Vanessa Carlton wrote “A Thousand Miles” in her childhood home as a teenager. Little did she know the song would become an international smash hit, a film-soundtrack favorite, and would be repurposed by new artists and the internet for the next 20 years.
VICE meets Vanessa Carlton, “White Chicks” actor Terry Crews, and others responsible for making the song the indelible hit still widely adored today.
ONTD Detectives: In the video, Vanessa says “A Thousand Miles” is about a guy she had a crush on while attending Juilliard. She’s asked who and declines to answer because he’s “a famous actor.” Who attended Juilliard with Vanessa Carlton that went on to become famous? 🧐 Reddit is guessing Wes Bentley or Glenn Howerton, amongst others.