Preston James, a 16 year old Nashville native, has solidified his spot on Blake’s team on this season of The Voice. On Tuesday night (9/27), James performed a version of Chris Stapleton’s “Nobody to Blame” that was so impressive, all four coaches pushed their buttons for him to be on their team. A country music fan, James’ obvious coach selection was Blake Shelton, and he will continue throughout the competition on his team.
Music has always played a large role in Preston’s life, as his great-grandfather and cousins performed gospel music and his aunt sang country music at Dollywood. In addition, his father was the tour manager for country artist Collin Raye, while his mother had a publicity firm who clients were compiled of several country music artists, one being Miranda Lambert.
James wrote his first song at the age of eight after carrying around musical toys and imitating songs as a toddler. He also attended the Nashville School of the Arts before becoming homeschooled, in addition to performing at multiple Nashville venues.
The Voice airs on Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.