Bailey Rae Prevails With Wildcard Instant Save Following Lee Ann Womack Cover On ‘The Voice’

Bailey Rae earned herself a spot in the Top 9 on NBC’s The Voice after an intense wildcard instant save…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 1, 2020


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Bailey Rae; Photo Courtesy of NBC

Bailey Rae earned herself a spot in the Top 9 on NBC’s The Voice after an intense wildcard instant save round on Tuesday’s results show.

The Oklahoma native faced off against Tanner Gomes, Worth the Wait and Payge Turner and ultimately received the most votes, securing her spot for next week’s live rounds.

“I love you Bailey. You know what is so cool about Bailey, America? She is so young yet she comes to every performance with this classic style, this classic voice, and what I love about it is it’s audacious,” coach John Legend told her, adding, “Your voice paired with these classic songs is just so right.”

Rae took the stage to perform a classic rendition of Lee Ann Womack’s “Never Again, Again.” It was quite possibly been her best vocal performance to date and definitely paid off as America voted for her to proceed to the next round.

“I don’t even know where to start, thank you for taking a chance on a small town country girl from Oklahoma,” she told Legend. “It’s been amazing to work with you and you pushed me as an artist and told me to stick to my traditional country roots which I think is so cool and I cannot thank you enough.”

Bailey Rae will return to The Voice stage next Monday, December 7.

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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.