Travis Michael Garland is a singer-songwriter from Lubbock, Texas who started his music career as a member of the boy band NLT . They were discovered by record producer Chris Stokes and signed to his TUG Entertainment-label in 2006. The following year NLT toured with the The Pussycat Dolls, and recorded a single with Timbaland . However, in 2009 the band split up before ever releasing an album. Garland went solo and was discovered online by the blogger and TV personality Perez Hilton, who was eager to help revive the young singer-songwriter's career.