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 team.

Thomas grew up in Colleyville, Texas, and now attends Nashville's Vanderbilt University on a full scholarship. He's earning a double major in music and economics -- two subjects that should serve him well as he pursues a career in entertainment. He's the child of two performers who both spent time on and off Broadway.

"In my opinion, 'The Voice' is the perfect opportunity for me because I don't have a crazy story or a wild appearance," writes Thomas in a blog post. "I had a wonderful childhood. My parents and my sister are my biggest fans. I know I can sing and have never wanted to do anything else. This show focuses on the one thing that should always be most important: Can you sing or not."

The 20-year-old singer has posted a number of performances on his YouTube channel, including a handful of cover tunes and an original song called 'Like Grandma and Grandpa Do.'

Thomas certainly proved that he can sing when he impressed the coaches on 'The Voice' with his stellar version of 'Live Like You Were Dying.' His career prospects sure look good with Blake Shelton leading the way.

Watch Patrick Thomas Sing Tim McGraw's 'Live Like You Were Dying' on 'The Voice'

Watch Patrick Thomas Record His Song 'Like Grandma and Grandpa Do'