Birmingham-based rock band, Within Reason, is the winner of CBS’ “GRAMMY® Live: Gig of a Lifetime” contest for their song "We'll Have it All", co-written by Matthew Mayfield.
The band is made up of lead singer Chris Dow, bassist David Koonce, guitarist Matthew Barnes, and drummer Griffin Zarbough.. With their unique sound – a fusion of musical genres, all of which rock – Within Reason first started making a name for themselves in 2005. Six months after releasing their first demo, the band had the opportunity to perform on the popular TV show One Tree Hill. The release of their first full length record "Bloodshot Life", recorded by platinum producer Rick Beato (Shinedown), took the band out on the road with major acts including, Shinedown, Bret Michaels, Staind, P.O.D., and Blues Traveler, amongst several others. Fans from around the world began following the band and in 2011 they were able to close the year with over 135,000 downloads sold online. Within Reason’s latest record, "After the Crawl," recorded by GRAMMY® nominated Nick Chahwala, was released