Blake Shelton’s more than a little bit country, but last night he tapped into rock & roll when he and his Voice team members shared the stage for a performance of Huey Lewis and the News’ 1984 hit “The Heart of Rock & Roll.”
Shelton takes the lead on the song, from the San Francisco band’s 1983 album Sports, before quickly turning the mic over to team members Sundance Head, Austin Allsup and Courtney Harrell, all of whom trade vocal duties throughout the performance. While Head and Allsup strum their guitars, there is – in true Huey Lewis fashion – an Eighties-indebted saxophone solo from the Voice house band thrown in for good measure.
On the previous night’s show, Head offered a stirring performance of Alicia Keys’ “No One” helped him clinch a spot in the top 10 along with Allsup and Harrell, who sang Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” and “What I Did for Love” from the musical A Chorus Line, respectively.
Yesterday, Shelton announced his upcoming Doin’ It to Country Songs Tour via Facebook Live. With support from second season Voice contestant and Shelton friend RaeLynn, the tour begins February 16th in Bakersfield, California.