Key was born William Ryan Key on December 17, 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida.
He first used a piano at the age of 7 and a guitar at age 13.
The band then released the Still Standing EP in early 2000.
Shortly after the release of their EP, Todd Clary left the band. The band then moved to Camarillo, CA after being signed to Lobster Records. The group released their third album, One for the Kids in 2001 and followed up with The Underdog EP in 2002.
Although the song debuted at number 52 on the Billboard charts it skyrocketed to the number one spot in just one week.