The Fray is a Grammy Award-nominated four-piece piano rock band with Christian influences. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, the Denver-based group achieved mainstream success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005. The band is best known for the Grammy-nominated song "How to Save a Life", which charted in the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 and was also a top 5 single in Canada, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The Fray also found national success with the song "Over My Head (Cable Car)" which became a top ten hit in the United States. How to Save a Life was certified double platinum by the RIAA, and was also certified platinum in Australia, Canada and the UK.
The band released their sophomore self-titled album in 2009, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The album spawned the hit singles "You Found Me" – which reached the number-one spot in Australia and charted in the top ten in the United States – and the Grammy-nominated "Never Say Never". The Fray signed on for the 2008/2009 year as an ambassador for VH1's "Save The Music Foundation"