A country music singer steals the show once again! Country crooner Sundance Head was named the winner of Season 11 of The Voice. The 37-year-old Texan’s win also gave coach Blake Shelton his fifth overall win on the show.
Head sang alongside coach Shelton and KISS in the finale, in addition to singing an amazing country version of Etta James’ “At Last.” Head had to beat out some tough competition, including former country child star and Season 11 runner up, Billy Gilman. For his finale performances, Gilman sang a beautiful version of “It’s Quiet Uptown” alongside Kelly Clarkson, along with “Proud Mary.”
Ultimately, the finale was going to have some sort of country vibe no matter which way you spun it. Three of the finalists had a country connect, as Head, Gilman and third runner up Josh Gallagher all had links to country music. The son of Texas legend Roy Head and a former American Idol contestant, Sundance Head won a recording contract and $100,000. Before he was announced the winner, Head took a moment to give thanks to his coach Blake Shelton.
“I just want to thank you for being such a great guy and being so sweet to me, man. I know you don’t have to do that,” Head said. “You do this for a job, you know, but you really are such a genuine person, man. I thank the Lord that he put you in my life.”
Totally surprised by being crowned the winner of Season 11, Head broke down into tears. In the end, it looks like nice guys do finish first every once in a while. If you were to ask me, there couldn’t have been a sweeter, more deserving guy to win The Voice Season 11.