February 28

Teenage Country Singer Serenades Blake Shelton With a Loretta Lynn Song

The 16th version of The Voice kicked off on the 25th of February and the newest season is starting off with a bang.

The Voice, Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter
via The Voice’s Official Facebook Page

There was one of the standout auditions that immediately wormed into Shelton’s heart. 18-year-old Hannah Kay from Magnolia, Texas grabbed everyone’s attention with a stunning cover of Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

The Voice Audition

The teen confessed that she already had a coach in mind prior to her audition, claiming that she’s got a crush on Shelton since she was six. She also said that she dedicated her performance to a dear friend that she had lost.

“I met one friend who really let me notice how special I was, and the love that she gave me was unreal. We both liked doing music, and we used to say that we were gonna get famous together, but a year and a half ago, she passed away in a car accident.”

Watch the audition here!


Predictably, both Shelton and fellow coach Kelly Clarkson turned for the young artist who shared that she wanted to “bring classic country to my generation” because “it hits you right in the heart.”

Shelton had some sweet words to the young artist that arguably made her pick his team.

“I heard Kelly mention the old style, and it’s not really out there anymore. And the truth is, it is out there. It’s just not being celebrated. You can be the one. You can be the one that gets those kind of records back in the mainstream and have a huge career in country music. I think you’re incredible.”

Loretta’s Response

The Voice, Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter
via Loretta Lynn’s Official Twitter Account

Country Legend Loretta Lynn also took notice of the amazing performance. She took to her social media to share her support and enthusiasm for the Texas native.

“I was honored that Hannah Kay picked the song that means the most to me for her audition on TheVoice. Blake Shelton, take good care of her! Good luck, honey.”


Blake Shelton, Hannah Kay, Loretta Lynn

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