‘The Voice’ Contestants, Morgan Myles And Bryce Leatherwood Tease New Collaboration
Season 22 The Voice contestants, Bryce Leatherwood and Morgan Myles, have revealed that they are back in the studio and this time,…
Bryce Leatherwood, Morgan Myles; Photo by Trae Patton/NBC
Season 22 The Voice contestants, Bryce Leatherwood and Morgan Myles, have revealed that they are back in the studio and this time, they’ve joined forces on recording a new song.
Myles took to Twitter on Monday (Jan. 16) to share a behind-the-scenes look at the new music in the works with her fellow singer/songwriter.
Her caption read, “Just tracked an original song with #BryceLeatherwood and I just wrote last week… feels good to get back in the booth with new music 🏻”
Fans were quick to share their excitement for the new song in the comment section.
“Love this! Can’t wait to hear the whole song,” one user wrote while another said, “Yes, you two together singing, awesome! Excited to hear it 🙌.”
Since Myles first auditioned for season 22 of The Voice with her cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” she remained a frontrunner among both the judges and viewers throughout the entire show. With the help of her coach, Camila Cabello, the female powerhouse made it all the way to the end of the competition, alongside her fellow finalists – Omar Jose Cardona, Brayden Lape, Bryce Leatherwood, and bodie.
During the season finale, which aired on Tuesday evening (Dec. 13) at 9/8c on NBC, Leatherwood was crowned the winner, taking home the title of The Voice. This win also marked coach Blake Shelton’s ninth win during his 22 seasons as a coach on The Voice.
Fresh out of her time on the competition show, the Williamsport, PA native received the news of a lifetime when she was invited to make her Grand Ole Opry Debut on January 6.
Through a video shared to Instagram on December 16, Myles revealed that she was on her way home from The Voice when she got the “BEST call ever” from the Opry’s Jenn Tressler. Once she heard that she was being asked to make her Opry debut, Myles’ hand instantly flew to her mouth in shock and tears of joy flooded her eyes.
“Thank you Jenn. Oh My God, at the Ryman?” she asked clarifying in the midst of the pinch-me-moment.
“I am so proud of you and I’m so thrilled that this is all happening for you and I’m very excited that as your friend, I’m the one that gets to ask you,” Tressler responded.
When the day finally came, the singer stepped onto the stage wearing a stunning pink gown and started off the performance with her song, “Sanctuary.” By the end, she was honored with a standing ovation from the crowd, making the night a “dream come true.”
“No words… I’m just so truly over the moon. More photos coming, spending time with my family who’s in town right now but omg I have way too many to thank for this moment…” she wrote on social media along with a photo that captured her heartfelt emotions.
In a later post, she wrote, “it’s been such a long journey to get the honor of playing the @opry and playing @theryman– it’s not been an easy paved road for me but never the less it’s moments like these that give me more strength in taking the road less travelled. So many friends, family, co writers, people I’ve worked with for we came out from all over and that makes me more proud than ever… that night was about all of us, thank you everyone for all your continued love and support.”
Leatherwood attended the show in support of Myles and later took to social media to express his pride for her major accomplishment.
He wrote, “Such an honor to get to watch one of the sweetest people in the world on the @opry stage last night. Morgan had a standing ovation after her debut and it brought tears to my eyes… What a dream come true for you! So proud @morganmyleslive“
The Cherokee County native previously shared with Music Mayhem Magazine that he too hopes to one day get the chance to make his Opry debut.
“Well, ever since I picked up a guitar, that’s been the dream of mine. So if I get that opportunity one day, that’ll be a dream come true. That’ll be a good day for Bryce Leatherwood. So I’m just ready to see what happens,” he said.
While fans now know that Bryce Leatherwood has some new music in the works with Myles, he also revealed to the outlet that he’s making an effort to hone in on his craft as a solo artist so that he can release some original songs in the future.
“I have no original music out right now. I’ve been trying to make a catalog of songs that I’ve been trying to write on,” he explained. “I’m not the best verse writer, but I’ve been working on it because I mean, I think as an artist you have to be a writer too because I mean you have to truly be able to have input on other songs and on songs that you wanna sing that are yours. And I hope to become a better songwriter as I move to Nashville, as I’ve started writing with more people and I’m just super excited for what’s to come,” he added.
The Voice Season 23 premieres Monday, March 6, 2023 at 8/7c on NBC.
Kelly Clarkson will make her return as a coach after a brief hiatus, joining new coaches, Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper. Shelton will also take a seat in his coaching chair for the last time on Season 23.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.