Rising Star 2007

Hinder is a five member band from Oklahoma City, OK. Their members consist of
Austin Winkler – vocalist, Joe “Blower” Garvey and Mark King – guitar, Mike Rodden – bass and Cody Hanson – drums. The group was formed in 2001 by Cody Hanson, Joe Garvey and Austin Winkler. They released their first album titled Far From Close on the independent record label Brickden Records. It sold about 5000 copies. After being offered record deals from numerous major labels, Hinder signed with Universal Records in 2005. Their debut effort, Extreme Behavior, has a total of ten tracks, five of which reached the top ten, with three that hit number one. Hinder entered the rock scene with their debut single Get Stoned. The song reached number four on the mainstream rock charts. Their second single Lips of An Angel hit number one on several charts worldwide including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S. pop 100.