Craig Wayne Boyd says that being the opening act for Rascal Flatts during their Las Vegas residency was a dream come true for him, because the band's music inspired him during his early days in Nashville.

During a recent conversation with Big Label Label Group, The Voice winner explains how Rascal Flatts' music inspired him as he pursued a country music career of his own.

“I was beside myself, because those guys had a song out when I first moved to Nashville, Tenn., and I believe I had it on repeat from the time I hit the Texas border, all the way to the Tennessee border, and it was ‘I’m Movin’ On’,'" Boyd recalls. "And that was one of those songs that helped me get through a place that I was at in my life, and to now have those guys be the ones that are helping me catapult my career, when they were the ones that encouraged me to do it via their songs anyways, is pretty mind blowin’.”

Boyd moved to Nashville at age 25, and spent several years pursuing a country music career before ultimately winning season seven of The Voice. He was coached to success by fellow country singer Blake Shelton.

During his opening act, the 34-year-old musician had the opportunity to introduce some fans to his music, including his debut single, "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face."

To learn more about Boyd's music and upcoming tour dates, visit his website.

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