19-Year-Old ‘The Voice’ Contestant Peedy Chavis Finds a Fan in Blake Shelton’s Mom, Dorothy

NBC’s The Voice returned on Monday evening (Nov. 8) with the first episode of live performances and one contestant who…

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November 9, 2021

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Peedy Chavis; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

NBC’s The Voice returned on Monday evening (Nov. 8) with the first episode of live performances and one contestant who stood out among the rest was Team Blake’s Peedy Chavis.

The 19-year-old Georgia native, who was an Elvis Presley impersonator before auditioning for The Voice, delivered an impressive cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary,” and showcased his unmatched stage presence.

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“Proud Mary,” which was co-written by Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, was released on the group’s second studio album. The track has been covered by many artists, including Ike and Tina Turner, who won a GRAMMY for their rendition.

His performance thoroughly impressed the coaches, including John Legend, who applauded how he puts his “heart and soul into everything.”

Chavis also found a fan in Blake Shelton’s mother, Dorothy.

“My mom texted me before you sang and said, ‘I’m voting for Peedy,’” the country superstar revealed.

Peedy Chavis; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Chavis has been a strong contender from the start, impressing with his performances of Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” during the blind auditions.

At the time, he earned a two-chair turn, from Legend and Shelton, and ultimately decided to join Team Blake after Shelton confessed, “That had me fired the hell up! He literally does the Elvis thing, the hair and everything.”

Chavis was the first to join Team Blake this season.

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“He’s got so much confidence on stage, this is huge for The Voice,” Shelton gushed at the time.

The Voice reveals the Top 13 tonight (Nov. 9) at 9/8c on NBC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.