Top 5 Country Singers From ‘The Voice’
The Voice has become a very important all-genre showcase for country music. Over the course of its 12 seasons, it's served as a springboard for some of the most exciting new -- and veteran -- talent in country music. It doesn't hurt that country's own Blake Shelton is one of the coaches on the popular reality singing competition, either.
Below, The Boot counts down the best of the best country singers from The Voice.
Gwen Sebastian was another known quantity to music fans prior to The Voice. She had toured extensively around the country, performing with her band, and she released two singles via Lofton Creek Records. She competed on the second season of The Voice, choosing Shelton as her coach. After her elimination, Sebastian scored a new gig as a vocalist on Shelton's tour, and she also signed with Flying Island Records, with which she released a self-titled album.
Danielle Bradbery is the youngest winner in the history of The Voice. The 17-year-old competed on Season 4 of the show, choosing Shelton as her coach and going on to place first. She signed a deal with Big Machine Label Group the very next day, and released her debut single, "The Heart of Dixie," just one month later. She released debut album for Big Machine in November of 2013.
The Swon Brothers have become fan favorites since their appearance on The Voice. The sibling duo of Zach and Colton Swon have been playing music together since childhood, and Colton auditioned for American Idol in 2007 and reached the Top 48. The duo competed on Team Blake in the fourth season of The Voice, and placed third overall. Their winning combination of vocal ability and crowd-pleasing stage presence made them a standout all season long, turning in some of the most high-energy and fun performances ever to grace the stage of The Voice. In January 2014 they released their debut single, "Later On."
Cassadee Pope was already a music industry veteran before she competed on The Voice. She had been the lead singer of the pop-rock group Hey Monday, which went on hiatus in 2011. She competed on Team Blake in the third season of the show, and was ultimately crowned the winner. She released her first country album, Frame by Frame, in October of 2013 via Republic Nashville.
RaeLynn is one of the most flamboyant country singers to appear on The Voice. Her colorful sense of style is matched by her vocal ability, which propelled her to finish third on Shelton's team on the show's second season. In December, she released her debut album, WildHorse.