A country music star was born this week on The Voice.
Jonesboro native Cory Jackson performed during the NBC show’s blind auditions, singing fellow Arkansan Glen Campbell’s song “Galveston.” He quickly made an impression on the judges.
Of the four Voice judges, three of them turned around for Jackson, indicating that they wanted him on their team. Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani turned around for him, and both singers complimented his voice and pitched him on their attributes as coaches.
Stefani admitted she would be a wildcard choice but said she could bring out the cross-over potential in Jackson.
“If you wanted to take a risk, I could really help you with being really unique because for me, that song is like a cross-over song,” Stefani said.
“Do you want to be country?” Stefani asked.
“I do, I do want to be country,” Jackson said.
Ultimately, Jackson chose the first coach to turn around for him: Blake Shelton.
“I love your voice. You sang the crap out of it,” Shelton says. “A lot of Glen’s records were big-sounding for country radio. Great job.”
Follow Jackson’s progress on the show, which airs on NBC. The show typically runs Monday and Tuesday.
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