Spencer Kaufman is the Editor-in-Chief of Loudwire. He grew up playing stickball and basketball in Brooklyn, N.Y., before graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communication Arts. He has been a professional music journalist for more than a decade in New York City. He digs punk, hardcore and industrial music, and fondly remembers the time Iggy Pop landed on him after a stage dive. His favorite movie is 'Taxi Driver' and he once played in a fictional college band called the Raging De Niros.
Who Are Tori and Taylor Thompson From ‘The Voice’?
Tori and Taylor Thompson are no strangers to televised singing competitions, having already emerged victorious on the short-lived Fox show 'American Juniors.' The sister duo is now hoping to come out winners on 'The Voice.'
Who Is Angela Wolff From ‘The Voice’?
A little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll. That's the best way to describe 'The Voice' contestant Angela Wolff, a Georgia native who now resides in Nashville. Wolff didn't win over Blake Shelton with her performance of Miranda Lambert's 'The House Th…
Beyonce Releases Cover of Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the USA’ to Benefit 9/11 Families
Pop superstar Beyonce has unleashed a never-before-released studio version of country artist Lee Greenwood's classic anthem 'God Bless the USA' to assist the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund.
Who Is Cherie Oakley From ‘The Voice’?
Cherie Oakley already has a No. 1 country hit under her belt, so how come most people never heard of her until her audition on 'The Voice'? Well, that No. 1 hit was Reba McEntire's 'Turn On the Radio,' which the 29-year-old Oakley co-wrote.
Who Is Curtis Grimes From ‘The Voice’?
While Curtis Grimes didn't quite impress Blake Shelton with his rendition of the tune 'Hillbilly Bone' on his first appearance on NBC's singing competition 'The Voice,' the 25-year-old singer from Gilmer, Texas, won a spot on coach Cee Lo Green's team.
Casey Weston Climbs Back Into ‘The Voice’ by Performing Keith Urban’s ‘Stupid Boy’
After feeling the sting of rejection when she performed Miley Cyrus' 'The Climb' for her initial blind audition on 'The Voice,' Casey Weston was given a second chance to impress the coaches with a rendition of Keith Urban's 'Stupid Boy.'
Cherie Oakley Performs Miranda Lambert’s ‘Gunpowder and Lead’ on ‘The Voice’
Cherie Oakley was the first contestant to perform on the second episode of 'The Voice,' and she took a big chance by performing 'Gunpowder and Lead' by coach Blake Shelton's fiancee, Miranda Lambert.
Taylor Swift Tapped to Close Out 2011 CMA Music Festival
Taylor Swift has joined the stellar lineup of country superstars set to take the stage during the 2011 CMA Music Festival, which takes place June 9-12 at LP Field in Nashville. Swift will have the honor of closing out the four-day event with her Sunday night set.
Who Is Patrick Thomas From ‘The Voice’?
Patrick Thomas sported a big hat and an even bigger voice when he belted out Tim McGraw's 'Live Like You Were Dying' for his audition on NBC's aptly named singing competition 'The Voice.' The young crooner's talents earned him a spot on coach Blake Shelton's t…
‘The Voice’ Contestants Patrick Thomas, Elenowen and Jeff Jenkins Moving Up iTunes Charts
Country-leaning artists Patrick Thomas, Elenowen and Jeff Jenkins are among the contestants on 'The Voice' who are already making waves on the iTunes charts with their audition performances and previous releases.