When watching The Voice, you truly never know what you’re gonna get.
And typically, when it comes to the country music artists that come on the show, it’s normally some mainstream pop country song, or some aspiring mainstream pop country singers trying to sing some pure country music.
However, that ain’t Bryce Leatherwood, a 22-year-old from Woodstock, Georgia.
This guy is country-er than cow shit, as we like to say around here, and he proved that with his recent blind audition on The Voice.
Rockin’ a black cowboy hat and a belt buckle he went with some good ol’ Conway Twitty, singing his 1988 hit “Goodbye Time” off of his Still In Your Dreams album.
While singing the song, Leatherwood proved to have one of the smoothest pure country voices I’ve hear in a long time, especially on The Voice.
Blake Shelton, of course, was the first to turn his chair, considering he covered the song on his 2004 Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill album, and Gwen Stefani and John Legend followed shortly after.
Shelton commented on how cool Leatherwood’s name is (sounds a little more porn star than cowboy to me, but whatever), but moreso, how well he hit the high notes in the song.
Of course, Gwen piggy-backed off of Shelton and alluded to how she could get help from her husband Blake if he decided to choose her, and John Legend loved the richness of Leatherwood’s voice.
Legend also lobbied to get him on his team with the sweaters he had made for everybody who joins his squad, and Shelton tried to entice him with the soft beer coolers he had made for his.
Ultimately, Leatherwood chose Shelton… the obvious choice.
And while shows like The Voice generally have a high volume of country artists, we haven’t seen too many emerge as serious country music stars. Morgan Wallen qualifies, but he was actually eliminated from the show pretty early.