Founded by Matt Scannell and Keith Kane when both were attending Georgetown University, the duo recorded and toured extensively throughout the Northeast releasing 3 albums independently There and Back Again; Running on Ice and Live Stages before signing with RCA in 1999.
The first release Everything You Want sold 2 million copies with the title song being #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts. The song was the most played song of 2000.
In addition to the success with “Everything You Want”, the band also garnered success at radio with “You’re a God” and “The Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)”.
In 2005, “The Best I Every Had (Blue Sky Morning)” becomes a Top 10 country hit for Gary Allen
Vertical Horizon songs have been featured in many film and TV series including Bruce Almighty (“You’re A God”), One Tree Hill (“Echo”), Smallville (“Goodbye Again”) and Alias (“You’re A God”, “Give You Back”)
Management changes at RCA delayed the release of their 2nd major label album Go. In 2004 released from their contract, Vertical Horizon takes a self imposed hiatus allowing the founding members to pursue other projects.
Spending 2005-2007 writing, Vertical Horizon has just completed recording their new album Burning the Days slated for release in 2009. Highlights of the new album include “The Lucky One”, “Afterglow” and “Save Me From Myself”. To support the album, the band is planning on touring extensively beginning in the summer of this year.