Tanner Gomes Earns Spot On Team Kelly With Dustin Lynch Cover On ‘The Voice’
A country singer named Tanner Gomes found himself with a three-chair turn on The Voice, but surprisingly, country superstar Blake…
Tanner Gomes, Kelly Clarkson
A country singer named Tanner Gomes found himself with a three-chair turn on The Voice, but surprisingly, country superstar Blake Shelton did not turn his chair for the country hopeful’s blind audition.
Gomes, who is from Yuma, Arizona and is currently residing in Nashville, performed Dustin Lynch’s breakout hit, “Cowboys and Angels.” Prior to his performance, Gomes got emotional when sharing the heartwrenching story about his mother and her addiction to prescription pills. Thankfully, she’s clean now and Gomes hopes this will be the moment that “turns their life around.”
His performance wow’ed the coaches, even Shelton.
“I think you’re a great singer. I already have a lot of country artists on my team and the best thing for you is to be on a team with no other country artists,” Shelton explained. “There is country artists on Kelly’s team. I don’t think there’s any country artist on John or Gwen’s team. That’s an interesting fact that you need to know about. I stayed out of it because I am looking out for you.”
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Gwen Stefani attempted to use her newly-found country cred to coerce him to join her team. “In the last five years, I’ve learned so much about country music. I feel like it’s this new chapter of my life and I think I can help you,” she told him.
“You have such a rich baritone…such great presence and your hat is super cool,” Legend said.
Kelly Clarkson was last to plead her case, telling him, “I turned light years before the others. I love old school country. That’s my favorite kind. Your voice sounds like everything I loved about ’80s and ’90s country.”
She continued to try to convince him to join, promising, “I can get you to the finale.”
Gomes ultimately decided to join Team Kelly.
Watch his performance above.
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.