If you're a music fan, you might already know that Brian VanderArk songwriter, actor, and lead singer of the band The Verve Pipe got his start in West Michigan. But did you know he stayed?

While Brian isn't exactly settled down - his career keeps him traveling a lot - he and his wife decided to raise their two daughters in Grand Rapids. Find out more about why Brian VanderArk is proud to call Grand Rapids his home and why he agrees with Forbes.com assessment that Grand Rapids is the best place in the United States to raise a family - in this video interview.

This week we're celebrating connectedness and creativity at Experience Grand Rapids. Each day we'll post a video highlighting a well-known Grand Rapids resident. If you missed yesterday's post, be sure to check it out and enter to win an iPad and an overnight stay in Grand Rapids!