If you are a regular reader of Country’s Chatter, you know that I’m a big fan of Gwen Sebastian. I first saw her at a benefit concert in Nashville a few years ago, and was thrilled that she had made it to the stage of The Voice. I was very disappointed last night when Blake sent her home last night. But the news I got this morning pretty much made up for her ‘all-too-early departure; from The Voice. Below is the press release that arrived in my e-mail today.
Gwen Sebastian will join Blake Shelton’s sold out “WELL LIT & AMPLIFIED TOUR” after her stellar performance on “The Voice.” Gwen moves on from the show after Blake surprised the viewing audience by sending home one of this season’s front runners. Sebastian was recently named by Entertainment Weekly as the #4 artist to watch this season.
Artist Erin Willett won the battle round when both singers sang Pat Benatar’s We Belong with Gwen singing a country rendition while Willett sang a pop/soul rendition. “I think Blake was right when he said that each of us is so different. I wanted to stay true to my country roots and add that flavor. I thought we each gave our all,” Sebastian stated.
Gwen joins Blake on the “WELL LIT & AMPLIFIED TOUR.” “The first time I ever heard Gwen’s voice I knew it was something special. She has the rare ability to combine power with passion in her singing abilities. Although our journey together has ended on “The Voice,” it’s just beginning in real life. I’m so proud every night to share the stage with her out here on the ‘WELL LIT & AMPLIFIED TOUR!” She is a star! We love our Gwen,” Blake stated. “Never in a million years would I think that this journey would lead me to be on stage with Blake. I am honored he asked me to become a part of his show and a member of his ‘road family.’ Watching him perform is a learning experience in itself. He has a big heart and an infectious laugh. Plus, he’s pretty darn funny!” Gwen added.
Upcoming tour dates for the “WELL LIT & AMPLIFIED TOUR” are listed below:
March 20, 2012 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
March 21, 2012 Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena
March 22, 2012 Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
March 23, 2012 Billings, MT – Metra Park
For more tour dates, visit Blake’s web site.
I am very happy for Gwen. Hopefully this, and not a not impossible win on The Voice, will be what launches her career off to the successful start she deserves.
Back later! Have a great Tuesday!