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Everything’s bigger in Texas, and one father of three proved that when he took to the stage for his blind audition for Season 11 of The Voice. Named Sundance Head, the Texas native has a big voice and passion for music larger than the Lone Star State.
Head has been singing for most of his life, since his roots run deep in music. His father, Roy Head, had a number two hit in 1965 with a song called “Treat Her Right.” Now, by appearing on The Voice, Head is hopeful that he’ll be able to experience the same sort of success in his own career.
For his blind audition, Head decided to sing a cover of soul singer Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.” Although he was dressed up like a Texas cowboy with a hat and boots, Head revealed that he considers his personal style to be more “country-soul.” In fact, he shared that he was a big fan of new coach Alicia Keys, and that he learned how to sing soulfully from her.
That soulful side to Head’s voice came through bright as day when he started singing, but there’s no denying the country aspect of his sound, which coach Blake Shelton compared to Travis Tritt and Chris Stapleton. He took complete command of the stage with his powerful performance, and in the end two coaches ended up turning their chairs around for him.
But Keys wasn’t one of the coaches who turned around for Head. Instead, he was left with the tough choice of picking Shelton or Adam Levine as his coach. As you would expect from Shelton and Levine, the two bickered for a while over Head, both desperate to have him on their team.
At one point, Head’s children came out on stage to say “hello” to the coaches, and they let their dad know their thoughts on who he should pick as his coach…Shelton.
Head decided to go with his kids’ choice, and picked Shelton as his coach!
We’re looking forward to seeing what else this member of Team Blake has in store for us as The Voice continues. You can enjoy his blind audition in the clip below.