WATCH: Tim McGraw Look-Alike Sings McGraw’s Hits On ‘Clash of the Cover Bands’
20 of American’s best tribute acts are competing on E!’s new music competition series, Clash of the Cover Bands, for…
Adam Tucker; Photo by: Casey Durkin/E! Entertainment, Tim McGraw; Photo via YouTube
20 of American’s best tribute acts are competing on E!’s new music competition series, Clash of the Cover Bands, for a chance at a big cash prize and the opportunity to perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
This week, contestant Adam Tucker showcased his best Tim McGraw performance in front of judges Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert and Ester Dean.
Tucker is a Tim McGraw impersonator who performs in Las Vegas. The former football player became a fan of McGraw in 1992 and would often cover McGraw’s songs while traveling with his college football team.
During the show, Tucker said that he always wanted to pursue a music career, but said that record labels would turn him away because he was too similar to Tim McGraw.
After his first performance, the judges encouraged Tucker to work on his vocals and sent him to meet with a vocal expert and a movement expert with hopes to improve before the official battle.
Now facing off against a Keith Urban clone, who performed “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” and “Days Go By,” Tucker had his shot at winning over the judges.
He took the stage to sing McGraw’s “Real Good Man” and “I Like It, I Love It,” and was ultimately crowned the winner.
Click above to re-live his performances.
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Prior to the show’s premiere, Queen frontman and former American Idol contestant, Adam Lambert shared what he believes makes the show so exciting.
“I think it’s really exciting because some of the impersonations are literally like doppelgängers,” he told E! News. “I had friends that watched the teaser that was out and there was a flash of a couple of the artists and they were like, ‘Oh, did J.Lo come on the show?’ They didn’t understand. I was like, ‘No, no, no. That’s not her!’ They were like, ‘What?!’”
He continued, “I think people are going to be really, really fascinated by the likeness of some of these people, both the way the look and the way that they perform, their sound. We just had a lot of fun. In addition to all of that, there’s really something for everybody on the show. We have current pop divas, we have bands from the ’80s and the ’90s, we have classic icons. It’s sort of like something for everybody, which I love.”
Lauren Jo Black
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.