Kelsie may and loretta lynn meet

THE VOICE Contestant Kelsie May Signs with PCG Nashville

Young singing sensation Kelsie May will be signing a record deal While May was singing Loretta Lynn's “You're Lookin' at Country,” Stevens arranged for May to meet hometown star Ricky Skaggs at the Grand Ole Opry. Eight Classic Loretta Lynn Photos. The Country Music Legend Turns 86 Today ( April 14). by Kelsey Wright 4/14/ Loretta Lynn has been gifting us with her. "Every once in a while, I have the wonderful opportunity to meet and work with Kelsie's performance of her idol, and now fan, Loretta Lynn's.

When it came time for her second turn on "The Voice" stage, the "Battle Round," she was paired with fellow country singer Brenna Yaeger.

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Their assignment was Reba's "Fancy. I'm nervous," she replied. But you didn't when your posture changed when you started singing. And I think that's the difference between the two of you guys. I think you're furthest along at this point in time. That's what scary to me," Pharrell said. Kelsie was the second round's most improved singer. She credited Blake and team mentor Meghan Trainor. And, plus, it was easier, because you have someone up there with you at the same time.

And me and Brenna are, like, best friends, so it was a lot easier to be able to perform with her. NBC photo by Tyler Golden Sawyer Fredericks - Team Pharrell "The Voice's" youngest competitor, year-old Sawyer, offered one of the best blind audition performances - and one of the most publicized - on the way to four chair turns.

Can you tell me a little bit of how you got to where you are and your connection? Q And have you been doing music all your life with the family? Or is this kind of your first foray out into music on your own? Q And why was The Voice important for you to do?

Actually I just wanted to really get out there. I thought it was really just time to really put myself out there. And just going to see where it takes me.

THE VOICE Contestant Kelsie May Signs with PCG Nashville

And it is a huge platform. So you want to try and make sure that you are taking full advantage of it. Not letting nerves get a hold of you and that kind of stuff. You just want to really put your best self out there. One thing I took away from the experience so far has been to always push yourself musically. And you could be really surprised with the outcome.

I agree with India. And to be in the presence of these superstars is just incredible. My grandfather actually got me started with music.

He really pushed me to pursue it. I went to LaGuardia to singing school. I was there for like four months in high school. And that really gave me a real outlook on the musician that I wanted to be. I wish I would have done it. But The Voice has been an amazing experience. And it really, really showed me who I want to be as an artist, what kind of music I want to pursue.

And it really taught me that you have to believe in yourself. And you just have to be confident. And yes, I mean, I do music everyday. Q And what types of music do you normally perform? I think I have a little bit of country influence in my voice. So more like country pop. I would definitely refer to myself as a hillbilly. Like I love to go mud-gogging.


I like to be outside with animals. Q Is that what gives you your country background, is that hillbilly? I mean, is that what you want to be like? Loretta Lynn, your idol? I definitely want to be like Loretta Lynn.

And she always stands for something, no matter if anyone agrees with her or not. And I just love that about her. I think that she is amazing in every aspect — as an artist, as a songwriter, as a musician, as a person.

I just love everything she stands for. And I definitely draw inspiration from her. Does it feel like sudden death? Adam actually turned his chair like a half a second before it was over. So I was just going nuts. I got anxious to be on stage.

THE VOICE Contestant Kelsie May Signs with PCG Nashville

But then when I got about halfway through my song, I was kind of expecting maybe a chair to turn. And when I did not receive that, I was very nervous on the inside. Like all my musical failures flashed in front of me like in two or three seconds.

So I was nervous when I watched it back on TV. I was afraid of what it might look like. And I guess the bottom line for me is that a little voice kind of popped in my head and said you just need to finish strong and do the right thing.

And I did that and got lucky enough that Blake turned at the very last second. What made you want to go onto The Voice? And are you looking to change careers from cooking and going into music full-time? What made me change, you know, I was a chef at the Improve for many years.

And to pacify me — we were one of the first places to do karaoke. So it was hard to keep me out of singing. I mean, I got on The Voice just because I love the show. But they just hear your voice. To be an entertainer. And yes, and I do want to do more music. I want music to be my career.

Like I cook for some of the guys and the girls — my children. I call them my children. But this is for The Voice. I was cooking in my room for everybody. Q Well tell me a little bit about what your influence is. This has some lyrics that I think, you know, really were controversial in some country music circles at the time.

And the lyrics include - this old maternity dress I've got is going in the garbage, and you've set this chicken your last time because now I've got the pill. I'm tearing down this brooder house 'cause now I've got the pill. So the song sounds autobiographical in some ways. I'm not saying that you are necessarily angry in the way that the character in the song is angry, but you had six children.

I had six kids. I didn't realize that. I was about five and six - well, it wasn't - you know, I lost them before they were born. Oh, so you had six and lost three others? That's a lot of pregnancies. Right, OK, stating the obvious. Did you share the song's anger? Well, I sure didn't like it when I got pregnant a few times. You know, it's hard for a woman to have so many kids. And, well, at the time, I guess I had four. And then I got pregnant and had - you know, with the twins. But yeah, I was a little angry.

Let's hear it, and this was released in … LYNN: This is Loretta Lynn, "The Pill. Singing You wined me and dined me when I was your girl, promised if I'd be your wife, you'd show me the world. But all I've seen of this old world is a bed and a doctor bill. I'm tearin' down your brooder house 'cause now I've got the pill. All these years I've stayed at home while you had all your fun, and every year that's gone by another baby's come.

There's going to be some changes made right here on nursery hill. You've set this chicken your last time 'cause now I've got the pill.

This old maternity dress I've got is going in the garbage. The clothes I'm wearin' from now on won't take up so much yardage. Miniskirts, hot pants and a few little fancy frills - yeah, I'm making up for all those years since I've got the pill. Singing That's Loretta Lynn, recorded in It was released in ' The song is called "The Pill. Well, if I'd had it, I'd have used it. At the time that - yeah. Yeah because, even - back when I was having all the kids, we didn't have birth control pills.

Or if they did, I didn't know anything about them. I didn't know anything about sex either, did I? No, you say you didn't know anything about sex… LYNN: You say when you got pregnant, you didn't even know the word. Well, I don't know. I guess we just called it having a baby.

We didn't call it pregnant.