Craig Wayne Boyd Brings Country to ‘The Voice’ With ‘The Whiskey Ain’t Workin”
Craig Wayne Boyd is a Texas native with strong country influences, so it was only fitting that for his audition on 'The Voice' he would sing 'The Whiskey Ain't Workin',' originally by Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart.
The long-haired hopeful had 'The Voice' crowd into the song as soon as he sang the first couple of notes. They cheered as Adam Levine and Blake Shelton smiled to each other in their chairs. Boyd looked the part in his dark brown fringed leather jacket, and even Pharrell Williams was impressed as he hit some of the tougher notes.
Shelton played air guitar and mouthed the words to the song before finally turning his chair around like we all knew he would. Behind the scenes, Boyd's parents jumped for joy knowing their son was picked -- by a country singer, no less. It only got better for them when Williams also hit his red button. Another judge turning his chair caused quite the reaction from Shelton, who obviously wanted the country singer on his team.
Williams admitted he didn't know the song, but sang Boyd's praises over his ad libs. Shelton responded, saying, "How incredible is it that he doesn't know a song, but he still knows when you're ad libbing?"
The country singer further told the contestant: "Let's turn 'The Voice' into a honky tonk!" That was all it took. Boyd happily announced he'd be joining Team Blake.
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