Jim Ranger Wows Blake Shelton with Keith Urban Cover on ‘The Voice’

Jim Ranger impressed The Voice coaches with a soulful cover of Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” on the season…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 19, 2020


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Jim Ranger impressed The Voice coaches with a soulful cover of Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” on the season 19 premiere of NBC’s The Voice.

The 38-year-old from Bakersfield, California earned a three-chair turn.

“I should have turned,” Kelly Clarkson admitted after his performance.

Gwen Stefani attempted to use her country cred to coerce anger to join her team, asking him, “Have you seen me on the country chart?”

Ranger ultimately decided to join Team Blake Shelton.

Luckily, my reputation precedes me,” Shelton shared. “I’m on a roll and I’m loving it!”

Ranger, who is a third-generation pastor, previously auditioned for American Idol and made his way to Hollywood during season 9 in 2010.

Click above to re-live his performance.

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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.