Craig Wayne Boyd — Country Music Artist
Craig Wayne Boyd — Winner of The Voice
As a longtime viewer of The Voice, a major fan of Blake Shelton, and a lover of country music, I've always favored Team Blake. During the 7th Season of The Voice I favored Craig Wayne Boyd.
It didn't matter which team he was on, I was rooting for him. He had to win! Sunshine's choices always win! The fact that he had charisma and mega-talent was also in his favor.
Craig was like a chameleon. He could change song style and wardrobe and still be amazing. He left no stone unturned. He was the first contestant to be saved twice. He was also the first winner to appear on both Ellen and Jimmy Fallon. Now that is quite an honor. Lucky him.
I cannot imagine what was going on in his head... the whirlwind ride he has been on since his victory on The Voice. Craig must be walking on air while strumming his guitar to scores of fans who cannot wait to meet him and hear his golden voice that blends well with his hair color. This fan hopes to meet him one day.
Craig Wayne Boyd Almost Gave Up On His Dream
By the year 2014, Craig had been working at his hopeful country music career for 14 years. He had been in Nashvile for 11 years and was hoping for his moment.
He had signed with EMI and had produced two albums, both of which are for sale on iTunes.
Yet, his moment still hadn't arrived. He was at the point where he was considering leaving the music industry and getting a real job. Say WHAT? One of his popular songs is titled, "I Ain't No Quitter!"
Ain't nobody got time for quitters!
Luckily for all of us Craig Fans, his moment did eventually arrive...The Voice finally emailed him back for an audition. From that moment on the rest is history in the making....
Cooking is Another Talent of Craig's
Craig was born on New Years Eve in 1978. He hails from Mesquite, Texas...a suburb near Dallas. His father, who earned a living as a truck driver played the guitar and banjo. Craig was surrounded by music and obviously talented kinfolk.
He sang in the church choir and eventually became the director. Music burned hot in his soul. All I can say to that is, Amen! I can not imagine life without music.
Craig loves to cook and he is a major fan of Elvis. Could y'all imagine Craig dancing around the kitchen cooking up a meal for his son Jaxon, while listening to Elvis songs? Truck yeah!
I could imagine it because his music has a way of moving us. Whether through laughter or tears. Music lovers everywhere, not just fans of country music know the emotional roller coaster ride good music puts us on...Craig Wayne Boyd, thank you for the ride.
His favorite movie is Tombstone. Bill Paxton, Sam Elliott and Kurt Russell..Oh my! I could watch Tombstone with the volume off and still be satisfied.
The softer side of Craig includes his heartfelt caring for cancer patients. Unfortunately he had witnessed the scars that cancer makes in the innocent lives of its victims. Craig has visited cancer patients in hospitals and performed for them. Fans of Craig Wayne Boyd also raise money for Relay for Life.
Craig Wayne Boyd via Twitter
Craig Wayne Boyd takes the Country Music Industry By Storm
Thanks to The Voice, Team Blake and most of all, the multi-talented and multi-instrumentalist from a very young age...Craig is finally on his way to stardom. The ride wasn't an easy one, then again nothing in life comes easy. If by chance it does, in my opinion, it really ain't as worthwhile.
Determination and dedication is why Craig Wayne Boyd is about to earn the recognition he so deserves.
His first hit which he sang on The Voice Finale was, "My Baby's Got A Smile On Her Face." This song exploded on the charts and went to #1. The only other artist that qualifies for that honor is Garth Brooks, back in 2007 with his hit "More Than A Memory."
Craig has already appeared at The Grand Ole Opry, which is a very special privilege for Country Music stars. Unfortunately, it was a very emotional evening at The Opry since that particular night they were saluting a fallen hero. Little Jimmy Dickens. Rest in Peace. Craig was a hot mess, but after releasing some stress tears he took the stage by storm and received an "atta boy" from those who are now his peers.
Craig is the 6th country music star to score a Las Vegas residency within a month of winning The Voice! Yeehaw, how awesome is that for making history? I bet Craig is thrilled that he never gave up on his dream and instead went full force ahead to stardom. If you are in Vegas from Feb. 25th until March 14th, Craig will be opening for Rascal Flatts at the Hard Rock Hotel.
His favorite color is red which means, you have a passion and enthusiasm for life and are not afraid to pursue your dreams and goals...Amen to that! Like his song states, "I Ain't No Quitter!"
Fans of Craig's are known as the Yallers, which coincides with his Twitter handle @CWBYall. Well y'all, I'm here to tell you that if you haven't yet heard Craig's music I highly suggest you mosey on along and get to listening and show some support, y'all will be thanking this Yaller.
Craig Wayne Boyd
"I grew up in a Pentecostal home
and in gospel music and
my dad played bluegrass.
Those are the two main ingredients
in my style of country..."
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