The name Sundance Head is quite rare. But for some people, it definitely rings a bell.
In fact, Sundance was a singer who appeared on season six of FOX’s “American Idol.” But, his journey got cut short when he didn’t make it past the top 16.
Now, the 37-year-old Texan is getting another chance to sing his way into America’s hearts. This time, on NBC’s “The Voice.” And, we’ve got to admit he’s already off to a great start!
During the Sept. 19 season premiere episode of “The Voice,” Sundance blew away the judges with his blind audition of Otis Redding’s “Loving You Too Long.”
As you can see in this video, he dons a tan-colored cowboy hat and a maroon button-up. The burly, bearded hopeful pours his heart and soul into the 1965 classic, while armed with his acoustic guitar. Once he belts out the first high note, Adam Levine slams on his red button. But, it doesn’t take very long for Blake Shelton to follow.
And, we can totally see why both judges would want Sundance on their respective teams. His performance was spectacular! Following the song, Blake compared the artist to heavy hitters like Travis Tritt, Chris Stapleton and Ronnie Milsap. Of course, that’s when Adam made a bold remark.
“You’re always quick to put them in a box,” Adam told Blake before turning back to Sundance. And, when Sundance admitted that he was full of nerves, it only got Adam more fired up.
“If that’s nervous. Then I want to be a part of it next time please,” Adam quipped.
That’s when Blake chimed in with a zinger of his own saying, “You’ll be apart of it just like all of the audience, man. You’ll get to enjoy all of his performances.”
Sundance was able to come up with a final decision on which team he wanted to be on with the help of his two children who met up with their daddy onstage. He eventually chose Blake.
With the kind of raw talent that Sundance has, we have a feeling that he will be in the competition for a long time. Heck, he’s even got deep roots in music, too. In fact, his father Roy Head, who released a hit single in 1965 titled “Treat Her Right.”
As for Blake, he’s got some great competition on his team. Along with Sundance, he scored competitors Dana Harper and Gabe Broussard. You can keep up with “The Voice” on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.