Todd Tilghman Crushes Performance of Collin Raye’s ‘Love, Me’ on ‘The Voice’

Todd Tilghman delivered an impressive performance of a ’90s country hit on NBC’s The Voice on Monday (May 11). Tilghman,…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 11, 2020


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Todd Tilghman delivered an impressive performance of a ’90s country hit on NBC’s The Voice on Monday (May 11).

Tilghman, a father of eight and lead pastor of Cornerstone Church in Meridian, Mississippi, sang Collin Raye’s 1991 chart-topping hit, “Love, Me.” Performing from his church, Tilghman was surrounded by his children as he sang the emotional tune, which left him in tears.

His performance thoroughly impressed the coaches, especially Clarkson and Shelton.

“If I could sound like a man singing, I would want your voice, I think you have such a cool, storyteller voice and this is such a great song,” Clarkson gushed.

“Wow Todd, it’s crazy to see this side of you right now, it was amazing to see all the kids around you,” Shelton told him. “My favorite shot of that performance is your daughter sucking her thumb in the background.”

Admitting he was taken aback by Tilghman’s emotions, Shelton added, “I didn’t think I would ever see you cry.”

Click above to watch Todd Tilghman’s performance of “Love, Me.”

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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.