Country music megastar Blake Shelton is in the lead on Season 15 of The Voice. He and Kelly Clarkson are the only two coaches to have three artists in the Top 10 (the others have two each). They are: Chris Kroeze, Dave Fenley, and Kirk Jay. For the Top 10 live show (December 3), Kroeze is performing the bluegrass song “Callin’ Baton Rouge”. The song was originally recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys in 1978; Garth Brooks covered it in 1993. It was written by the late Dennis Linde, who also wrote Elvis Presley’s “Burning Love” and “Goodbye Earl” for the Dixie Chicks, among others.
The song “Callin’ Baton Rouge” is about a man trying to get in touch with a female named Samantha who he met in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Samantha is described in the lyrics as “such a strange combination of a woman and a child.” Brooks’ version of “Callin’ Baton Rouge” is the official pre-game song played before LSU football games at Tiger Stadium, capacity: 102,321. Watch and listen to the LSU crowd sing along in video below). [The Voice Voting App 2018, How To Vote Online, Apple Music, Xfinity]