Caleb Monroe (born 1978 in Houston, Texas) is a self proclaimed “purist” when it comes to country music. He prefers the standards of George Strait over the “pop” style of many modern artists. He spent his teen years singing in Bath County, Va with the Ovations (Selby Schwend and Dennis Webb). Caleb and the Ovations performed at many local concerts, as well as hosting their own. Public performances included multiple Piney Mountain Jamborees, talent shows, and the Homestead resort's rodeo. In early 1996, Caleb and the Ovations won an award at the West Virginia State Fair.