The Voice season 20 runner-up Kenzie Wheeler announced that he’s signed a record deal with Five 5 Studios.
The Team Kelly Clarkson singer revealed on social media “Happy to say I’ve officially signed to @five5studios! I look forward to working with this team and showing you guys some cool things we’ve got cookin’ up for y’all! #dangright.”
Over on Five 5 Studio’s website, the Tampa Bay outfit promotes itself as a recording studio that can take a record from beginning to end–from recording, to mixing and finally mastering. However, I’m not sure if Five 5 Studio is in the promotion business. Kenzie may have to look elsewhere for that particular service.
On The Voice this past spring, he and eventual winner Cam Anthony from Team Blake Shelton were the only true contenders for the season ‘s crown. He delivered consistent performances of country classics such as Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” Chris Young’s “Tomorrow,” George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” and Tracy Byrd’s “The Keeper of the Stars.”
Kelly Clarkson called Kenzie her favorite country singer ever
Kelly Clarkson famously blocked Blake Shelton from turning for Kenzie during the Blind Auditions, nabbing him for her team. After his George Jones performance in the semi-finals, Kelly gushed that although Kenzie hadn’t released an album yet, he was one of her favorite country singers ever. In the finale, he and Kelly sang Keith Whitley’s “When You Say Nothing at All’ as a duet.
As far as Kenzie’s post-The Voice life is concerned, the mullet-loving singer told Music Mayhem, he had “…some new music in the works that will be coming out soon. It will lean more towards traditional country music.” He added that he was planning a trip to Nashville in the next couple of weeks to establish some connections with people.
Additionally, he appeared on a local Tampa Bay, Florida program, Daytime, to perform an original song he penned titled “Got Her Goodbye On.” Check it out below.