Jim Ranger Leaves Blake Shelton ‘Speechless’ With Cover Of Iconic Power Ballad

Team Blake’s Jim Ranger absolutely stunned with a performance of Badfinger’s iconic power ballad, “Without You” during The Voice semi-finals…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 7, 2020

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Jim Ranger, Blake Shelton; Photos Courtesy NBC

Team Blake’s Jim Ranger absolutely stunned with a performance of Badfinger’s iconic power ballad, “Without You” during The Voice semi-finals on Monday evening (Dec. 7).

Ranger’s flawless performance was well-received by all of the coaches, who each rose to their feet to give him a standing ovation.

“I was engrossed. I was moved,” John Legend shared, adding, “What a beautiful performance. I believe that was your best work since you’ve been on this show.”

Blake Shelton was equally impressed and admitted that his performance was a stand-out among all 19 seasons he’s been on the show.

“You just did it, dude. I mean I don’t know a better time to have that kind of performance,” Shelton gushed. “I’m just speechless right now. I gotta tell you man, I’m more impressed than maybe I’ve ever been as a coach on this show.”

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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 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.