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Barrett Baber's Heart-Wrenching Performance Of 'I Drive Your Truck' Will Bring Y'all To Tears

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Barrett Baber continues to captivate the Voice coaches and audience with his soulful voice and emotion-filled performances. 

For his first live performance on the show, Baber chose to sing the tear-jerking song "I Drive Your Truck," by Lee Brice.

"I Drive Your Truck" was released in December 2012 as the third single off of Brice's album Hard 2 Love. The song ended up peaking at the #1 spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, and broke into the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

The co-writer of the song, Connie Harrington, felt inspired to write the song after she heard an interview with a father whose son died in Afghanistan. The father would always drive his son's truck to feel closer to him, which Harrington drew from to write the song.

Before Baber's performance, his coach, Blake Shelton connected with him over his own loss. 

"Man I can relate to this song," Shelton says.  "I mean, I lost my brother when I was fourteen years old."

Shelton is referring to his older brother, Richie Don Shelton, who passed away at the age of 24 in a fatal car accident.

"It's a big story to tell. I hope I do it justice," Baber says.

Even before Baber ever took the stage, Shelton had faith that he would do an amazing job with the song. 

"For you to be the kind of guy that you are with your heart on your sleeve combined with a lyric like this, this should have been your finale song," Shelton says.

Baber definitely had his heart on his sleeve during his performance of the song.  His emotion reallu shows through his movements, as he raises his hands to his face and closes his eyes when he sings particularly moving parts of the song.

Apparently, Baber's performance moved more people than just Shelton. On the results show on Wednesday night, it was revealed that Baber is continuing on in the competition, as one of only three members of Team Blake to do so.

Watch Shelton open up to Baber about his brother's death in the video below, and while you're at it, check out Baber's emotional performance of "I Drive Your Truck."

We can't wait to see what Baber will sing next!

LYRCIS BELOW

Eighty-Nine Cents in the ash tray
Half empty bottle of Gatorade rolling in the floorboard
That dirty Braves cap on the dash
Dog tags hangin’ from the rear view
Old Skoal can, and cowboy boots and a Go Army Shirt folded in the back
This thing burns gas like crazy, but that’s alright
People got their ways of coping
Oh, and I’ve got mine

I drive your truck
I roll every window down
And I burn up
Every back road in this town
I find a field, I tear it up
Til all the pain’s a cloud of dust
Yeah, sometimes I drive your truck

I leave that radio playing
That same ole country station where ya left it
Yeah, man I crank it up
And you’d probably punch my arm right now
If you saw this tear rollin’ down on my face
Hey, man I’m tryin’ to be tough
And momma asked me this morning
If I’d been by your grave
But that flag and stone ain’t where I feel you anyway

I drive your truck
I roll every window down
And I burn up
Every back road in this town
I find a field, I tear it up
Til all the pain’s a cloud of dust
Yeah, sometimes I drive your truck

I’ve cussed, I’ve prayed, I’ve said goodbye
Shook my fist and asked God why
These days when I’m missing you this much

I drive your truck
I roll every window down
And I burn up
Every back road in this town
I find a field, I tear it up
Til all the pain’s a cloud of dust
Yeah, sometimes, brother sometimes

I drive your truck
I drive your truck
I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind
I drive your truck

 

Barrett and Blake Rehearse for #TheVoice

Watch as Arkansan Barrett Baber and coach Blake Shelton rehearse for Barrett's live performance on #TheVoice

Posted by KARK 4 News on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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