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Sawyer Fredericks: From Farmer to Superstar

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

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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!

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?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2015 Shauna L Bowling

Comments

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 22, 2019:

I thought you would like seeing him. He really got into his music!!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on November 22, 2019:

Padi Kay, thanks for sharing. I've not heard of that little boy, but - wow- is he talented! Tennessee Whiskey is my favorite Chris Stapleton song.

I can see why Taj reminds you of Sawyer. I wish him success.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 21, 2019:

Shauna...I do not know if you have seen this little guy....I am attaching a link to him. Every time I watch it he reminds me of Sawyer. I just had to share. Angels are headed your way. ps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0eACoei1eo

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on February 27, 2019:

Aurelio, I still follow the show, I think it's cool that the artists are initially based on their voices, not their looks.

I was really impressed with Sawyer. He's an old soul with a unique voice. Just like Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Frank Sinatra, you know who's serenading you as soon as he opens his mouth.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Much appreciated!

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on February 27, 2019:

I remember seeing him on The Voice. Good to know a little background about him, since I don't usually follow the show.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on January 07, 2019:

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Ruby. I hope you're doing well!

alwaysexploring on January 06, 2019:

Hi girlfriend. This is a wonderfully entertaining article. Loved it!

Rivesh on January 06, 2019:

Love from India.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on December 01, 2018:

Flourish, his career is flourishing (no pun intended). He's made a new album and is touring the country. Sawyer has quite a following!

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 30, 2018:

Any idea what's going on with this guy now? Some contestants do well and others just seem to fade away.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on November 19, 2018:

Andrea, how fortunate that you were able to see Sawyer perform in person! You really traveled a long way. I'm sure he would appreciate that and be very humbled if he knew.

Thank you for reading and sharing your amazing story. I'm envious!

Andrea Šichmanová on November 19, 2018:

Thank you Shauna for so beautiful article about Sawyer. Althought I found him just in March 2018, I immediately fell in love with his amazing music and the person he is! And in October 2018 I flew from Czech Republic to USA for the first time just to see him performing live! You covered in your article all my feelings and thoughts about him. Thank you.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 23, 2018:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on July 23, 2018:

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

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 21, 2018:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on April 06, 2018:

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!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 06, 2018:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on March 31, 2018:

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.

Suzie from Carson City on March 30, 2018:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on March 30, 2018:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on March 30, 2018:

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?????

Stephanie Cohen on March 30, 2018:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on August 14, 2017:

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!

Suzie from Carson City on August 13, 2017:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on November 08, 2016:

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.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on November 07, 2016:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on November 07, 2016:

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.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 07, 2016:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on August 25, 2016:

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!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on August 24, 2016:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on August 17, 2016:

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.

Dianna Mendez on August 17, 2016:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 28, 2016:

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!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 28, 2016:

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!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 21, 2016:

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!

Californiagrandma on June 21, 2016:

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!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 20, 2016:

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!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 19, 2016:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on March 05, 2016:

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.

Suzie from Carson City on March 04, 2016:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on January 08, 2016:

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

sujaya venkatesh on January 07, 2016:

talent at sway

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on November 03, 2015:

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!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 02, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on October 19, 2015:

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!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on October 19, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on September 12, 2015:

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.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 12, 2015:

Any idea what happened to him since the show?

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on September 10, 2015:

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!

ocfireflies from North Carolina on September 10, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on September 09, 2015:

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

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on September 09, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on August 28, 2015:

Awesome. I look forward to reading it, Chris!

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on August 28, 2015:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on August 28, 2015:

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

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on August 28, 2015:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on August 26, 2015:

You're welcome Sujaya.

sujaya venkatesh on August 26, 2015:

tnq for the info Brv

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on August 19, 2015:

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

Thank you for the visit. Have a great day!

Audrey Howitt from California on August 18, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on July 23, 2015:

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!!

xInspiredx from Arizona on July 23, 2015:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on July 23, 2015:

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.

xInspiredx from Arizona on July 23, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on July 22, 2015:

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?

Anna Haven from Scotland on July 22, 2015:

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 :)

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on July 20, 2015:

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.

Anna Haven from Scotland on July 20, 2015:

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. :)

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on July 20, 2015:

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.

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on July 19, 2015:

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~

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on July 15, 2015:

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.

Californiagrandma on July 14, 2015:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 28, 2015:

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!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 28, 2015:

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!

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on June 28, 2015:

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.

Suzie from Carson City on June 23, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 23, 2015:

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

Suzie from Carson City on June 22, 2015:

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!!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 22, 2015:

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!

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on June 22, 2015:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 18, 2015:

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.

Nell Rose from England on June 17, 2015:

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!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 11, 2015:

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.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on June 11, 2015:

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!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 08, 2015:

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.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on June 08, 2015:

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...

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 05, 2015:

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!

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 05, 2015:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 04, 2015:

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.

Ann Carr from SW England on June 04, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 03, 2015:

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

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 03, 2015:

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

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on June 03, 2015:

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

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on June 03, 2015:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 03, 2015:

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!

Blondey Hubpages on June 02, 2015:

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!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 30, 2015:

Thank you, Flourish. Who was your favorite?

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 29, 2015:

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.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 28, 2015:

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.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on May 28, 2015:

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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