If you're wondering what happened to Craig Wayne Boyd after winning The Voice, read this post now. His family life, income, marriage, albums, tours and more After a decade of making his country music career take off in Nashville, Craig Wayne Boyd was on the verge of homelessness in when his big break of opportunity came literally the next day in the form of an email.
Calling himself a spokesperson‘for all those who paid their dues and have slugged it out’, The Voice Season 7 winner is a real-life testament of how hard work will always be rewarded. HOW DOES CRAIG WAYNE BOYD EARN INCOME? When Craig Wayne Boyd won ‘The Voice’ in 2014, he took with him $100,000 cash prize and is continuing to earn significant royalties from future sales.
Currently, Craig earns income from ticket sales to his music tour and his albums (all on Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes) and merchandise. CRAIG WAYNE BOYD CHILDHOOD / EARLY INFLUENCES Craig Wayne Boyd was born and raised in Mesquite, a suburb in Dallas, Texas.
He recalls that music had been in his life since he was born. His dad was a musician and Craig Wayne started playing instruments when he was four years of age, starting with the mandolin. He was the choir director of his local church and was influenced by gospel and country music.
HOW OLD IS CRAIG WAYNE BOYD? Craig Wayne Boyd was born on the 31st of December 1978. He is currently 44 years and 5 months old. He was born under the astrological sign of Capricor WHEN DID CRAIG WAYNE BOYD WIN THE VOICE? When Craig received the email asking him to go to Los Angeles to try out for the popular NBC show ‘The Voice’, he was contemplating quitting his band as their gigs were not enough for him.
He was also supporting a young son from a previous relationship at the time. Finally, on the 30th of September 2014, Craig Wayne Boyd debuted on ‘The Voice’ (7th Season). For his Blind Audition, he sang ‘The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’ by Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart.
His performance had two coaches, Blake Shelton and Pharell Williams, turn around. Between the two coaches, he chose award-winning country music singer and TV personality Blake Shelton as his coach. In his journey in ‘The Voice Season 7’, Craig Wayne had a lot of close calls after nearly being sent home twice.
He was saved by Gwen Stefani first, and then Blake Shelton. He was also saved by the audience / public votes during top Eight week, which made him advance to the Top Five. One of his most memorable performances was during Live Top 10, when he gave a country ballad rendition to Johnny Cash’s ‘Walk the Line’. During the semi-finals, Craig Wayne’s coach Blake Shelton chose ‘Workin’ Man Blues’ by Merle Haggard for him to sing.
Craig Wayne also sang ‘The Old Rugged Cross’, which eventually made it to iTunes top 10. For Finals Week, Craig Wayne Boyd performed an original song, ‘My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face’. This song was written for Blake Shelton but as the coach, he decided to give it to Craig.
This song became Craig Wayne Boyd’s debut single. On the 16th of December 2014, Craig Wayne Boyd was declared the winner of The Voice season 7. It wasn’t a smooth-sailing win for Craig but he says that all the ups and downs he’s had with his career in the last 11 years prior to joining The Voice prepared him for that.
It kept him from losing his focus because in his mind, these were just obstacles he had to hurdle, just like as he’d always done before. WHO IS CRAIG WAYNE BOYD’S WIFE? Craig Wayne Boyd’s wife is model Taylor Borland.
They married in 2016, barely two years after they met. Craig shared that they met two days after he won on ‘The Voice’. After he returned to Nashville, a friend invited him to a red carpet VIP holiday party. Craig recalls, “He said there’s going to be a lot of beautiful women there.
I was a single man, so I was like ‘let’s do that’”. The party’s host was Taylor Borland. They initially endeared each other with small talk, and six months later, they were engaged. WHERE DOES CRAIG WAYNE BOYD LIVE? Craig Wayne Boyd and his family live in Nashville, Tennessee.
CRAIG WAYNE BOYD FAMILY – HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES CRAIG WAYNE BOYD HAVE? Craig Wayne Boyd is enjoying being a family man to his growing brood. He and his wife Taylor have four children. Jaxon (7), Dakota Lynne (4), Graydon Scott(2), Boston James (6 months).
His eldest is his child from a previous relationship. In January of 2020, Craig Wayne and Taylor welcomed their youngest child, Boston James. In this Instagram post, Craig jokingly says of his family of six: “Only two more kids before our Nashville Zoo membership doesn’t cover our whole family”.