Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Sounds Like:
A young Tom Petty

Current Single: 'Beautiful Now'
Buy it on iTunes]

Why We Dig Him: Woodard started his entertainment career as a kid, with a small acting role on 'The Love Boat.' But his true love is music. This self-taught guitarist and pianist was named Singer/Songwriter of the Year at the LA Music Awards. His upcoming album focuses on the central message of getting older -- but not in a depressing way. For instance, its first single, 'Beautiful Now,' is about how women get even hotter after they have kids.

Watch Alex Woodard's 'Beautiful Now' video after the jump.