NBC’s The Voice has featured countless talented contestants. With Blake Shelton as one of the sitting coaches, country music has had a wonderful representation on the show. Country singers Craig Wayne Boyd and Danielle Bradbery even won first place in previous seasons. We’ve seen some pretty incredible performances since the show first aired in 2011. Here are some of the best country covers from The Voice blind auditions to date.
Blind Joe — “If It Hadn’t Been For Love”
Calling himself Blind Joe, this country singer took on a song by the SteelDrivers and completely nailed it. He is, in fact, completely blind, but that didn’t stop him from giving an incredible, passionate performance. Blind Joe made it into the Top 32 before being bested in the Knockout Rounds by Barrett Baber.
Cody Wickline — “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
Cody Wickline got a four-chair turn after his cover of a George Jones classic. His deep, classic country voice impressed the judges. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it past the Knockout Rounds, but his audition still lives on as one of the best.
Shelby Brown — “Stars” by Grace Potter
16-year-old Shelby Brown gave a sensational rendition of a heavy-hitting Grace Potter song. She supplied many flawless performances of country hits during her time on the show, but was ultimately eliminated in the semifinals. Just try to not get chills while watching her blind audition.
Adam Wakefield — “Tennessee Whiskey”
Arguably one of the best singers the show has seen, Adam Wakefield blew the judges away with his soulful cover of “Tennessee Whiskey.” He was season 10’s runner-up, finishing behind Alisan Porter. And who could forget his jaw-dropping performance of Vince Gill’s “When I Call Your Name”?
Jake Worthington — “Don’t Close Your Eyes”
Jake Worthington was only 18 when he auditioned after not making it past blinds the previous year. His perfect rendition of “Don’t Close Your Eyes” was only the beginning of his impressive run on The Voice. The good ole Texas boy made it all the way to the finals and came in second place.
Krista Hughes — “Angel From Montgomery”
West Virginia native Krista Hughes was a contestant on season 9. She got a four-chair turn almost right off the bat for her unique and pure voice. Sadly, Hughes was eliminated during the Battle Rounds.
Austin Allsup — “Wild Horses”
The Voice has never hid the fact that many of their contestants are experienced performers. Season 11 contestant Austin Allsup actually opened for Blake Shelton on tour! His version of “Wild Horses” was truly beautiful, yet somehow, only Shelton turned around. Regardless, it’s one of the best country blind auditions we’ve seen in a while.
Mary Sarah — “Where the Boys Are”
Mary Sarah was a season 10 favorite among country fans. She started her run on the show with a downright incredible cover of “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis. It was a unique pick to match her one-of-a-kind vocals. She received a well deserved four-char turn but was eliminated during semifinals.
Sawyer Fredericks — “Man of Constant Sorrow”
The young singer may be more folk than country, but his audition definitely deserves a shoutout. Sawyer, who eventually won season 8, blew the judges away with his soulful cover of “Man of Constant Sorrow.” His blind audition is easily one of the best from any season, and he’s still one of the most memorable contestants the show has had.
The Voice season 11 is currently airing Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC.