Favorite quote is "Pain don't hurt", from the Patrick Swayze movie, Road House (1989).
Was a bartender in Tulsa, Oklahoma when he tried out for "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002).
Asked out "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002), Season 2 alum, Kimberly Caldwell, while on the red carpet, before the show's seventh season finale, after hearing she liked him. They dated until they broke up before the holidays. Rumors emerged saying she cheated on him, however, Kimberly has denied it, and her rep has confirmed that they are still friends.
David formed a band in his junior year of high school called Axium. They recorded 3 albums - "Matter of Time" (2002), "Blindsided" (2003), "The Story Thus Far" (2004), and 4 live CDs, "Cain's Ballroom Recordings" (2003), "Live @ Fishbonz" (2004), "Alive in Tulsa @ The Venue" (2004) and "Welcome to the Funeral" (live, 2006).
Holds the record for most downloaded song from "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002). His song, "Time of My Life", has been downloaded more than 300,000 times.
Won "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002) by 12 million votes.
Best friend on "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002) was Michael Johns. They did different types of dances on the American Idols LIVE! Tour during the final number, which resulted in a lot of attention from the fans, who dubbed them "Mavid".
Axium was named one of the top 15 independent bands in the country in the "Got Milk?" independent band contest. Axium also was chosen as the best band in Kansas City in 2004.
Video for "Light On" placed number #28 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2008.
On May 21, 2009, David performed the song "Permanent" from his self titled, major label debut CD on the Season 8 American Idol finale. The audio of that performance was sold as a download on Itunes, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2).
David's brother passed away at 11:52pm Eastern, May 2, 2009. David was scheduled to fly to Washington D.C., to be a part of the Race For Hope-D.C., a fund raiser for research and development of a cure for brain cancer on May 3, 2009. David participated in the race as a tribute to Adam.