The Voice contestant Adam Wakefield performed “The Conversation” with his coach Blake Shelton this past Monday night (5/23), a classic country song that was sure to be a hit with old-school country music fans.
Wakefield has covered classic country on the show in the past, most famously the George Jones turned Chris Stapleton hit “Tennessee Whiskey”. It was his choice of “Tennessee Whiskey” that had coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton fighting over the contestant to join their teams.
“The reason it took me longer to hit my button is ’cause Adam doesn’t realize that’s a George Jones song that Chris Stapleton covered and Chris Stapleton took the melody and changed it,” Shelton said. “I thought, ‘I gotta hear what this guy does with this chorus.’ By the way, country is not always about exactly what you sound like but it’s about what you want to represent with your music. It’s guys like you that get me so excited about the future of Nashville. Dude, you’re country. You’re freakin’ country.”
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Watch the performance from last night below!