Scott and Matt Thomas talk about their dad in almost every interview. He was a huge influence on the brothers (musical taste and work ethic). Their mom attends every show she can, usually with jars of pickled ocra in tow.
In their younger years they tried to form a hard rock band and even worked worked briefly with Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue.
Drummer Scott Thomas was shot during a robbery in 2010. He almost died and required several years of physical therapy. "Another Day Gone" was influenced by the shooting.
Before they made it big their total credit card debt (from touring on the road) was over $100,000.