Winning The Voice
Season 15 of The Voice brought some amazing talent to the stage. When it came down to the final decision, 16-year-old Chevel Shepherd stood neck and neck with Chris Kroeze. Both influenced by country music, the race was tight. At the end of the day, it was Chevel who took home the win – making it Kelly Clarkson‘s second consecutive win with a teen singer.
Giving Back To Her Community
After winning The Voice Chevel revealed to ET Live that she has plans to embark on a career in country music. But before she heads to Nashville, the teen explained that “I’m gonna go home and thank everyone for the support they’ve shown me along this whole crazy journey.”
I was doing a play for the Governor, and I heard that Chevel Shepard was here, so I got to see her sing and take picture with her ❤😁 pic.twitter.com/2MgAUlBqrX
— Nae (@Nae83625869) January 2, 2019
“God Bless America”
Which is exactly what she did. During the New Mexico Governor’s inauguration, Chevel gave back to her community by performing a beautiful rendition of “God Bless America.” The patriotic tune has been sung at various sporting events and throughout different political campaigns. Even world-renowned pop star, Celine Dion has tried her hand at the song while standing aboard the USS Harry S. Truman.
A Dazzling Performance
So when Michelle Lujan Grisham needed a performer for her inauguration as the governor of New Mexico, she knew just who to call. Wearing the same classic white dress she wore for The Voice “I Will Always Love You” performance, Chevel stood on the stage and performed the song flawlessly with no music to accompany her.
You can watch the full performance below and let us know what you think in the comments.