N-Tension formed in 1986 in Oklahoma City as a studio group writing and producing original music in their own project studio. Founding members were Greg Smith (guitars, production), Graham Easterly (keyboards, percussion, production), Tyler Larson (lead guitar), Kenny Murray (vocals) and Kelly Caviness (drums, vocals). Their project studio was somewhat unique at the time as it featured multi-track audio recording combined with sequencers, keyboards and MIDI-sync capabilities. Radio American was the first song written and produced in that project studio and was selected to be the first song on KATT Tracks Vol 1. The original N-Tension project had disbanded by 1990, but Greg Smith has since resurrected N-Tension as an ongoing virtual studio project of original pop/rock/electronic music, featuring a rotating cast of collaborators and performers.