I don’t care what anybody says, “Austin” still SLAPS.
Written by David Kent and Kirsti Manna, it was first recorded by Blake Shelton for his self-titled, debut album in 2001. His first single and the first #1 of his career, “Austin” spent five straight weeks at the top of the country charts, tying Billy Ray Cyrus’ 1992 smash hit, “Achy Breaky Heart.”
With The Voice finale underway this week, judge John Legend took the opportunity to tip the cap to one of his fellow judges, Blake Shelton, with a stellar piano cover of “Austin.”
But he didn’t do it alone… nope, he called in one of the best voices in country music… Carrie Underwood.
“I sat down with Carrie Underwood before we sing our duet ‘Hallelujah’ tomorrow night on the ‘The Voice’ finale!”