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Over the course of The Voice‘s ten seasons, many talented artists have been discovered and have gone on to have successful careers. One such artist is season seven champion Craig Wayne Boyd, whose coach was country superstar Blake Shelton.
Craig grew up on country and gospel music, so it was a no brainer for him to pick Blake as his coach. He was a fan favorite from the start, and captured the attention of viewers with his performances, which mixed elements of country music and Southern rock.
So when it came time for the finale, it only made perfect sense to Craig to sing one of the most iconic Southern anthems of all time, Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s “Sweet Home Alabama.”
But Craig didn’t have to tackle the tune alone. A huge part of The Voice‘s finale is when they invite major artists to sing with the finalists. In Craig’s case, they actually invited Skynyrd to play “Sweet Home Alabama” with him, and the entire band showed up.
Johnny Van Zant and Craig traded lines back and forth for a while before they joined together on the chorus. Craig brought a new, explosive energy to the song and seemed to fit right in with the rest of the band.
At the end of the performance Johnny took a step back and let Craig take center stage. That’s when Craig placed his talent on full display, making it obvious why he had been a frontrunner in the competition.
The entire crowd was on their feet throughout the performance, and we can’t blame them, because it was phenomenal. We wouldn’t expect anything less from Skynyrd and Craig!
You can relive Skynyrd’s show-stopping performance of “Sweet Home Alabama” with Craig in the video below.
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