Talent Recap

‘The Voice’ Winner Todd Tilghman Releases New Single All About Healing

Todd Tilghman The VoiceTyler Golden/NBC

Reading Time: 2 minutes

If you’ve been wondering what happens to the winners on The Voice, look no further. Over the weekend, season 18 champion, Todd Tilghman, released a new original song. “Sandcastles,” premiered on July 16th, and has already connected with so many fans. With the emotion that he evokes in the ballad, it’s easy to see why he turned four chairs during his audition.

Todd Tilghman’s New Song Tugs at the Heartstrings

“If you’re hurting, or confused. If you find yourself in a place of devastation… your story isn’t over. You’re growing, and you’re healing. Even if it’s gradual,” says the YouTube description for the song.

“Sandcastles” has already begun to tug at the heartstrings of fans. The song is deeply resonating with so many of those who can relate to sudden changes. Tilghman takes listeners on a beautiful journey of healing and faith. The introduction of the song describes a man doing his normal morning routine before taking on his day. Before reaching the door, he gets a phone call that changes his life in an instant.


“In the blink of an eye, quick as lighting strikes, all your castles wash away, but you’re not meant to build sandcastles anymore, it’s time to leave the shore,” he sings.

“In an instant our lives can change. This song connects with a lot of people with things they’ve gone through under maybe the same circumstance or something different. Thank you for sharing something so personal in your life. Beautiful song,” one fan commented on YouTube.

From ‘The Voice’ to Original Music

While fans seem to enjoy his music now more than ever, let’s not forget his beginnings on The Voice. On season 18, Todd Tilghman audition with the song “We’ve Got Tonight” and turned the chairs of all four judges. At the age of 42, he joined Team Blake, and became the oldest winner in he series’ history.

Before releasing “Sandcastles,” Todd came out with a single this year that has been Blake Shelton approved. “In a Heartache” is a traditional Country song written alongside Don Poythress and Tony Wood.

The distinct Southern Rock and Soul Country feel is prominent throughout the production of the track. With many new songs in the works, the artists plans to release an EP, or even a full album, with the possibility of including some collaborations. Be sure to keep an eye out for what comes next.

Let us know what you feel about this article

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Calling all Talent Enthusiasts!

Subscribe to the Talent Recap Newsletter for all Talent News, and/or subscribe to our EXCLUSIVE America's Got Talent Newsletter for all the latest AGT Scoop!

Enter your email address in the box below, click "Subscribe", and find the latest news delivered to your inbox weekly. Be prepared to experience the thrill, the drama, and the sheer talent that all of these shows have to offer!
Choose the news YOU want
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x