Cherie Oakley Performs Miranda Lambert’s ‘Gunpowder and Lead’ on ‘The Voice’
The 29-year-old singer from Nashville is a seasoned performer who has been a backup singer for both Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson. She even wrote Reba McEntire's No. 1 hit 'Turn On the Radio.' "I've always wanted to be an artist,' said Oakley before her blind audition. "I mean, I love being a background vocalist but I'd love to prove that I don't need to be in the shadows anymore."
For a little while, it looked like Oakley's choice to perform 'Gunpowder and Lead' would backfire on her. But eventually, Christina Aguilera pressed her approval button and spun around to see Oakley sing. None of the other three coaches chose to represent Oakley.
Shelton explained that Oakley took on a tough task by performing Lambert's hit. "I'm sitting there listening to you sing my fiancee's song,' explained Shelton. 'I wanted you to beat Miranda, but I didn't think you did.'
Since Aguilera was the only one to turn around, she will serve as Oakley's coach on 'The Voice.' "I could just tell you were attacking it," said Christina. "I'm interested to see what I could do taking a different genre in."
Watch Cherie Oakley Sing Miranda Lambert's 'Gunpowder and Lead' on 'The Voice'