Country music has prevailed on The Voice once again thanks to soul crooner Sundance Head, the winner of Season 11 of NBC’s hit singing competition.
The 37-year-old Houston native was crowned victor on live TV on Tuesday, Dec. 13—the same night the country music community celebrated another victory: raising millions of dollars for the Tennessee wildfires.
To commemorate his win, Sundance sang his original single, “Darlin’ Don’t Go,” giving his wife a special mention: “Misty Head, she’s the true champion!” he shouted from the stage. Earlier in the live finale, KISS joined Head on stage for a crowd-stirring mashup of “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock & Roll All Night.”
This outcome marks the fifth(!) win for coach Blake Shelton, who has been instrumental in shaping the country careers of former contestants Raelynn, Cassadee Pope, and Danielle Bradbery, just to name a few.
For Sundance, this victory was a long time coming. Back in 2007, he competed on Season 6 of American Idol, but didn’t make it past the Top 16. He landed a record deal shortly after that, but unfortunately none of his music made it to the public. It’s safe to say that’s no longer going to be a problem for Head moving forward—his song “Darlin’ Don’t Go” is currently #1 on the iTunes charts.
Congrats on your much-deserved win, Sundance!