Credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images for The CW Photo: Matt Davis, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, and Steven R. McQueen at the CW Premiere Party on September 10, 2011

The Vampire Diaries’ cast are a talented bunch, and many of them have other skills in addition to their acting chops. Kat Graham (Bonnie) and Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy) have been nominated in the 1st Annual Youth Rock Awards for their work not only on camera but behind the mic as well.

The pair has more in common than just their on-screen romance: Kat and Steven are also musicians. Kat recently said she’s putting her music career on hold, but for the past few years she’s pumped out several cover songs and a few originals — and impressive videos to match. Steven’s musical endeavors are slightly more humble (like this adorable video where he sings and plays guitar), but there’s no denying he’s got a powerful set of pipes!


The 1st Annual Youth Rock Awards are “a celebration aimed to recognize today’s top young artists in music, dance, TV, and film,” according to their website. This year’s nominees also include stars from Wetpaint Entertainment favorite Pretty Little Liars, not to mention mega-celebs such as Chris Brown and Justin Bieber. Don’t worry, they didn’t forget about the rest of TVD crew: The entire cast of The Vampire Diaries is also up for an ensemble award.

The 1st Annual Youth Rock Awards will take place December 7, 2011 at The Avalon in Hollywood, California, but you can show your support by casting your votes now!

Rockin’ Actor TV: Steven McQueen — Vote here
Rockin’ Actress TV: Kat Graham — Vote here
Rockin’ Ensemble Cast (TV/Drama): The Vampire Diaries Vote here

Congrats, Steven, Kat, and the rest of the cast!

Source: 1st Annual Youth Rock Awards