19-Year-Old ‘The Voice’ Contestant Peedy Chavis Has Blake Shelton ‘Fired the Hell Up’

Peedy Chavis, a 19-year-old from Georgia, stunned on the season 21 premiere of NBC’s The Voice with a cover of…


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September 20, 2021


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Peedy Chavis, Blake Shelton; Photos Courtesy NBC

Peedy Chavis, a 19-year-old from Georgia, stunned on the season 21 premiere of NBC’s The Voice with a cover of an Elvis Presley classic. 

Infatuated with Elvis at a young age, Chavis spent his time listening to Elvis records and eventually fell in love with other classic singers like Dean Martin. He even joked that he was an “old soul” due to his love for classic rock ‘n’ roll. 

His Blind Audition performance of “Heartbreak Hotel” earned a two-chair turn from coaches John Legend and Blake Shelton

“That had me fired the hell up,” Shelton gushed. “He literally does the Elvis thing, the hair and everything.”

Peedy shared his love for Elvis, to which Shelton replied, ““I also appreciate Elvis, and I’d be damn proud to be your coach, I don’t know why John turned around.”

Legend attempted to shake off Shelton’s diss. 

“Peedy that was so much fun! I loved it and was dancing in my seat,” Legend told him and later added, “I would love to work with you and bring this classic music to a new generation.”

In the end, Peedy chose to join Team Blake. 

“He’s got so much confidence on stage, this is huge for The Voice,” Shelton gushed over his first teammate. 

The Voice returned on Monday with the first episode of Season 21. The premiere continues on Tuesday, September 21 at 8/7c 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.