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'The Voice' winner Craig Wayne Boyd to release new album, 'Top Shelf'


Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:20 pm
Craig Wayne Boyd's `Top Shelf.` (Submitted photo)
Craig Wayne Boyd's "Top Shelf." (Submitted photo)
Millions thrilled to Craig Wayne Boyd's victory in season 7 of NBC's "The Voice," and now, fans can rejoice as the vocalist announces the long-awaited release of "Top Shelf," on Oct. 27, from Copperline Music Group.
Boyd, who recently announced to People Magazine that he and his wife, Taylor, are expecting a new baby, said that, although it will be a crazy next few months, he is thrilled to be releasing his first full-length album since winning "The Voice."
"I've felt so much love from people who supported me from day one! I am so excited to finally get to share some new music with those loyal fans and maybe win over a few new ones in the meantime," Boyd said.
Throughout "Top Shelf," Boyd goes beyond that platform to a place that even his fans might not have anticipated. "Top Shelf" is a musical kaleidoscope - a whirl of celebration, heartbreak, the sweet pain of love, and the comfort of faith's embrace.
Boyd also co-penned "Better Together" on this latest release. From the buoyant "Stuck In My Head" to the dirty sound of "We Sweat," Boyd presents himself as an artist of complex dimension, never satisfied with repeating himself, but always true to his roots.
During his rise to fame, Boyd's "My Baby's Got A Smile on Her Face" debuted at No. 1 on the hot country songs chart, becoming the second song (following Garth Brooks' "More Than A Memory") to achieve that level of chart success.
Growing up in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Boyd's childhood was highly influenced by gospel and country music and he later became the choir director at his hometown church. After a trip to Nashville, life-changing events came his way. Boyd signed a publishing deal with EMI and, after several years of prolific songwriting, he began touring heavily, logging more than 1,000 shows in four years, and touring with acts Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser and Brantley Gilbert. In addition, Boyd also played with Rascal Flatts during their "Vegas Riot!" nine-show residency at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.
Currently, Boyd is crisscrossing the country visiting radio stations before the release of "Top Shelf." For more information on Boyd, follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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