In 2010, he responded to a casting call for the Fox series Glee, which had begun airing in 2009. He won the role of jock-turned-glee-club-member Sam Evans, joining the show at the beginning of its second season. He stayed with Glee through its final season in 2015, appearing on numerous soundtrack releases in the interim, including Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.
In 2016, Overstreet signed with Island
and Safehouse Records
, a Universal
imprint launched by Demi Lovato
, Nick Jonas
, and manager Phil McIntyre. His debut single, "Homeland," arrived that summer. He landed on the streaming charts with the song "Hold On" early the next year, and his debut EP, Tree House Tapes, followed in May of 2017. The set of earnest pop included songs penned separately by Chord and Paul Overstreet
. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi