Formed in 2004 by vocalist Jared Weeks and guitarist Jason Null, Saving Abel combine riff-heavy hard rock with charged lyrics and Southern rock influences. The quintet took root in Corinth, MS, where Weeks and Null cut their teeth in different bands before merging their songwriting talents. Juggling day jobs and regional gigs, the two began driving back and forth between Corinth and Memphis, sporadically recording their self-titled EP while putting together a full lineup consisting of guitarist Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor, and drummer Blake Dixon.
Within a year, the EP had earned Saving Abel a contract with Virgin Records. Combining new material with the EP’s best songs, the self-titled album was issued in March 2008. It went gold within a year, with the lead single “Addicted” cracking the Top 40 and nearly topping the modern rock charts.