer back to the show, week after week, until he finally made it into the finals. And although he was American Idol 2005 runner-up, Bice came out with a recording contract of his own. His first single, "Inside Your Heaven," was released in June 2005, with his debut album due four months later.