Dawson Coyle, a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Williamstown, started singing around the age of 13, before joining a guitar class at a local co-op. From there the home-schooled teenager’s love for music began to blossom. (image courtesy of the voice)
“I sang and I was horrible, but I really like the vibe of music,” said Coyle. "So, I started playing more. I got better with my guitar and I started doing local coffee houses."
Whether he was singing with his choir at Calvary Chapel in Vineland or playing on his own, those around him knew he had something special and that he needed to take it to a bigger stage.
“I always watch The Voice on TV and I always was super jealous of everyone on that stage,” said Coyle.
So, with a little push, the non-competitive guy took a leap of faith and tried out for NBC TV show The Voice.
“It was nerve-wracking watching those two red doors open and seeing 500 people and the four biggest names in music,” said Coyle. "You know, no chairs were turning and it was terrifying because Blake [Shelton] decided to hit his buzzer [in] the last five seconds, and, you know, it was just a surreal moment.
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