Watch Jim Ranger and Blake Shelton’s ‘Streets Of Bakersfield’ Duet From ‘The Voice’ Finale

Jim Ranger and his coach Blake Shelton performed Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens’ popular duet “Streets Of Bakersfield” on Tuesday…

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December 15, 2020

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Jim Ranger and his coach Blake Shelton performed Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens’ popular duet “Streets Of Bakersfield” on Tuesday (Dec. 15) during The Voice finale.

Ranger and Shelton offered up an effortless performance of the classic country track as a virtual audience and coaches Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson watched on.

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“Streets Of Bakersfield” was co-written by Homer Joy and Owens in 1973. Owens originally recorded the song solo and later recorded a duet of the song with Dwight Yoakam in 1988. “Streets Of Bakersfield” became Yoakam’s first-ever No. 1 Hot Country Singles hit. The track appears on Yoakam’s third studio album, Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room.

The Voice finale also featured performances from Dan + Shay (“Take Me Home For Christmas”), Jason Derulo (“Take You Dancing” & “Savage Love”), Lauren Daigle (“You Say”) and Lewis Capaldi (“Before You Go”).

Additionally, the two-hour show included star-studded collaborations by Keith Urban feat. P!nk (“One Too Many”), Nelly feat. Florida Georgia Line (“Lil Bit”), JP Saxe with Julia Michaels (“If The World Was Ending”), 24KGoldn and Iann Dior (“Mood”). 

Hosted by Carson Daly, the Season 19 finale of The Voice aired on Tuesday, December 15 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.

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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.