Bailey Rae Tributes Kenny Rogers With ‘Sweet Music Man’ On ‘The Voice’

Bailey Rae has never been shy about her love for traditional country music and her performance on The Voice this…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 30, 2020


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Bailey Rae has never been shy about her love for traditional country music and her performance on The Voice this week was no different.

The Team Legend contestant took the stage during the show’s live rounds to honor the late Kenny Rogers with a stunning rendition of “Sweet Music Man.” Her performance earned a standing ovation from John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.

“I have to give an assist to Kelly because when Baily Rae first joined my team, she said she should sing ‘Sweet Music Man,’” Legend explained.

He went on to praise her classic tone and told her that she sounded like she belonged in this moment.

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.