Kings of Leon brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill are the sons of Ivan Leon Followill, a United Pentecostal Church preacher. The boys grew up in Oklahoma, and their family traveled around the South in a purple 1988 Oldsmobile when their father had preaching engagements at churches and tent revivals. The brothers even played instruments while Ivan was preaching. The boys occasionally attended small parochial schools but for the most part, were homeschooled by their mother. When their parents split in 1997 and Ivan resigned from the church, the Followill boys moved to Nashville to pursue music professionally.