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Video: Enid native Brian Pounds joins Team Blake on "The Voice"

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: October 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm •  Published: October 8, 2013
Brian Pounds during The Voice' televised on Monday, October 7, 2013 (Tyler Golden/NBC)
Brian Pounds during The Voice' televised on Monday, October 7, 2013 (Tyler Golden/NBC)

Enid-born singer-songwriter Brian Pounds, 24, won a spot on Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton’s team on Monday’s blind audition episode of “The Voice.”

Pounds, who grew up in Houston and is now based in Austin, Texas, performed Darius Rucker’s countrified version of “Wagon Wheel,” and his smooth voice got both Shelton and CeeLo Green to turn their chairs. He eventually decided to go with Team Blake.

“I gotta keep country. I gotta go with Blake,” Pounds said on the show.

I got the chance to speak with Brian today by phone about his Oklahoma background and his blind audition. Look for my story Friday.

The blind auditions are over on Season 5 of “The Voice,” but the quest to identify this year’s winner continues at 7 tonight on NBC.


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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