Local artist Justin Whisnant joins Team Blake

Posted at 8:11 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 22:42:09-05

Justin Whisnant isn't the first Oklahoman to audition for The Voice season 10, but he is the first Okie to join Team Blake.

Whisnant was raised in Bearden, Oklahoma in Okfuskee County. He says the small town of just 300 people never stopped him from playing music in church while growing up.

During his interview he talked about working in the oil fields after high school while waiting for his singing career to take off but said, "It completely consumed my life."

When his boss told him to pick between the job and music... well we all know where he ended up.

Adam Levine was the first coach to spin around. He hit the buzzer just moments after Justin started singing Ain't Worth the Whiskey by Cole Swindell.

In Blake Shelton's interview after the audition he said, "his voice is as country as dirt," and talked about how excited he was to see where Justin goes from here.



If his Voice audition wasn't enough to get you on your feet. Perhaps this performance here in Tulsa will.

Justin is part of a local band called Cold Water County. They play at different places across the state. You can see more about them here.

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