They were either home-schooled by their mother, or enrolled in small parochial schools at this time.Except for a five-year period when they settled in Jackson, Tennessee, the Followills' childhoods were spent driving through the southern United States in a purple 1988 Oldsmobile, camping for a week or two wherever Ivan was scheduled to preach.After the release of Only by the Night in September 2008 the band achieved chart success in the United States.The singles "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody", and "Notion" all peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, "While Ivan preached at churches and tent revivals throughout Oklahoma and the Deep South, the boys attended services and were occasionally enlisted to bang on some drums".
June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (b.
November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Matthew Followill (b. The band's early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound.
The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill (b.
January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (b.