Blake Shelton Reunites With ‘The Voice’ Winner Bryce Leatherwood For Epic Performance
Shelton performed with Leatherwood in the midst of his one-hour set at Ole Red Orlando.
Blake Shelton, Bryce Leatherwood; Photo Courtesy Ole Red
Blake Shelton paid a visit to Ole Red Orlando last weekend to perform a one-hour set and while he was on stage, he reunited with The Voice season 22 winner, Bryce Leatherwood.
Shelton thrilled the capacity crowd with performances of some of his biggest hits, including “God’s Country,” “Happy Anywhere,” and “Boys ‘Round Here.”
Performed A One-Hour Set
“We wanted to come here and have fun with you guys and say thank you for supporting Ole Red Orlando. This is such a fun place,” the country superstar said from the stage.
In the midst of his set, the Oklahoma native welcomed Leatherwood to the stage for a collaborative performance of “Hillbilly Bone.” The former Voice contestant held his own alongside Shelton, filling in for Trace Adkins parts in the rowdy country anthem.
“We all got a hillbilly bone down deep inside/ No matter where you from, you just can’t hide it/ When the band starts bangin’ and the fiddle sobs/ You can’t help but hollerin’ “yee-haw!” the artists sang as the crowd joined in.
Bryce Leatherwood was thrilled over the opportunity to sing with Shelton once again.
Watch Their Performance
“Always an honor getting to share the stage with the king himself,” he shared on social media following the big night.
Leatherwood opened the show performing covers of country classics such as “The Fireman” by George Straight and “Whenever You Come Around” by Vince Gill. Additionally, the Team Blake alum performed unreleased original tunes like “Made Me, Me” and “The Finger.”
The Voice Alum Often Performs At Ole Red
The rising star has become a frequent performer at Shelton’s Ole Red establishments, achieving sold-out success with his recent four-show run in Ole Red Tishomingo, Oklahoma, along with his performances at Ole Red Gatlinburg and Ole Red Orlando.
“Working with Blake has been an incredible experience. We share a love for pure country music and his Ole Red bars have treated me so well and reflect his love for a great drink or two,” Leatherwood said.
People’s Choice Country Awards Appearance
Blake Shelton’s performance at Ole Red Orlando came on the heels of his appearance at the People’s Choice Country Awards where he presented fellow Oklahoma native Toby Keith with the Country Icon Award.
“They say your big break comes when you sign a record deal or your first song comes out and for me, one of those things was getting the chance to open for Toby Keith,” Shelton began. “Back when I was a new artist, I got the chance to go out on the road with Toby and then night after night, 20,000 fans showed up to see Toby perform and he kept them fat and happy with a stockpile of his number one hits. Watching him, I felt the impact of Toby’s music from the anthems that spoke to the bigger things, to the songs that are full of humor and energy and the soundtrack to good times.”
“I love my Oklahoma brother.’ Everybody, tonight. I couldn’t be prouder to present the Country Icon Award to Toby Keith, everybody,” Shelton concluded as he welcomed Toby Keith to the stage and handed him the trophy.
Shelton also took the stage to tribute Keith with a performance of “Who’s Your Daddy” and was awarded with the honor of The Social Country Star of 2023.
Return Of Barmageddon
While he’s enjoying some downtime, Shelton will soon return to the spotlight for Season 2 of USA Network’s wildly popular celebrity game show, Barmageddon.
Barmageddon Season 2 will feature appearances by Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Jelly Roll, Carly Pearce, Lauren Alain, and more.
The show will make its highly anticipated return on Monday, Nov. 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.