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On October 7, Voice hopeful Brandon Chase won over dozens of fans during the Season 5 blind auditions with his smooth vocals and amazing background story.

Hailing from Arlington, Texas, the 20-year-old country pop artist started his music career at age 14 and worked hard to make his dream of being in the industry a reality. By age 15, Brandon had already finished high school, and before his 18th birthday the musician had obtained his masters certificate for songwriting from the Berklee College of Music.

For the past five years, the singer-songwriter has diligently worked on his music career, and has 4 records under his belt. His EP, Country Enough even managed to chart the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” list in 2012 for 10 weeks and shortly after Brandon was featured on iTunes’s “Rising Stars of Country.”

Of course, Brandon’s life isn’t without some tragedy. The guitar-playing crooner (alongside his parents) revealed that he actually had to fight for his life as a baby. Brandon was born with a major health complication that caused him to stop breathing about 64 times within his first few days of life. Doctors told Brandon’s mom that he wouldn’t make it, but he did. And it’s same determination that has followed Brandon all through his life and onto the Voice stage.

Almost immediately after Brandon began singing his rendition of Hunter Hayes’s “Wanted,” coach Blake Shelton pushed his button. Moments later, coach Cee Lo Green was also fighting for the singer, but Brandon ultimately chose Blake (duh!) and moved on in the competition.

In the days to come, we will see Brandon battle it out with the remaining contestants to be crowned The Voice and we think this guy’s got just enough drive to get there.

Source: Brandon Chase Music

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