Craig Wayne Boyd

Craig Wayne Boyd

Craig Wayne Boyd
Birth name Craig Wayne Boyd[1]
Born 1978/1979 (age 36–37)[2]
Mesquite, Texas, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2004–present
Labels
Associated acts Blake Shelton
Website http://www.craigwayneboyd.com/

Craig Wayne Boyd is an American country singer-songwriter best known for winning Season 7 of NBC's reality TV singing competition The Voice as a part of Blake Shelton's team.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
    • Early years 2.1
    • 2014–present: The Voice 2.2
  • Discography 3
    • Albums 3.1
      • Studio albums 3.1.1
    • Singles 3.2
    • Releases from The Voice 3.3
      • Albums 3.3.1
      • Singles 3.3.2
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

Early life

Boyd was born and raised in the Dallas, TX suburb of Mesquite, TX. He grew up influenced by gospel and country music. He played many instruments as a kid. He was also his church's choir director.

Career

Early years

Boyd moved to Nashville, TN at the age of 25 in 2004 to pursue a career in country music. Boyd was signed to a publishing deal with EMI. He spent many years songwriting. Boyd began touring, opening for acts such as Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, and Brantley Gilbert.

2014–present: The Voice

On September 30, 2014, Boyd debuted on I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash. Boyd was saved by the public vote with his performance in the Top 10 of the iTunes Chart. For the week of the Top Eight, Boyd performed "Take It Easy" by the Eagles. Boyd was saved by the public vote and advanced to the Top Five. For the week of the Semifinals, Coach Shelton picked "Workin' Man Blues" by Merle Haggard for Boyd to sing and Boyd also sang "The Old Rugged Cross" which was in the iTunes Top 10. Boyd advanced to the finals. For the week of the Finals, Boyd performed three songs. He performed "In Pictures" by Alabama as his solo song. He performed "Boots On" by Randy Houser as a duet with his coach Blake Shelton. He also performed an original song called "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face". The song was written for Shelton, but he decided to give it to Boyd. The song is Boyd's debut single.[3]

Boyd was declared the winner on December 16, 2014, giving Blake Shelton's team its fourth win out of the seven Seasons.[4]

Shortly after winning the show and signing with Universal Republic and Dot Records, His debut album is to be released sometime in 2015.[5] In March 2015, Boyd parted ways with Dot after being on the label for just a short time.

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart September 30, 2014 4.7 Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton turned
Joined Team Blake
Battle Rounds (Top 48) "Wave on Wave" (vs. James David Carter) Pat Green October 13, 2014 7.4 Defeated
Stolen by Gwen Stefani
Knockout Rounds (Top 32) "Can't You See" (vs. Anita Antoinette) The Marshall Tucker Band November 3, 2014 13.7 Defeated
Stolen by Blake Shelton
Live Playoffs (Top 20) "Some Kind of Wonderful" Soul Brothers Six November 10, 2014 15.10 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 12 "You Look So Good in Love" George Strait November 17, 2014 18.10
Live Top 10 "I Walk the Line" Johnny Cash November 24, 2014 20.6
Live Top 8 "Take It Easy" Eagles December 1, 2014 22.2
Live Top 5 (Semi-Finals) "Workin' Man Blues" Merle Haggard December 8, 2014 24.2
"The Old Rugged Cross" George Bennard 24.8
Live Finale "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face" (Original song) Craig Wayne Boyd December 15, 2014 26.2 Winner
"Boots On" (with Blake Shelton) Randy Houser 26.5
"In Pictures" Alabama 26.9

Discography

Albums

Studio albums

Title Details
Craig Boyd
I Ain't No Quitter
  • Release date: March 28, 2013
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, music download

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US
Country
US CAN
"My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face" 2014 1 34 45
  • US: 99,000[6]
The Voice:
The Complete
Season 7 Collection
"I'm Still Here" 2015 TBD

Releases from The Voice

Albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
US
The Voice: The Complete Season 7 Collection 35 41
  • US: 4,000[6]

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US
Country
US CAN
"The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" 2014 The Voice:
The Complete
Season 7
Collection
"Wave on Wave"
(with James David Carter)
non-album single
"Can't You See" The Voice:
The Complete
Season 7
Collection
"Some Kind of Wonderful"
"You Look So Good in Love" 35
"I Walk the Line" 15 84 80
  • US: 46,000[7]
"Take It Easy" 31 [upper-alpha 1]
"Workin' Man Blues" 37
  • US: 12,000[8]
"The Old Rugged Cross" 7 59
  • US: 64,000[8][9]
"Boots On"
(with Blake Shelton)
33
  • US: 23,000[6]
"In Pictures" 28 [upper-alpha 2]
  • US: 30,000[6]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Notes

  1. ^ "Take It Easy" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at No. 24 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
  2. ^ "In Pictures" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at No. 6 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

References

  1. ^ "Craig Wayne Boyd Biography". Buddytv.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  2. ^ Yahr, Emily (December 17, 2014). "‘The Voice’ finale: Why Craig Wayne Boyd was never an underdog".  
  3. ^ "Craig Wayne Boyd, ‘My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face’". Tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  4. ^ Ashley Lee (2014-12-16). The Voice' Season 7 Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Named: Recap"'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  5. ^ The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Set for Opry Debut"'". Tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  6. ^ a b c d Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs"'". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2014-12-03). "Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: December 3, 2014". RoughStock. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  8. ^ a b "Top 30 Digital Singles - December 17, 2014 - Google Sheets". Docs.google.com. 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  9. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2014-12-17). "Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of December 17, 2014". RoughStock. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Josh Kaufman
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner

2014 (Fall)
Succeeded by
Sawyer Fredericks
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
"Set Fire to the Rain"
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner's song
"My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face"

2014 (Fall)
Succeeded by
"Please"