A road trip from Los Angeles, after he and his singing partner sent in a tape, brought 23-year-old Nick Brownell to CMT's Can You Duet auditions in Nashville. Hailing from Sandusky, Ohio, Nick has loved to sing ever since he was a small child. He's been playing the guitar since the age of 17 and is also skilled on the harmonica, drums, bass and piano. A full-time musician, his 1-year-old son gives him the motivation he needs to succeed. Nick confesses he has enjoyed every minute of this experience and is grateful to have the opportunity. His musical style is influenced from the rock genre, and he listens to the likes of Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page.