WATCH: ‘The Voice’ Champ Bryce Leatherwood Joins Forces With Craig Morgan For Surprise Duet

“Last night was another absolutely incredible experience…” the rising artist wrote on Instagram.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 17, 2023

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Bryce Leatherwood; Photo by: Nicole Weingart/NBC, Craig Morgan; Photo by David Bradley

Bryce Leatherwood, Season 22 winner of The Voice, experienced a performance of a lifetime during a show in his homegrown, Woodstock, GA.  

In a recent Instagram post, the rising star revealed that he got a surprise call from country icon, Craig Morgan, inviting him to make an appearance on stage. When the moment came the weekend of May 13, the singers belted out an intoxicating duet of Morgan’s emotional country ballad, “Almost Home.” 

Morgan originally released this fan-favorite track in 2002 as part of his I Love It album. Then in 2020, he remastered the original track.

Embracing their beloved southern drawls, the audience fell into the palm of their hands, screaming along to each note that they executed with their raw, gritty vocals. 

“I was runnin’ from some honey bees / Drip dryin’ in the summer breeze / After jumpin’ into Calico creek / I was walkin’ down an old dirt road / Past a field of hay that had just been mowed / Man I wish you’d just left me alone / I was almost home,” they sing in the chorus as their stunning harmonies won over the crowd. 

Taking to Instagram, Leatherwood first shared a photo of him and Morgan, noting that he feels “blessed to share some great conversations and advice.” His following post included a clip of the milestone night in which he shared the stage with a renowned country star. 

“Last night was another absolutely incredible experience being able to sing with Craig Morgan in my hometown. What an amazing man Craig is and what a surprise it was to have him call me up.”

This shows just how far Leatherwood has come since his win on the singing competition show in 2022. During his time on the show, the Georgia native received mentorship and made plenty of valuable new connections from being on Blake Shelton’s team. While he has yet to release any original music, he teased that he’s “working on it.”

“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 told Music Mayhem.

Bryce Leatherwood; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Bryce Leatherwood; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Fans most recently got a glimpse into this forthcoming new music from the singer when he shared a clip of an original song he wrote with Chris Dubois and Lynn Hutton titled, “The One My Daddy Found.”

“She don’t mind roses on Valentine’s Day / But she’d rather have daises / She can back a bass boat in the lake / And she’s good with babies / She ain’t scared of Skoal Wintergreen if you lay one on her / She’s every good old boy’s dream / Hell, who wouldn’t want her,” he sings in the teaser.

Leatherwood has also revealed that in addition to recording his own music, he has plans to one day make the move to Nashville.

“I’m planning on the move right now, just gotta figure out everything with my home scenario. I gotta save my money,” Leatherwood shared. “I’m still a broke college kid. I don’t care what prize money that they threw my way. I’m not even going to see that. That’s going to go in into some investments. So I just gotta stay young, stay broke, and stay hungry because thriving off a little, you can grow a lot more than thriving off a lot. So, I’m just very excited to pursue my career.”

As he continues to make great strides in the country music industry, Leatherwood is currently preparing to hit the road for a run of shows in support of Dwight Yoakam.

“Alright y’all! Here’s my current tentative show schedule for this Summer,” he wrote on social media announcing his upcoming tour dates. “I’m super excited to hit the road and get to perform some of my new music for y’all! God is Good.” 

Throughout the summer, Bryce Leatherwood also has a number of headlining dates scheduled, including appearances at festivals such as The Barefoot Music Festival, CMA Fest and more.

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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.