Jim Ranger Closes ‘The Voice’ Finale With Awe-Inspiring Cover Of ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’

Team Blake’s Jim Ranger closed out Monday night’s The Voice finale with a BANG. The pastor from Bakersfield, California performed…


Lauren Jo Black

| Posted on

December 14, 2020


10:51 pm

Share on:

Jim Ranger; Photo Courtesy of NBC

Team Blake’s Jim Ranger closed out Monday night’s The Voice finale with a BANG.

The pastor from Bakersfield, California performed “With a Little Help From My Friends” and caught the attention of Kelly Clarkson, who couldn’t help but gush over his rendition of the Joe Cocker classic.

“That was your best performance of this show,” Clarkson complimented. “That felt like it could have been your original. It was so well-suited to your voice, to the moment, great job!”


Earlier in the show, Ranger debuted his new original song, “Last,” and unknowingly offered Blake Shelton marriage advice.

“Now I know how to make it last!” Shelton laughed. “Thanks for the advice.”

The superstar went on to compare Ranger to a chart-topping country singer.

“There was a guy in country music named John Berry that we haven’t heard on country radio in a long time and that’s the only other person I can think of that are similar to,” he shared. “If country music ends up being the lane you want to stay in, I know there’s a place for you on country radio.”

Ranger auditioned for The Voice with a cover of Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and went on to perform songs by Tim McGraw and Lee Brice throughout the season.

Fans can vote for Jim Ranger 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.

Share on:

Lauren Jo Black

Written by

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.