With a prominent country music star like Blake Shelton as one of the coaches on NBC’s The Voice, it’s not surprising that hopeful contestants would select a country song for their blind audition— especially since Blake is the winningest coach on the show.
This isn’t the first time we’ve made this observation. When Blake was asked about this apparent trend towards country music back in 2013, he said, “It’s kind of turned into the country version of The Voice.”
The first two episodes of the 10th season of the show have included five country music selections performed by contestants Kata Hay, Angie Keilhauer, Alisan Porter, Adam Wakefield and Justin Whisnant.
Check out these young artists performing country hits!
Written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove, George Jones made it famous on his 1983 album, Shine On. But Adam’s performance is definitely a cover of Chris Stapleton’s version from his award-winning 2015 album, Traveller.
“Redneck Woman” Kata Hay
“Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” Justin Whisnant
Written by Cole Swindell, Josh Martin and Adam Sanders, it was Cole Swindell’s third single from his self-titled debut album. It was a No. 1 song on the Country Airplay chart.