Evans was born on April 25, 1985, in Newcastle. He has a little sister, Jane, and a younger brother, Tom, who is also a musician playing the bass guitar. At the age of 13, Evans performed his first gig. While attending Warners Bay High School, he was in a local rock trio, Extortion, which won a state high school band competition, Youthrock, in 2002.
Evans won the road to Tamworth in 2007, for which he travelled all the way to Nashville to record the CD Big Skies. He was signed to Sony Music and Big Skies had been released in September 2007. The music of the title track earned him airplay on Australian country radio stations.
In January 2012, Evans released his second EP, Live Every Day, through Warner Music Australasia. This was followed in August by the release of his third EP, While We’re Young. Evans supported Taylor Swift and Thirsty Merc in Australia. He was named the New Oz Artist of the Year at the 2013 CMC Music Awards.
After relocating to New York City, Evans signed with the Warner Music Group in May 2017, resulting in the release of his debut single, “Kiss Somebody.”
Evans released a single called “I Do” on 8 December 2017. He explained via Instagram that he wrote, “about his girlfriend, recorded it about his fiance, released it about his wife” Kelsea Ballerini, whom he married on 2 December 2017 in Mexico.
8 November 2019 marks the release date of Evans’s new single titled “Diamonds,” which he describes as a song he wrote for someone famous. At the 2019 APRA Awards, he won Best International Achievement Award.