He’s been described as a “Hank Williams lookalike.”
And as an “equal parts subdued and assertive” singer who’s “no stranger to mixing genres” (that one by no less an authority than Rolling Stone magazine).
One thing pretty everyone can agree on, though: We want to know more about Alexander, the Georgia-bred cowboy hat-wearing, guitar playing crooner who last week conquered “The Voice’s ” blind auditions with his countrified version of Cher’s dance tune “Believe”(”That was the single craziest thing I ever heard,” judge Adam Levine said after spinning his chair around to claim Alexander for his team):
He was born in Atlanta and grew up mostly in Buford and Flowery Branch.“Growing up in a quiet southern town made me appreciate country music on a fundamental level,” Alexander recently told the Gainesville Times. “The town is really rich with southern charm, hardworking folks and a sense of community, which in a lot of ways is the root of country music.”
“His parents recall at age two watching him emulate a fiddle lick to Brooks’ Callin’ Baton Rouge. His dad was an operatic tenor and music minister so Andrea Bocelli was a regular audio fixture in his home. As a teen, he went through a punk music phase after watching skateboarding videos.”
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