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article imageAdam Wakefield talks 'The Voice,' Blake Shelton, future plans Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 1, 2017 in Music
Adam Wakefield chatted with Digital Journal about his experiences on "The Voice," being mentored by Blake Shelton and his future plans.
He had nothing but the greatest remarks about being on Team Blake on The Voice and mentored by Blake Shelton. "Blake knows his country music. He knew every detail about every song that I performed. We talked about the song, the writers – he knows every aspect of this genre. He really took the time to work with me on interacting with the audience. Before The Voice I had spent most of my career playing keys and it was an adjustment stepping out and being a front-man. He really helped me with that transition. He's also funny as hell so he was great to be around in high pressure situations," he said.
Wakefield finished in second place last year on The Voice. "It felt great to get that far and to share the stage at the end with Alison. She was a strong competitor, especially those last few performances. She would have had my vote if I hadn't used it on myself," he said.
On his song "Lonesome, Broken, and Blue," he said, "Honestly, I was laying on the beach with a margarita in my hand and I was staring into sun with my sunglasses on and it was still burning my eyes. That's how I came up with 'loving you is like staring into the sun, the more I try the faster the tears will run.' I just thought it was interesting that no one, that I knew of at least, had made that comparison."
He was privileged to sing with Alison Krauss on The Voice finale. "It was amazing. She’s one of the best vocalists that I have stepped on stage with. Being able to sing with her has led to many other performances with some of the best. Like right now, I’m stepping in for Gary Nichols with The Steeldrivers. I’ve been on the road with them in May and going into June. The shows are going great and I love getting to sing and play with them for their fans. Collaborating with Grammy award-winning bands/artists like Alison and The Steeldrivers is an incredible feeling. As an artist and fan of theirs – it just doesn’t get any better.”
On his future plans, he said, "I’m releasing my first EP on July 21st. So many of the people who got to know me from The Voice only know a little bit of my original music. I’ve been working on my own material in both the studio and on the road and I’m excited to release it this summer. I love playing live and definitely plan to hit the road and I’m really looking forward to playing the new stuff out there."
He listed Miranda Lambert and Jenny Gill as his dream female collaboration choices in life. "I want to definitely say ‘thank you’ to the fans for being so supportive and embracing what I do. They have been so patient while I’ve been working on the new music and I can’t wait to share it with them. We’ve got a lead track out there now called 'Blame it on Me' and the response has been really incredible. They make it possible for me to do what I do and I look forward to seeing them out on the road," he told his fans.
For more information on Adam Wakefield, check out his official Facebook page.
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