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Stevie Jo: The story behind 'his' voice

Stacey Spivey
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Stevie Jo Rosenbalm recently came home after a long run on NBC's The Voice. The Tyler native will perform a full concert Friday night at Liberty Hall in downtown Tyler. Local voice, Levi Kitchens, will open his show, and once Stevie Jo takes the stage, he will sing a collection of his original songs, covers, and songs he performed on The Voice. Local singer Taylor Herd will do a question and answer session with Stevie Jo, and then the event will be wrapped up with a meet and greet. He said he's honored to do his first performance back home in liberty hall, and says this will be one of many concerts in East Texas.

We were the first to talk to him since his journey on the show, and he told us all about his experiences and what he's plans on doing next. "I can't believe it, I still can't believe it happened," said Stevie Jo. He is a true East Texan, and was born in Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler. He said music has always been a part of his life. Both parents were in metal bands, and said, "I was always drawn to it and we were always listening to it and it was a real intimate connection for our whole family."

After years of playing the drums and singing for his band, his friends finally convinced him to audition for NBC's The Voice. "All this time people had been telling me to join one of these shows and I was like nah, I don't want to do it but years went by and i finally relented and just tried out for the heck of it," said Stevie Jo. Once on the show, he was chosen to be a part of Team Usher. "Alright, all I need is Usher to turn around, that's all I need, if he turns around I'm good and then that's exactly what happened," said Stevie Jo.

Week after week he continued to impress everyone. Even though he didn't bring home the title, he said he's brought back so much more. "The reason I tried out is so i could learn, better myself as an artist and musician, and vocalist, and i feel like I've learned so much," said Stevie Jo.

He said he wants to continue to write music and hopes to sign a record deal soon. When we asked if he had anything to say to his fans, this is what he said, "fans, i love having you and i love your support and your feedback and i really appreciate you because i cant do anything I'm doing right now without your support so i love you guys."

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