May 19, 2008 12:00 PM

This MySpace phenom, 21, has notched a debut CD, Don’t Look Away, a role on One Tree Hill and a tour with Natasha Bedingfield starting May 21.

THE WHITEST LIGHT They’re an awesome unsigned band who ended up opening for us. Their songs are really catchy and they have so much energy. “Miracle” is a really fun one.

PADDY CASEY He’s from Ireland and reminds me of David Gray. Great rainy-day music, really unique voice.

AMY KUNEY I stumbled into an L.A. lounge she was playing at. She totally worked it! She’s like Fiona Apple and Sarah McLachlan. An amazing lyricist.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY They’re an unbelievable instrumental band. When I need to chill out on tour, I paint, and I always listen to Explosions in the Sky when I’m painting.

BRANDON WHYDE I discovered him when I was playing side stage for Jack Johnson in Indianapolis while I was a freshman at Miami University of Ohio. He’s kind of Bob Dylanish or Paul Simonish.

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