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Cole Vosbury: the man behind the voice

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Shreveport's Cole Vosbury giving a great performance of Vince Gill's "I Still Believe in You" on The Voice Monday night. His coach, Blake Shelton saying "you did country proud." and he did us proud here at home too.

I had a chance to talk to Cole and his mom before Monday night's show and learn more about the Shreveport boy who's become a big time contestant.

"I'm moving on up to the East Side. To a deluxe apartment in the sky and I'm moving on up, I finally got a piece of the pie..."

It all started with the Jefferson's theme song. Just one of the many tunes that catapulted Cole Vosbury to the top 8. Among the ranks of the most talented singers on the hit TV show The Voice."

A leap to Hollywood from Louisiana, that's caused some to take a double take and ask if he's related to the Duck Dynasty clan.

Although his soulful sound is related to a long line of musicians in his family, Cole's mom Lauri, along with the rest of his family, has been by his side through the entire process.

"I knew when he was little, I just knew he was gonna be a musician because he was beating and banging on everything" says Lauri Vosbury. "It was natural. It's in his blood. His grandmother and dad and all them they're just very talented."

Cole says although he comes from a musical family, he mostly taught himself to play different instruments. His first love was the drums then the piano. Then, he would eventually learn that the guitar would be more popular with the girls after doing a demo with a friend in high school.

"I'd played literally every instrument on it except guitar at the time. I played everything on it and he played guitar. We took it to school and played it for all the girls and all they wanted to know what show was playing the guitar so I said well I'm gonna play guitar" says Cole.

Before he became a force on The Voice, you might've heard Cole Vosbury singing his favorite cover songs at Superior Steakhouse.

But, the days of being on the small stage at the steakhouse are far behind him at least for now. Now, he's making music on a much bigger platform in front of millions of people every week. A big break that he swore would never take place because at one time singing type reality shows just weren't Cole Vosbury's style.

"When I woke up that morning to audition in Houston...the whole way there I'm like I'm not doing this. and then I got into the parking lot and I'm like I'm not doing this. Then I got inside and I'm like I'm not doing this. Then I'm standing in line and I'm like I'm not doing this. Then I sang. I haven't been nervous in a long time and I've never been more nervous then I was at the open call audition. I remembered my heart was beating so fast I thought I was gonna have to leave the room" says Cole.

Cole says The Voice was different because the judges can't see the singers at first and if they turned their chairs and picked him, it would've been based on his talent and not on his looks. But so far, both have been a big hit with fans.

"Something about the show called out to me and I just kinda felt like it was a part of my plan or my destiny or my path that I'm on and I knew to do it." says Cole.

When I asked his mom if he was going to keep the beard, she said he was thinking of doing something a little different, but of course they're not allowed to talk about it.


 

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