Best known as an actor, Kiefer Sutherland pursued a secondary musical career in the 2000s and 2010s. His first professional musical endeavor was forming the Ironworks label with his friend Jude Cole in the mid-2000s, when Sutherland was at the peak of his 24 stardom.
Ironworks signed Rocco DeLuca as their first artist, and they'd later have Ron Sexsmith and Lifehouse, the latter releasing Out of the Wasteland in 2015. By that point, Sutherland started his own earthy Americana outfit called the Kiefer Sutherland Band. After hearing a few original tunes, Cole encouraged Sutherland to form the KSB, and the singer/songwriter toured small bars around America in 2015. In 2016, Cole collaborated on the Kiefer Sutherland Band's first album, Down in a Hole.