Kelly Clarkson has two of the youngest artists competing on Season 15 of The Voice on her team. There’s Sarah Grace, the 15-year-old bluesy singer from Houston, Texas, and 16-year-old country singer Chevel Shepherd from La Plata, New Mexico. Both teens are singing old songs for their Top 10 live performances. Sarah Grace is putting a bluesy twist on the iconic 18th century hymn “Amazing Grace,” while Chevel adds pep and seems to quicken the Loretta Lynn 1971 hit “You’re Lookin’ at Country.”
Lynn, aka Coal Miner’s Daughter, wrote the song as a love song “or it wouldn’t sell,” she said. According to the liner notes for the 1994 box set Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection, Lynn (who was born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky) explained, “But it wasn’t a love song. I got the idea from looking at my land. I wanted to write what I saw.” Strange fact: Loretta Lynn was married and pregnant with the first of her six kids when she was Chevel’s age. The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm on NBC.