These five successful country music artists who were told “no” and rejected from the three most popular reality talent contests. More here!
A successful career in the music industry is not easy! These country artists who were initially rejected from shows like american idol, The voice, and The X Factor are living proof!
Refused to american idol & The voice: Maren Morris
It’s hard to imagine either show not giving country music star Maren Morris a chance with her soulful vocals. Since being denied a reality TV boost, Maren has been unstoppable and won numerous accolades – (Grammy Award) Best Solo Country Performance, (CMA Award) New Artist of the Year, (Radio Disney Music Award) Country Best New Artist, (Academy of Country Music Award) New Female Vocalist of the Year. Morris didn’t let this setback stop him from achieving stardom!
Refused to american idol: Kane Brown
According to an interview with Billboard, Brown was dumped by american idol because “they didn’t need another Scotty McCreery”. Ouch. He then auditioned for The X factor and did, but they tried to put him in a boy band and Kane didn’t have it. Later, he showed those judges that they weren’t necessary for his success!
Refused to american idol:Hillary Scott
Before bonding with Lady Antebellum, Hillary also suffered rejection. “Actually, I tried for american idol twice and didn’t make it past the first round, if that gives anyone any hope,” Scott said. Weekly entertainment. She is now seven times GRAMMY Prize winner.
Refused to american idol: Colton Swon
Auditioning in Season 7 and reaching the Top 48, Colton’s run ended just before the live shows began airing. Just six years later, the future country star reached the season finale of The voice with his brother, Zach, as the Swon Brothers. He has since opened for Carrie Underwood and got closer to his former coach Blake Shelton!
Refused to american idol: Chris Lane
Another Season 7 rejection, Chris and his twin brother Cory auditioned as a rap duo which was later aired as one of the “bad” auditions. Needless to say, the twins haven’t moved forward in the “Idol” process. Check out their embarrassing audition which Lane can now look back and laugh at!
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