Reid Umstattd: "Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)"
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Resident: Austin, Texas
Reid is no stranger to the music scene. In college, he and his roommate formed an alternative rock band, Nelo, which traveled around the Southeast and eventually landed an independent record deal. Nelo's first album debuted at #21 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and over the next nine years, the band released three albums and two EPs. Despite this success, Reid was becoming burnt out and tired of waiting for his "big break" with the band. He made the decision to shift his focus to building a solo career and settling down with his wife, Jena.