Bailey Rae Takes ‘The Voice’ Stage For Soulful Cover Of ‘Georgia On My Mind’

Bailey Rae delivered her best performance to date on NBC’s The Voice on Monday evening (Dec. 7), offering up a…


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December 7, 2020

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Bailey Rae delivered her best performance to date on NBC’s The Voice on Monday evening (Dec. 7), offering up a soulful cover of “Georgia On My Mind.”

The 18-year-old Oklahoma native added her traditional country flair to the iconic Ray Charles song and earned praise from coach John Legend as well as fellow Okie Balek Shelton.

“I loved Bailey Rae,” Shelton said. “She knows that at his point. Not just because she a hometown, girl but also because of your voice.”

The “Happy Anywhere” singer went on to compliment Bailey Rae’s vocals and compare her to country vocalists from the 1980s.

“It’s so refreshing and so different for this show,” Shelton added. “Thank you. It sounds so good!”

Bailey Rae is Legend’s first-ever country artist and he hopes to take her to the finale.

“America has to be reminded of how young Bailey Rae is. “Every time she comes out here she performs with such confidence…it feels like she’s been here much longer than she’s been here,” he shared.

Fans can vote for Bailey Rae to advance to the next round by visiting the official The Voice voting website, casting a vote via The Voice‘s official app or voting from their Google Assistant. There is a limit of 10 votes per artist per method.

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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.