Critics often remark that “The Voice” hasn’t produced any superstars. But some people forget that country singer, Morgan Wallen, actually got his start on “The Voice.”

Wallen competed in season 6 of the popular NBC talent competition, in 2014. For his blind audition, he sang Howie Day’s “Collide” and got two red chairs to turn: Shakira’s and Usher’s.

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His original goal was to be a professional baseball player, but after an injury, he decided to pursue singing, something he had always loved. “I don’t want to go home and just be that normal landscaper guy again” he confessed in his pre-audition interview.

After Wallen finished singing, Usher and Shakira were being so polite about trying to get Wallen on their team, that Adam Levine called it a “love fest,” got up and sat on Blake Shelton’s lap.  Shakira quipped, “that’s another kind of love.”

Usher told Wallen, “there were some moments in your performance that I felt like, they were not properly executed” and Wallen agreed.  He ended up choosing Usher as his coach. After he got eliminated during the battle rounds, Adam Levine stole him. However, he ended up getting sent home in the first round of the playoffs, according to Nikki

Although he didn’t win “The Voice,” Wallen actually sees that as a positive thing. He told People, “I’m thankful that I didn’t win because it gave me a chance to take a couple years after that show and really figure out who I was as an artist and get the right team around me.”

Wallen also told People that he” didn’t even know what ‘The Voice’ was” when he auditioned. “It was a big first step,” he expressed. “I guess that’s the first time in my life where I realized that maybe I actually have a shot at this.”

Wallen Has Had an ‘Up Down’ Experience

Since his appearance on “The Voice,” Wallen has risen to be a country music superstar. His first major single, which dropped three years after “The Voice,” in 2017, and included the help of Florida Georgia Line, had an apt title: “Up Down.”

The next year, in 2018, he released his life-changing hit, “Whiskey Glasses” which, as of 2022, was certified 7x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). However, Wallen’s journey to …read more



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