Team Blake’s Jim Ranger Tearfully Performs ‘Humble and Kind’ on ‘The Voice’

Team Blake fan-favorite Jim Ranger covered Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” during The Voice Knockouts on Monday evening (Nov. 23)….


Lauren Jo Black

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November 23, 2020


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Team Blake fan-favorite Jim Ranger covered Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” during The Voice Knockouts on Monday evening (Nov. 23).

Prior to his outstanding performance, Ranger explained his family’s connection to the song and shared that he chose to perform the Grammy-winning tune for his children.

“I want to make them proud. My kids, they love this song,” he said.

Usher, this season’s Mega Mentor, was quick to compliment Ranger’s song choice, telling him, “It’s something that I would want to remind my kids about life.”

After Ranger’s practice session, Usher told him he was “limitless as a vocalist,” while Shelton complimented his range.

“Winning this knockout would send such a huge message to my kids.

Ranger faced off against fellow Team Blake contestant Jus Jon.

Jim, I thought that was a lovely, lovely song to choose,” John Legend told him

Gwen Stefani had nothing but great things to say about Ranger as well.

“I am such a major fan of you. You just shine so bright,” she said. “I just feel like you could win this show.”

“Song selection was really key in this environment,” Kelly Clarkson added.

Ranger got emotional after his performance.

“This is a generational song that you pass down,” he told the coaches. “More than anything, I want people to be nice humans.”

Blake Shelton had a difficult decision to make.

“This is one of the toughest knockout pairings that I have had in a while,” he admitted. “The winner of this knockout is Jim.”

Click above to watch Jim Ranger perform “Humble and Kind.”

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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 and her work being featured on 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.