Parabéns, Bryce Leatherwood!
The 22-year-old Statesboro, Georgia, resident was crowned the winner of season 22 do A voz na terça à noite.
Leatherwood’s win marks a record ninth victory for coach Blake Shelton, who will be stepping away from the hit NBC singing competition series for the first time in 11 years after next season.
Earlier in the night, Shelton, 46, sang his hit “Hillbilly Bone” with Leatherwood.
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After the live show on Nov. 22, Leatherwood spoke with PEOPLE about his close relationship with country star.
“He’s an incredible coach, and he’s a great friend,” ele disse. “He’s definitely someone that I can relate to in a lot of ways, and he sees a lot of himself in me — at least I hope so.”
“I hope to be something like him one day,” ele adicionou. “I think I would be doing pretty good.”
Leatherwood grew up on his grandfather’s farm in Woodstock, Georgia, riding tractors and listening to country music. Currently a business student at Georgia Southern University, Leatherwood first made a name for himself — and paid the bills — playing music in the college bar scene.
O Voice’s live season 22 finale aired Tuesday at 9 PM. EST on NBC.