Sawyer Fredericks: From Farmer to Superstar

Updated on August 29, 2017
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Shauna shares her passion for the artists who bring us music, create memories and make the world a better place.

Sawyer Fredericks
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I’ll admit it: I’m in love. Yeah, I’m old enough to be this boy’s grandmother, but I’m in love . . . with his soul. Sawyer Fredericks, raised on a farm in Upstate New York, is, without question, an old soul. His music and original lyrics speak far beyond the sixteen years he’s graced this Earth. And grace is what Sawyer Fredericks possesses. Grace. Soul. Humility. Innocence. Conviction. Truth. Truth to himself. And love. Even the covers this phenomenal talent sings have his stamp on them. He’s not like any other artist on the charts today.

And that’s why I love him. Sawyer Fredericks brings a lost art back to the stage and our hearts. His earthy voice pours folk back into music. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. With all the sex and foul language that litters today’s lyrics, the world needs to be reminded of what music is and should be: a message of beauty, vulnerability, pain, struggle, and goodness.

Sawyer does just that using his voice and guitar as the only vehicles. No fancy electronic gizmos. No gimmicks; just a simple boy with a heart-felt need to share with the world.

Oh yeah. In case you don’t know who Sawyer Fredericks is, he won Season Eight of The Voice, which had some very talented singers, but no one sounded like Sawyer. From the moment he took stage on the Blinds (Auditions), he had my heart.

Apparently, America agrees with me.

Since being introduced to this amazingly talented boy, I’ve spent hours on You Tube listening to and viewing home videos of his work. It’s interesting to note that The Voice talent scouts found Sawyer Fredericks on You Tube and invited him to audition. Can you imagine? How cool is that?

Here’s a video of his Blind Audition on The Voice:

Check Out This 4-Chair Turnaround

Humble Beginnings

Sawyer Christopher Fredericks was born in Newtown, CT on March 31, 1999 to Carl and Kirsten Fredericks. He’s the youngest of three sons. The family spent some time in Roxbury, CT until they moved to Windrake Farm in Fultonville, NY in 2007. He tends the farm alongside his mom, dad, and brothers Skyler and Aric. Sawyer has named every one of the farm animals and can most likely be heard singing while he tends to the cows and collects eggs.

Sawyer has been playing guitar since 2010, when he was just 12 years old. Since then he’s written over three dozen songs and has performed at local farmers markets, open mic nights and other local venues. In 2013 he released his first full length CD “Out My Window”, featuring 15 original songs.

Enjoy the following video montage of various performances before appearing on The Voice:

Do Yourself a Favor and Spend the Time Watching This Amazing Kid Perform

Musical Influences

Two of Sawyer’s favorite artists are American folk singer/song writer Ray LaMontagne and the legendary band Creedence Clearwater Revival. His rendition of LaMontagne’s “Trouble” is poignant and emotional, keeping his fans and the judges captivated with his style.

Beginning with Season Seven, The Voice finalists are now encouraged to sing an original song in addition to the covers they perform on the season finale. This year, Sawyer was given the honor of singing “Please”, written by Ray LaMontagne. Needless to say, he was thrilled. In an interview with Hollywood Life, Sawyer had this to say about that:

“As far as I know, the song was written especially for me. I got a text from Ray and he sent me the song that he wanted me to record. Just getting that was amazing. I’m just so happy right now!”

— Sawyer Fredericks

Take a minute to listen to Sawyer’s performance:

"Please" Written by Ray LaMontagne for Sawyer Fredericks

Another stellar moment leading up to Sawyer’s win was the opportunity to sing a medley with legendary John Fogerty, formerly of CCR. You can tell they had a blast:

Imagine Sharing the Stage With This Music Legend!

Folk Singers Wear Their Hats Well

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Bob DylanArlo GuthrieNeil YoungJoni MitchellJoan BaezSawyer Fredericks
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Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie | Source
Neil Young
Neil Young | Source
Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell | Source
Joan Baez
Joan Baez | Source
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Sawyer Fredericks | Source

10 Song Medley

What Will the Future Bring?

For Sawyer Christopher Fredericks, the future is bright. His unique voice and soulful performances took him above the pop, rock, and country singers on The Voice. That speaks volumes for his talent and music in general. He is the beginning of a trend to send music back in time when artists had something to say and America needed – yearned – to listen.

With music greats such as Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Joan Baez now taking residence in the dusty archives of radio – most often only coming out to play in Baby Boomer’s homes - Sawyer Fredericks has the heart and soul to bring folk music back to life. I have no doubt fame will not squelch the humble young man that he is; his feet are firmly planted in the soil of his roots. He will continue to sing to his cows and chickens and pour the wisdom of his old soul into the music the world so desperately needs.

Can’t you just imagine a folk revival on his parents’ 88-acre farm in Upstate New York? Now there’s an idea!

P.S. I reached out to Sawyer requesting an interview but I’ve not heard back. I’m sure he’s taking a much needed break. If I do hear from him, I’ll surely do a follow-up article.

Great Place for a Folk Revival, Don't You Think?

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        Patricia Scott 

        8 weeks ago from sunny Florida

        Yes. He is. And the talent does not hurt either

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        8 weeks ago from Central Florida

        Patricia, thank you for the return visit. He's pretty amazing for such a young man, isn't he?

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        Patricia Scott 

        8 weeks ago from sunny Florida

        I had to come back and reread this as I simply adore his music. I did not know his music (shame on me) till I read this. Once again thank you for the introduction. Take care. Angels are headed your way ps

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        Pamela, it's nice to see you again. I just ordered and received Sawyer's latest album, based on Stephanie's suggestion below. I'm looking forward to playing it.

        Thank you for your wonderful comment!

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        5 months ago from Sunny Florida

        I thought he was so terrific on the voice. This is an excellent article about Sawyer. How could you not like this young man? I am glad I came across this excellent article.I have just started updating my hundreds of articles, so I it is nice to see familiar faces.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        Paula, you're a cherished friend. With you living so close to Sawyer's home town, chances are good you can catch him in concert.

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        Paula 

        5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Sha,,,I remember this article well. I also recall our discussions about cute, talented Sawyer. I was thrilled to find he lived not so far from me!

        What a nice comment you received and thanks for sharing that with me via email. Sometimes our muse can use a boost or two.

        Here's another boost. I LOVE your writing. Always have. Peace girlfriend, Paula

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        Stephanie, I just bought Sawyer's "Hide the Ghost". I can't wait to hear it. Good artists who won't stray from their heart and soul publish/produce on their own. That just confirms my belief in this young man's soul. I wonder if any of the folk artists of years gone by will or have reached out to him to applaud his revival of music that will stand the test of time and ring a message forever.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        Stephanie, thank you for your wonderful comment! Firstly, I've not stopped writing for HP. I've simply had to go back to a full time job and my muse hasn't quite snagged me yet. She doesn't like to share a relegated part of my brain!

        Yes, I follow Sawyer. I'm subscribed to his website and I get his Twitter feeds daily. One thing I haven't done (and will now fix) is buy his albums now that they're available on CD.

        Again, thank you for your awesome comment, especially your opening sentence. Muse, are you hearing Stephanie?????

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        Stephanie Cohen 

        5 months ago

        Too bad you aren't writing these days as this is one of the more thorough and well written pieces I've come across in a long time. I hope you are still following Sawyer, though, as he just released his second post-Voice album, this one independently, called "Hide Your Ghost." Unlike "A Good Storm," this one was totally written and produced by Sawyer with a team that supported his vision. If you haven't heard it, it is a masterpiece. It is available on all the usual places. Thanks for at least one great article.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        13 months ago from Central Florida

        Paula, I started a new job three weeks ago today. I haven't written in a very, very long time. After working on a computer all day, I have no desire to fire it up when I get home or even on the weekends. I'm trying to catch up on what my HP friends are up to, but with only an hour to do so during lunch, I'm losing the race.

        I look forward to your email!

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        Paula 

        13 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Hey girlfriend....Damn, I miss you! Where have we been? What have either of us been doing? Will send off email soon! Be well & happy Sha!....Love, Paula

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        22 months ago from Central Florida

        Marlene, I agree with you. Sawyer is very unique - and humble. I'd imagine working the land and coming from a tight-knit family has everything to do with the building the character of this very talented young man.

        He's kind of ruined it for The Voice, although I still watch it. There's been no one like him since he won.

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        Marlene Bertrand 

        22 months ago from USA

        I remember watching The Voice and as soon as I heard the first note come out of his mouth I turned to my husband and said, "He's going to win!" I absolutely love his voice and his demeanor. He is the most humble performer I have ever seen. I enjoyed learning a little bit more about him through your article. Thank you.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        22 months ago from Central Florida

        Patricia, thank you so much for stopping by once again. Sawyer Fredericks certainly is a talented and humble young man. His career seems to be doing quite well. I'm so happy for him!

        My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Heston Wayne is a real trooper.

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        Patricia Scott 

        22 months ago from sunny Florida

        As you know I have read this before but I cannot get enough of his sound. So here I am again. And also so I can thank you again for stopping to read and comment on the hub about Heston Wayne.

        Hoping all is good with you and yours as we begin the holiday season....Angels are on the way to you this morning ps shared

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        Audrey, I'm so happy that this hub has given you a little more information about this talented young man. You just put a smile on my face!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        His voice captivated me the very first time I saw him on The Voice. Knowing nothing about this young man's background, I really got excited when I found this hub. You've done an outstanding job and I enjoyed reading about him.

        Thanks and sharing.

        Hugs,

        Audrey

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        Dianna, he already has a new album out and has been touring outside his general safe zone, upstate New York. He's very gifted, indeed!

        I love The Voice. Often, I'll close my eyes during the audition phase of the show and just listen, much like the judges have to do with their chairs turned away from the stage. That way I hear the voice without looks or mannerisms to interfere with what I hear.

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        Dianna Mendez 

        2 years ago

        I do not catch The Voice often but I am so glad it boosts talent such as this. I enjoyed reading about this young man's success. We will probably see him rise in stardom over the next few years.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        Thank you, Pamela. Sawyer's career is taking off. He has a new album out and has been playing intimate venues in Washington State and California. He's living his dream!

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        2 years ago from Sunny Florida

        I watched him and certainly agreed that he was the number 1 contestant. I know he will have a long career, and he is so cute. Great article!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        I'm jealous that you got to see him in person, Californiagrandma! I would love for him to come to the Orlando area, but after what happened here last week, beginning with the killing of Christina Grimmie after her performance, and culminating with the largest massacre in U.S. history, I'd rather he stay close to home.

        Bless his heart for not letting his illness stop the show. What a trooper!

        Thanks for coming back and sharing your personal experience. I wish I'd been there!

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        Californiagrandma 

        2 years ago

        Hello! I came back again to re-read your blog about Sawyer, and my thoughts and feelings haven't changed...and it's been almost a year! I was thrilled to be able to see him in person at House of Blues in San Diego, and even tho his voice was almost gone (and I think he may have been sick as well), he was a pro, and continued the entire performance. He even had to change up his song set at the last minute, as his voice wouldn't hit some of the notes. I wanted to meet him, but my "grandma genes" kicked in, and didn't want to bother him when he wasn't feeling well. Oh well, there's always next time : )...What a beautiful talent, and I am still a fan for life!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        Thanks for the second read, Patricia. It seems you're not the only one who likes this article. I'll be filing a DMCA against someone who liked it so much, they felt the need to steal it!

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        Patricia Scott 

        2 years ago from sunny Florida

        hi Shauna...I have read this before...liked it then, love it now...it is a Sawyer kind of day so I came back :D

        Hoping all is good with you and yours.

        Angels are on the way to you today ps

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        Paula, I don't work weekends. However, this weekend I have some copy I need to write for my interior designer client. He's got a feature coming up in the spring edition of Orange Appeal that's due next week.

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        Paula 

        2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Sh,,,,just poking in to say Hello, I miss you & our visits. If you have 5 min over the week-end....send me some chit-chat on the new job. You don't work week-ends, do you? I assume you don't because that's the only time I see your cute face in the daily threads. Hugs, Paula

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        You said it, sujaya. I love his soulful voice!

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        sujaya venkatesh 

        2 years ago

        talent at sway

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        I know what you mean. He has a new single out. It's called "Forever Wrong". He was approached by novelist, Mitch Albom to write a theme song for his new book. Google "Sawyer Fredericks Forever Wrong" to hear it on You Tube. You'll love it!

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        Patricia Scott 

        2 years ago from sunny Florida

        You see my comment just above...stopping in once again because I just cannot get enough of his voice!!! What a talent.

        Angels are once again on the way to you ps

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        Patti, I know what you mean. Sawyer is one of a kind. I don't know who I like on this season's The Voice. No one is as unique as he is. He's definitely a hard act to follow!

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        Patricia Scott 

        2 years ago from sunny Florida

        You know Shauna I am almost positive I read this before but who could ever get enough of THAT voice!!!

        Amazing and speaks right to my soul.....

        Thank you so much for this hub....I will probably be back to listen once again....

        Angels are headed your way this evening ps

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Yes, Flourish. He just got back from L.A. He was out there for six weeks working on his new album. He's also performing in many upstate New York venues. I'm waiting for the release of his new album. I'll snatch up a copy as soon as I hear they've hit the market. If you're interested, you can follow him on Twitter to see what he's up to these days.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        3 years ago from USA

        Any idea what happened to him since the show?

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Kim, I'm so glad you found this hub. I felt compelled to write it once I started following Sawyer on The Voice. He's amazing.

        Sawyer is an inspiration. He's made a name for himself at a very young age. What's more, he's brought back the kind of music I love and the world needs to hear. I hope your son enjoys this. I'd love to hear his feedback on this beautifully talented old soul.

        Thank you for sharing and pinning. I'm sure Sawyer will appreciate it!

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        ocfireflies 

        3 years ago from North Carolina

        Shauna,

        This continues to be a magical night for me as I enjoy my hub hop. It has been a long time since I could just sit down (I don't have the fancy phone that allows you access 24/7--just my old desktop)

        And everywhere I land, I come across something awesome and your hub is not different. First of all, I have an old fedora just like Sawyer wears--that I LOVE. Secondly, my youngest son, Joseph is following his dream and diligently pursuing his career as a musician/singer/songwriter. I know he will love this hub, too. He probably has already heard of this young talent, but I had not until I read your hub.

        Thank You for introducing me to such a cool kid with incredible talent. Please consider this hub shared and pinned...

        Blessings,

        Kim

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Hey, Linda! I appreciate the visit. I'm sure Sawyer does too! :-)

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        3 years ago from Orlando, FL

        I stopped by to say hello to Sawyer and Sha! :)

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Awesome. I look forward to reading it, Chris!

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        Chris Mills 

        3 years ago from Missoula, Montana through August 2018

        That's a great idea, Shauna. Their mother had a profound influence on their lives, as most mothers do, and I can see her efforts paying off still.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Chris, you must have some very talented sons! I'd love for you to write a hub featuring them and their work.

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        Chris Mills 

        3 years ago from Missoula, Montana through August 2018

        This is my kind of musician, songwriter and person in general. He reminds me of my own sons. Thanks for the article. I'll be watching for more on him.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        You're welcome Sujaya.

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        sujaya venkatesh 

        3 years ago

        tnq for the info Brv

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Audrey, did you enjoy his music? His sound is captivating and so unique!

        Thank you for the visit. Have a great day!

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        Audrey Howitt 

        3 years ago from California

        This was a wonderful tribute--I had not heard of him before---

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        I agree. There was one part during the show when Pherrell was trying to get Sawyer to loosen up and move a bit. He asked him what he does at home when he sings and he said, "I just kinda walk around." So Pherrell had him do that and his stage presence soared after that. I can't wait for his new CD to come out!!

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        xInspiredx 

        3 years ago from Arizona

        No I did not see him live. It only took me to hear the first 4 words of him sing and I was stunned. Lol I thought oh my what a voice. The thing that got me, he said, all I do is work on the farm get on my tractor trailer and sing while I work. I thought wow I bet the birds and farm animals really enjoyed him. He definitely has an amazing voice.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        xInspiredx, thank you for reading. Did you see his audition live? You nailed it: Sawyer has a very soulful voice. He sounds like no one else that I can think of. He's quite unique.

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        xInspiredx 

        3 years ago from Arizona

        I saw his audition and knew he had a great chance of winning, very soulful voice. Great hub about him!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Anna, I'm afraid I haven't done much with Faith. I decided not to post any more chapters online. I'll complete the novel then look for an agent to represent me in hopes of publishing with a traditional publishing house. That's a long way off, though.

        You're so good at writing in the paranormal genre. Have you written a book?

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        Anna Haven 

        3 years ago from Scotland

        Hi

        I have been creating my paranormal world, it's my favourite genre and it just seemed the right time. The weeks disappear like sand on the shore and before you realise months have passed!

        I've missed reading my favourite writers here, so I popped back for a visit. How is Faith's story going?

        Anna :)

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Anna, it's wonderful to see you. Where have you been?

        Thank you for reading about this talented young man who has stolen my heart. It's refreshing (and encouraging) to see such integrity and strength of character in today's generation. He's a true inspiration.

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        Anna Haven 

        3 years ago from Scotland

        I haven't heard of him but he sounds like a talented and individual soul. It's always good to hear of someone who is getting it right and stepping outside of the traditional role. Good article, you provided us with a good undertanding of his talents and personality.

        I hope that you are well, and life is being good to you. :)

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Cris, I haven't gotten a response from Sawyer. I doubt I will. I'm sure he's been inundated with requests. He's working on his first album since his win, so I'm sure he's pretty busy.

        I'm glad you got to hear him on FB. He truly is a very talented young man.

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        CrisSp 

        3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        I don't really follow "The Voice"; not much of a TV viewer but someone posted one of his clips on FB and I really enjoyed it.

        Great talent indeed and I like his humble appearance.

        Looking forward to the interview. I hope you hear back from him soon. Meanwhile, I hope you're having a great summer Sha!

        Love from the sky~

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        I'm a fan for life too, Californiagrandma! Sawyer is a ray of hope and sunshine.

        I'm honored you felt compelled to read my post and leave a comment. You've put a huge smile on my face!

        Sawyer's in LA working on his new CD. Can't wait until it goes live. My music collection has a spot waiting for him.

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        Californiagrandma 

        3 years ago

        Hello! Thought I had read everything there was out there about Sawyer, but came across your article today, and all I can say is THANK YOU for putting into beautiful words exactly what my heart feels about Sawyer Fredericks. Now I am a 68 year old grandmother who has worked at her church for 22 years, and am not inclined to comment on celebrities, or even follow them in the news. But then along came Sawyer, and, you stated it so stunningly....I'm in love, with his soul! Obviously, I'm not the only one..America and the world agree. We have been yearning for a voice and spirit like Sawyer, and maybe didn't even realize it. I am a fan for life.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Thank you for the amazing compliment, Margaret. I fell in love with Sawyer right about the same time you and your husband did.

        Sawyer's in L.A. right now recording his new album. Rest assured, as soon as it comes out, I'm grabbing a copy!

        I'm going through your Joni Mitchell article now. I'll probably be there all afternoon listing to the videos and interviews!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Thank you for the amazing compliment, Margaret. I fell in love with Sawyer right about the same time you and your husband did.

        Sawyer's in L.A. right now recording his new album. Rest assured, as soon as it comes out, I'm grabbing a copy!

        I'm going through your Joni Mitchell article now. I'll probably be there all afternoon listing to the videos and interviews!

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        Margaret Schindel 

        3 years ago from Massachusetts

        Shauna, thank you for this wonderfully written tribute to Sawyer Fredericks. The first time he sang on The Voice my husband and I turned to each other and said, "WOW! He's one of a kind. Wouldn't it be amazing if he won?" Sawyer started out strong and just got better and better throughout the show. We were both surprised and delighted as we watched America fall in love with this unspoiled, loving young man and his beautiful, old soul, just as we had from the moment he started singing "In Constant Sorrow," a favorite song of ours that we discovered in the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" That's a hard song for anyone to sing convincingly, but for a sixteen-year-old who has lived a happy, loving and much-love life to do so is simply remarkable. You've certainly done him justice here.

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        Paula 

        3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Hey, that's what friends are for, GF. Keeping us based in reality. Friends are just a bunch of killjoys! LOL

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Paula, I love that dream! What'd you have to go and wake me up for?????

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        Paula 

        3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Sha....Here's a dream for you.......a beautiful summer night, light breeze....relaxing on the deck of a gorgeous boat as it slowly drifts in sync with the subtle waves......sharing champagne with Sam Elliot gazing adoringly into your eyes...., soothing folk music sung by Sawyer, serenading you in the background!........

        SHA! SHA!!! wake up....you're smiling real big and talking in your sleep!!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Sherry, I love your comment! Keep your eyes out for season nine. And definitely keep your ears open for Sawyer Fredericks. He's going to be big - I just know it!

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        Sherry Hewins 

        3 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

        I don't watch The Voice, but if this is the caliber of talent that comes from it, perhaps I should start. I enjoyed this hub.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Nell, I love his voice, too - it's so unique. So far, the only CD available is the one he made a few years ago. I do believe, however, that singles of what he sang on The Voice are available on iTunes. I'm looking forward to the first CD he puts out after his win.

        I haven't heard back from Sawyer with regard to interviewing him. If he does respond (which I doubt), I'll post the interview here on HP.

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        Nell Rose 

        3 years ago from England

        Hiya, Wow! I don't get to see this Program over here, we have our own version, and to be honest its rubbish! lol! But Sawyer blew me away! I just listened to all the videos, and wow what a voice! I love the wavery part of his voice its amazing! I would love to get his cd and if you do get to interview him, give me a nudge will you? thanks, great hub and singer too!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Sheila, I agree that we need this type of singer right now. His voice is unique and his soul is pure. I hope he stays true to himself and doesn't let fame change him.

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        Sheila Brown 

        3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

        I do remember seeing him on "The Voice"! I don't watch it often, but was lucky enough to catch this episode. He is amazing! We need his type of singer right now. His heart and soul show though during his singing. I hope he does extremely well!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Deb, I agree with you. I hope your idea comes to life and you post it here! And now you've given me an idea. I would love for my poem "Listen to Me, For Mother Earth I Plea" to be put to music.

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        Deb Hirt 

        3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

        A powerful, energetic, and remarkable voice. Sounds like a good person to sing lyrics for saving the earth and its gentlest inhabitants. You have given me an idea...

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Linda, I so agree with you. Most of today's music is garbage. I love Sawyer's style and voice. I could listen to him all day long!

        Thanx for sharing "all over". His fan base is growing!

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        Linda Rogers 

        3 years ago from Minnesota

        Now 'THIS" is "MUSIC". I am so glad you shared this article with us. I just love his voice and whole vibe. This is what music use to be. Congrats to this talented young man and what a blast to be jamming with his idol, "John". Loved all the videos! Sharing this all over my friend.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Ann, you're so welcome. I fell in love with this kid's soul the minute I heard his voice. I can't wait for his new CD to come out.

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        Ann Carr 

        3 years ago from SW England

        Great hub, Shauna! What a lovely guy and a great voice. I agree with you that it's so good to have someone who sings about love and the good in the world - the feel good factor. I'm fed up with all the rubbish that's about too; they're out for the image and the cash and the attention, but not this man.

        Thanks for bringing him to our attention.

        Up ++ & shared.

        Ann

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Colorfulone, he certainly is lovable! He'll be around for a long, long time.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Shryon, this was one of the best seasons in my opinion. I'm glad you love Sawyer. He's got quite the fan base!

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        Susie Lehto 

        3 years ago from Minnesota

        Sawyer Fredericks, is a refreshing talented young man that will go far. He is likable and lovable. Love his voice!

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        Shyron E Shenko 

        3 years ago from Texas

        Sha, this is beautiful, I sometimes watch "The Voice" but somehow miss this. Thank you, thank you. I too love this boy's soul.

        Thumbs up, UABI and shared.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Blondey, Sawyer really is a breath of fresh air. I'm very impressed with not only his talent, but his strength of self. He knows exactly who he is and what he wants out of life. How many 16 year old kids can say that today?

        Thanx for the visit!

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        Blondey Hubpages 

        3 years ago

        What an amazing, awesome, spirit-filled young man and so deserving of success.

        If you get an interview with him that would be very cool.

        Congratulations, Sawyer!!!! I love your voice and you seem to be a spiritual person. Keep up the good work, I am glad like BraveWarrior said that you are a breath of fresh air, putting out meaningful music, unlike many of today's stars. 5stars!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Thank you, Flourish. Who was your favorite?

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        FlourishAnyway 

        3 years ago from USA

        What a terrific hub, Sha. Although he wasn't my favorite, I like the enthusiasm with which you presented his case. Voted up and sharing, pinning.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Linda, I so appreciate that! Meghan has a great voice, but it's nothing we haven't heard. Sawyer is unique and brings folk back to the forefront of the airwaves. I really hope he continues on and doesn't get frightened by his new-found fame.

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        3 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Country music fans were rooting for Meghan, not me. She had her chance...it is Sawyers turn. I stopped by to tweet this out again! :)

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Suziecat, I hear through the grapevine that Sawyer has plans of singing with Mia again in the future. Their voices blend so well together.

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        suziecat7 

        3 years ago from Asheville, NC

        I love Sawyer too and am very glad that he won. I was also fond of Mia Z but, alas, it was not meant to be. Excellent Hub.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Paula, you sound as addicted to Sawyer as I am! :-)

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        Paula 

        3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Oh Maria & Sha! Thanks! Just listened to Sawyer and Pharrel......awesome with goosebumps...... !!

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        It's easy to get lost in You Tube Mar! I loved his and Pharrell's duet also. Such a great song!

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        Maria Jordan 

        3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

        Back again, Sha,

        Like you, I got lost in the YouTubes last night. In addition to your suggestions and others, I loved his duet with Pharrel to "Summer Breeze"... :)

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Dora, if you like folk music, you'll love Sawyer. His voice reflects his soul; that's what makes him so special.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Manatita, I did send him the link via Twitter. I think he's taking a break right now. He's had quite a whirlwind of a life on The Voice.

        I'm glad you enjoyed this article. I like his face too; it's full of innocence and joy.

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 years ago from The Caribbean

        Don't have TV, but you make Sawyer Fredericks sound like a voice I should hear. Thanks for introducing him. Will listen right now.

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        Chris Rose 

        3 years ago

        I'll get back first thing in the morning :-)

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        manatita44 

        3 years ago from london

        Send him your link, Shauna, and try to convince him to read it. The kid may be up for it, but agents aren't easy to deal with in this money crazy world.

        A well-written and very beautiful Hub; fascinating and filled with love.

        Yes, the videos are 'cool', he does have a sweet voice, and he plays the guitar well. I like his face, too. Much love.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        3 years ago from Central Florida

        Email me, Chris. Fill me in on what's going on with you.

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