Devastation nearly took over his life and, at one point, could have ended it.
While singing songs filled with joy and hope in front of thousands of fans each night, it might appear that Dave Frey’s life has always been perfect and problem-free. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. From his parents divorce while he was in high school to a fiancee cheating on him while he was out on tour, Dave understands despair more than most.
“My parents divorced my junior year of high school and it rocked my world. I was in such a bad state. I ran out the door and just kinda drove away from it. I wanted it to not be true. To be honest, there were thoughts of suicide. I didn’t wanna be in a world where this was this way.
And then fast forward, in college, God thrust my buddy Ben into my way and we started writing songs together. We went out on this first tour and we lost so much money. We still call it the “tour of death.” I was engaged when I went out on this tour, and I was engaged to the wrong person. We were out on the road for a month straight and then, come to find out, she had been cheating on me. It was devastating. We still had a month to go before I could come home and get my ring back.”
Dave Frey is the lead singer and co-founder of the band Sidewalk Prophets. Since winning the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year in 2010, the band has five #1 hits, eight top five singles, and is currently working on their fourth studio album. Dave also maintains a belief that “there are no cats in America and the streets are made of cheese.”