Country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will be helping out The Voice contestants as key advisors this season. In previous seasons The Voice has brought in a single key advisor but this season they’re going with married artists Hill and McGraw to advise the teams during the Knockout Rounds. They’ll be helping members of Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Alicia Keys’ teams as they move forward in season 11.
The Knockout Rounds find the artists “paired against a teammate and will have to perform a song individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. Once the performances are done, it’s up to the coach to pick which artist stays on for the live shows and which one goes home.”
Commenting on Hill and McGraw joining The Voice, NBC Entertainment Alternative and Reality Group President Paul Telegdy said, “Who better to help guide our artists at this critical point than the first couple of country music, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Our artists and our viewers will love hearing from two of the most talented and highly-decorated performers working in the music industry today.”
“I think having the perspective of performing live in many different venues, from clubs to stadiums, will help us in working with The Voice artists this season,” said Hill. “It’s important that they be able to connect with their audience.”
“I really like to dig into songs and how they need to be presented in a live environment,” added McGraw. “I’m looking forward to working with the coaches to help the artists reach their potential.”
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In addition to multiple nominations and five Grammy Awards, Hill has won an impressive list of awards, including multiple Billboard Music, American Music, People’s Choice and Country Music Association Awards. She has consistently broken chart records with her #1 singles and has had major crossover success with the hits “This Kiss,” “Breathe,” “Cry” and “There You’ll Be.” Hill has had multiple albums top both the Billboard Top 100 and country charts simultaneously and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. She has had three network TV specials that garnered top ratings and has appeared and performed on every major award show, including twice on the prestigious Academy Awards. In 2000, Hill performed the National Anthem to a global audience of over 88.5 million viewers at Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta and is the only country artist and one of only three artists ever to perform both “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” at Super Bowls. This fall, Hill, alongside former “Oprah” co-executive producer and OWN executive Lisa Erspamer, will co-produce an innovative new daytime lifestyle show based in Nashville.
McGraw has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and dominated the singles charts with a stunning 41 #1 singles. He is currently riding the Billboard Country Airplay chart with three singles in the top 20, a feat he was the first to achieve, and now the first to achieve for a second time. He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1 (“Live Like You Were Dying” and the genre-breaking “Over and Over”). His recent multi-week #1 single “Humble and Kind,” off his “Damn Country Music” album, is his 59th release to hit top 10 or better, and spawned a New York Times Best Seller book. McGraw will also be appearing in the feature film “The Shack” next year.