Cedar Avenue OriginMinneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. GenresPop rock Years active2005-present LabelsNone Websitecedaravenuemusic.com Members Jesse Mathews, Derrin Mathews, Kyle Wachter, Shawn Burtis For the roadway, see Cedar Avenue (roadway)Cedar Avenue is a pop rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band was formed in 2005 by lead vocalist Jesse Mathews and bassist Kyle Wachter. Their song "7 Years" was featured in the season finale of the ABC / Global TV (Canada) series Rookie Blue. "7 Years" was also featured on the Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 22. History, The band got its start when Mathews collaborated with a friend from school who played bass, Wachter. They recorded a song that soon became popular with many fans in their local community. They named the band after a historic Minneapolis street they both grew up near. While Mathews was off at college in California, he was creating new songs that he then brought back to Minnesota to collaborate with Wachter. These songs were brought into the studio to create the Running Home EP. Finished with his studies, Jesse returned to Minnesota, bringing with him a wife and band-mate Derrin Mathews. Mathews later ran into an old high school friend, Shawn Burtis, who joined the band on drums. Notable Accomplishments, Rookie Blue: On September 9, 2010, the Cedar Avenue song "7 Years" was featured on the ABC police-drama Rookie Blue. The song was played in its entirety during a pivotal scene of season finale. Rookie Blue was the most successful scripted summer debut in over a year and in nearly six years for ABC. The finale episode drew nearly 5 million viewers. Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 22: On November 18, the Cedar Avenue song "7 Years" was also featured on the Cities 97 Sampler disc. The Sampler disc features unreleased acoustic tracks from artists such as John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and U2. The compilation CD is put together by one of largest radio stations in Minnesota, Cities 97. The CD was available exclusively at Target and all 33,000 copies sold out in under 2 hours.