It’s “Movember,” which makes Cole Vosbury’s facial hair all the more timely, but that’s certainly not what’s carrying him on this season of The Voice. While his initial take on “Movin’ On Up” only garnered him one chair-swivel by Cee Lo Green, Cole’s unique tone and acoustic flavor have caught the attention of both Blake Shelton and Adam Levine as the weeks have gone on. But what else do we know about this Shreveport, Louisiana native?
1. As if the pressure of performing on this hit reality show isn’t stressful enough, Cole has been the victim of extortion attempts since he began his run on The Voice. According to the Shreveport Times, Harold Glen Martin approached Vosbury about performing at a benefit concert a few months ago. The deal was never finalized before Vosbury left to compete on The Voice. Once Vosbury’s popularity began to rise, Martin began to make threats that he would defame him if he didn’t agree to perform at multiple free concerts that were supposed to be set up by Martin (although Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has said there is no proof any such concerts were even in the works).
2. Ever wonder how long it takes to get just that hairy? According to a Q & A session on Twitter, Vosbury has been growing his beard for about a year.
3. While Blake and Adam eventually fought over Vosbury in an attempt to steal him after Cee Lo let him go, Adam apparently had regrets about not turning around for Vosbury from the start. In an interview with NBC, Vosbury said that Adam approached him backstage after his tryout and said that he wished he had turned around for him. Vosbury said that Adam admitting this meant even more to him than him actually choosing him from the beginning.
4. During the Twitter Q & A session, Vosbury revealed that his musical inspirations are: John Mayer, Amos Lee, Grace Potter, James Morrison, Bruno Mars, Eagles, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
5. Vosbury’s rendition of Passenger’s “Let Her Go” propelled him to #19 on the itunes chart and, if you look on YouTube, many fans claim they like it better than the original version.