5 Facts About ‘The Voice’ Contestant Dave Fenley
Dave Fenley is shaping up to be a contender on this season of The Voice. After selecting Blake Shelton over Kelly Clarkson as his coach during the Blind Auditions, he retained his spot on Team Blake through both the Battle and Knockout rounds. That means we’ll be seeing him again soon during the Live Playoffs, but while we wait for those to begin, check out five facts on Dave below!
1. Dave hails from Lufkin, Texas, but his family moved to Canada while he was in high school. Both places had a strong influence on his passion for music; he grew up listening to country and singing in the children’s choir at his church in Texas, and fell in love with soul music once he was in Canada.
2. Dave has been singing for most of his life but didn’t begin creating music of his own until he was a teenager, starting to write songs at the age of 15 and play guitar at 18.
3. Four collections of Dave’s music have been released: The Spread Love Sessions Vol. 1, A Minute To Breathe, Hill Country Soul, and Pocket Full Of Dirt. Each contains 6-12 of his songs and can be purchased on his website.
4. Dave has performed with several big-name country artists including Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, and the legendary Dwight Yoakam.
5. The Voice isn’t the first reality talent show Dave has competed on; he made it to the America’s Got Talent Season 8 semi-finals back in 2013. So far he seems to be enjoying his experience on The Voice more, telling CountryLiving.com “I didn’t think that I represented myself well on AGT. I didn’t sing songs that were what I wanted. I was going out there on America’s Got Talent singing a Spice Girls song, come on.” We’re glad that so far Dave seems to be having more freedom to show his true style on The Voice!
You can catch Dave and the other contestants this season on The Voice Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.