Red Marlow is the 40-year-old country singer on Season 13 of The Voice. He’s more country than corn bread, as he likes to say, so there’s no surprise that he’s still on Team Blake. And Red is keeping true to his country ways. After singing country classics like “Swingin’” and “Fishin’ In the Dark”, Red is singing the song “The Church on Cumberland Road” for his Top 12 Live Show performance.
“The Church on Cumberland Road” was first recorded by the Alabama band Shenandoah in 1989. It was their first number-one hit. See goofy music video below. It’s about a guy who’s trying to get to the church on time while his girl is waiting for him at the altar. In 2001, Rascal Flatts (who gave Blake Shelton his big break back in the day when he opened for them) covered the song. Story goes it was the first song Rascal Flatts sang together before forming the band. P.S. Shenandoah went on to win a Grammy Award with Alison Krauss for the song “In the Vicinity of the Heart.” The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.