Bailey Rae and Sid Kingsley Sing ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ Duet On ‘The Voice’

Team Legend’s Bailey Rae and Sid Kingsley faced off during The Voice Battles on Monday (Nov. 9). Coach John Legend…


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November 9, 2020


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Bailey Rae, Sid Kingsley

Team Legend’s Bailey Rae and Sid Kingsley faced off during The Voice Battles on Monday (Nov. 9).

Coach John Legend asked the pair to battle while singing “Tennessee Whiskey.” The beloved country song was co-written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove and was originally made famous by George Jones in 1983. Chris Stapleton recorded the song in 2015 for his debut album, Traveller.

“I’m gonna make Blake so jealous,” Legend teased prior to their performance.

“I love this song,” Kelly Clarkson gushed as they began to sing.

The contestants each offered an incredible performance and received a standing ovation from the coaches. Legend, however, was only able to select one team member to advance to the next round.

Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton couldn’t help but praise their performance, each agreeing that they were both incredible, but that Sid was the clear winner of the battle.

Legend surprised everyone when he chose Bailey Rae to advance to the next round. She is the first country singer to ever appear on his team.

Sid Kingsley was available to save or steal and Clarkson used the opportunity to steal him for her team.

“I have no one on my team that sounds like Sid,” she shared, adding, “Welcome to Team Kelly.”

Click above to watch their performance of “Tennessee Whiskey.”

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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 and her work being featured on 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.