Craig Wayne Boyd’s ‘My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face’ Enters The Boot’s Video Shootout Hall of Fame
After a dominating four-week run in The Boot's Video Shootout, 'The Voice''s most recent winner, Craig Wayne Boyd, is being inducted into the Hall of Fame with his 'My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face' music video.
Just prior to Christmas, Boyd began his run by defeating Toby Keith‘s ‘Drunk Americans’ and Josh Turner‘s ‘Lay Low’ clips. It was a narrow victory, with 'My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face' earning just 1.5 percent more of the votes than 'Drunk Americans' (49 percent vs. 47.56 percent, respectively). In Week 2, Boyd won out far more decisively, receiving 92 percent of the votes against Willie and Bobbie Nelson‘s ‘Who’ll Buy My Memories’ and the Band Perry‘s ‘Gentle on My Mind’ music videos.
The following week, the trend continued: 'My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face' brought in 73.14 percent of the votes versus Chris Young‘s ‘Lonely Eyes’ and Kenny Chesney‘s ‘Flora-Bama’ videos. Boyd's final victory came against Angaleena Presley‘s ‘Pain Pills’ and Lee Brice‘s ‘Drinking Class,’ with the rising star earning a whopping 94.41 percent of the votes.
'My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face' debuted in December at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, helping earn Boyd his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry and the opening slot during Rascal Flatts' Las Vegas residency -- all incredible achievements, especially considering Boyd almost gave up on a music career.
“I remember, a little more than a year ago, sitting in a pickup outside of a club after I had played to basically no one and talking to my drummer and saying, ‘Listen, I may have to quit because it’s not paying my bills, and I’m losing my house.’ I lost my pickup. I didn’t know what I was going to do,” Boyd recalls. “And him telling me, ‘Dude, you can’t do that.’ And then, randomly, the opportunity [came] up to go audition a few months out for ‘The Voice,’” he says, “and I was like, ‘You know what? You ought to go do that.’”
Congratulations, Craig Wayne Boyd!