The Columbia, Tennessee native, Natalie Stovall appeared on “The Voice” on Monday night’s blind auditions show.
And while the rest of the country may not know Stovall, country music fans have been following her for the last few years.
We actually talked with Natalie Stovall and The Drive during CMA Festival a few years ago, just as the band was forming and soon to release an EP. Monday night, Stovall decided to go solo as she auditioned for “The Voice.”
Just before the season started, Stovall posted on her Facebook page, “Y’ALL. I’ve been laying low for a bit and it’s been SO HARD to keep it a secret. But FINALLY I can let you in on what’s been going on! I auditioned for Season 13 of The Voice!!! 🎉 The journey starts with the Season Premiere on Sept. 25th!!! Let’s all watch together!”
During the audition, Stovall performed The Steeldrivers song “If it Hadn’t Been for Love” that she explains on her Facebook page was her first introduction to Chris Stapleton’s voice.
While “The Voice” didn’t air which judges turned around for Stovall, we do know that she chose Team Blake Shelton. “I think you’ve got an incredible voice. Oh my gosh. This is perfect, Natalie. Welcome to Team Blake!” said Blake Shelton. On Tuesday, Stovall’s version of “If it Hadn’t Been for Love” was in the top 100 on the iTunes Country Chart.
And Music City was watching, Stovall received accolades from Cassadee Pope and Kelleigh Bannen.
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) October 10, 2017
That’s my girl. ALL HEART ❤️ https://t.co/Vp5RPVz0Sa
— Kelleigh Bannen (@kelleighbannen) October 10, 2017
“The Voice” airs on NBC each Monday and Tuesday at 7 pm.