Blake Shelton and Todd Tilghman Deliver Spirited Performance Of John Mellencamp’s ‘Authority Song’

Blake Shelton and Team Blake’s Todd Tilghman wow’ed The Voice fans with a collaborative performance during the show’s two-hour, live…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 19, 2020


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Blake Shelton, Todd Tilghman; The Voice Finale

Blake Shelton and Team Blake’s Todd Tilghman wow’ed The Voice fans with a collaborative performance during the show’s two-hour, live finale on Tuesday (May 19).

Shelton and the Mississippi pastor joined forces for a socially distant performance of John Mellencamp’s 1984 hit, “Authority Song.”

All of the artist/coach duets are available to stream with proceeds benefitting Feeding America.

The Voice finale made history as the show aired 21 streams of live video from various locations around the country.

The season 18 winner will be crowned at the conclusion of the live, two-hour finale. Toneisha Harris and Todd Tilghman from Team Blake, Micah Iverson from Team Kelly, CammWess from Team Legend and Thunderstorm Artis from Team Nick are vying for the coveted title.

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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.