Bradley Hathaway was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas and lived there until 1997, when he moved to Alma, Arkansas, where he graduated from high school in 2000.
After high school, he attended the University of Arkansas, where he majored in philosophy with a minor in religious studies. While he was attending college, he managed the Gate, a local concert venue. In late 2002, he saw poet Clayton Scott perform, which inspired Bradley to write his first poem entitled, "I Felt Really Good This Day, Yes."
Soon after he began writing poetry, he dropped out of college and stopped managing the Gate in order to pursue writing full-time. He first toured in the summer of 2004, and has since toured with He Is Legend, The Chariot, As Cities Burn, Far-Less, mewithoutYou and Blindside. He has played at the Ichthus Music Festival, the Alive Festival, the Cornerstone Festival, and the Purple Door music and arts festival.(wikipedia)