Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards in 2008, and all three of the band's albums at the time peaked in the top five of the UK Albums Chart.
Their third album, Because of the Times, also reached the number one spot.
After the release of Only by the Night in September 2008 the band achieved chart success in the United States.
The singles "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody", and "Notion" all peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.
They were either home-schooled by their mother, or enrolled in small parochial schools at this time.
Except for a five-year period when they settled in Jackson, Tennessee, the Followills' childhoods were spent driving through the southern United States in a purple 1988 Oldsmobile, camping for a week or two wherever Ivan was scheduled to preach.
The versions of "Wasted Time" and "California Waiting" on the EP differ from their album versions, however, with the first having a more tense riff and different vocal style than the same track off Youth and Young Manhood, the second being recorded in a rush to finish the EP.
They said, 'All right, we'll come down in one month and see you guys.'" Later in the interview Caleb admitted to the brothers "kidnapping" their cousin Matthew from his hometown in Mississippi for him to join the band.
June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (b.
November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Matthew Followill (b. The band's early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound.
Kings of Leon's Jared Followill is now engaged, reports Just
A rep for Followill confirmed to the site that the bassist proposed to girlfriend Martha Patterson on April 11th at his Nashville home.Jared attended Mount Juliet High School, while Matthew was born and reared in Mississippi.