WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Blocks Blake Shelton After Kinsey Rose’s Cover of The Chicks

Music City was represented on Monday’s season premiere of NBC’s The Voice when country hopeful Kinsey Rose took the stage…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 20, 2021


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Music City was represented on Monday’s season premiere of NBC’s The Voice when country hopeful Kinsey Rose took the stage to perform one of The Chicks’ signature songs. 

The Nashville native’s blind audition was a memorable one as she belted out the lyrics to The Chicks‘ 1999 hit, “Cowboy Take Me Away,” while playing acoustic guitar. 

Sporting a red jacket with white fringe and cowboy boots, Rose called her appearance on the show a “dream come true.” 

Things got heated on when Kelly Clarkson used a block to prohibit Blake Shelton from adding the country singer to his team. 

“Here’s the thing, you were singing The Chicks. I grew up on their record, I love them. I was singing every word with you. I liked you so much that I used my only block,” Clarkson gushed. 

“I’m glad you really wanted me,” Rose replied. 

The other coaches shared their reasoning for not turning their chairs before Rose officially joined Team Kelly. 

“Kinsey, I didn’t turn, but I did love the performance,” Ariana Grande told her. “You were fantastic, and I feel like this is the right thing.”

John Legend offered Kinsey a critique, telling her she was “a little pitchy.” 

Kinsey Rose ultimately landed on Team Kelly as Clarkson shared, “I’m so stoked to work with you.” 

The Nashville resident started playing piano and guitar when she was 10 and majored in music while in college. During the show, she revealed that she once recorded a song with Vince Gill on her album. 

The Voice returned on Monday with the first episode of Season 21. The premiere continues on Tuesday, September 21 at 8/7c 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 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.