Needtobreathe is an American band from South Carlina. The band is a rarity: a mainstream Rock/Pop charting act with success also on Christian music registers. The Rinehart brothers were named after famed University of Alabama football coach Bear Bryant. Their pastor father oversaw a church camp in their homeplace, Possum Kingdom. Raised in a Christian home, they discovered Christian rock bands DC Talk and Switchfoot
. Their interest soon spread out to secular acts including Pearl Jam and the Black Crowes. With a basic knowledge of piano and guitar, Bear went to Clemson University, where he formed the base of what would become Needtobreathe.