On Monday’s The Voice (Sept 27) 16 year old Carson Peters garners a coveted four chair turn for his twangy performance of Don Williams “Tulsa Time.”
Surprisingly, John Legend is the first to turn. He attempts to woo the young singer with his CMT Video Award, which he won with Carrie Underwood for their”Hallelujah” Christmas duet. Ariana Grande notes the “runs” in his voice (really?) but she knows she doesn’t stand a chance. Kelly Clarkson calls out Blake Shelton for being the last to turn. But OOPS Carson notes “I think it was you, that was last.” And indeed, he is correct!
Carson mentions that he is a fan of bluegrass and a fiddle player. Additionally, the young artist also shares that he has played with bluegrass legend, Ricky Skaggs.
Blake is the last to pitch Carson. He clears away all the nonsense by pointing out how he understands the nuances between “popular bluegrass” and “what you hear on country radio.” Carson nods enthusiastically. “…there’s a lot of paths that you can take. We’ve got to figure out what best represents who you are,” says Blake. “Let’s not mess with what this opportunity is for you.”
I’ll eat my computer mouse if the Piney Flats,Tennessee native does not pick Team Blake. In fact, Blake might already know about Carson’s accomplished fiddle playing. In 2018, Carson performed fiddle with Brad Paisley in a tribute to Skaggs HERE. In 2016 he appeared on Little Big Shots to play fiddle (Here) and to chat with host Steve Harvey (Here). And in 2017, he duetted with Skaggs on the Grand Ole Opry (Here).