When he and their cousin Matthew also moved to Nashville in 1999, Kings of Leon was formed.
They named the band after their grandfather Leon, who died in January 2014.
January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (b.
June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (b.
But after being spotted out and about with King’s of Leon rocker Jared Followill on the very same day, could the lovely lady have a new leading man in her life already? Ashley was spied celebrating St Patrick’s Day in New York with the super-cool star – and King’s of Leon bassist – after meeting her dad, Joe.
Their third album, Because of the Times, also reached the number one spot.
After the release of Only by the Night in September 2008 the band achieved chart success in the United States.
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.
When the boys' father resigned from preaching and their parents divorced in 1997, Nathan and Caleb relocated to outside Nashville and originally embraced country music.
Patterson, a model, and the 25-year-old Followill have only been dating a few months. The good news follows a rocky period for Kings of Leon.