Season 11 of The Voice is over, and Sundance Head has been crowned the winner. The 37 year old majestically bearded Texan beat out Wé McDonald, Billy Gilman, and Josh Gallagher, giving coach Blake Shelton his 5th win.
In addition to performances of Etta James’ “At Last,” and an original composition, Head performed a duet with Shelton, and a medley with the band KISS.
His father, Roy Head, was part of a 60’s band called The Traits, who had a hit called “Treat Her Right,” which Head performed on Monday night.
This isn’t Sundance Head’s first singing competition. You might remember him from season 6 of American Idol, where he almost made it to the top 12. After that, a recording contract he thought was happening materialized. Head hasn’t let any roadblocks slow him down, having been a traveling musician for more than 5 years.
Some of his best performances this season include renditions of Alicia Keys’ “No One”, and his blind audition of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”. His soulful voice even pushed his performance of Tom T. Hall’s “Me and Jesus” to #1 in the iTunes Christian category.
With a cool $100,000, a new record contract under his belt, and the dedicated backing of his celebrity coach, you can expect to hear more from Sundance Head in the near future. Follow him on Twitter at @sundancehead.