If you’re curious in what happened to Craig Wayne Boyd after he won The Voice, keep reading. His family life, earnings, marriage, albums, and tours, among other things
Craig Wayne Boyd was on the point of homelessness after a decade of having his country music career take off in Nashville when his big break arrived the next day in the form of an email. The Voice Season 7 winner, who describes himself as a “spokesman for all those who paid their dues and slugged it out,” is a living example of how hard effort is always rewarded.
FACTS ABOUT CRAIG WAYNE BOYD
|FULL NAME||Craig Wayne Boyd|
|REAL NAME||Craig Wayne Boyd|
|DATE OF BIRTH||31 December 1978|
|OCCUPATION||Singer-Songwriter / The Voice winner|
|CURRENT RESIDENCE||Nashville, Tennessee|
|PARENTS||Mike Boyd and Cindy Willis|
|SPOUSE/ WIFE||Taylor Borland (married 2016)|
|CHILDREN||Jaxon (7), Dakota Lynne (4), Graydon Scott(2), Boston James (6 months)|
NET WORTH OF CRAIG WAYNE BOYD
|ESTIMATED NET WORTH 2020||$1 Million – 3 Million|
|PREVIOUS YEARS’ NET WORTH (2019)||$500,000 – $1 Million (estimated)|
|ANNUAL INCOME (Estimated)||$500,000 ++|
|INCOME SOURCE||The Voice royalties, ticket sales from music tour, album sales, merchandise|
WHERE DOES CRAIG WAYNE BOYD GET HIS MONEY?
Craig Wayne Boyd received $100,000 in cash when he won ‘The Voice’ in 2014, and he continues to earn considerable royalties from future sales.
Craig now makes money via ticket sales for his music tour, CDs (all available on Spotify, Amazon Music, and iTunes), and merchandising.
EARLY INFLUENCES / CRAIG WAYNE BOYD’S CHILDHOOD
Craig Wayne Boyd grew up in Mesquite, Texas, which is a Dallas suburb. He recalls that music has always been a part of his life since he was a child. Craig Wayne began playing instruments at the age of four, beginning with the mandolin, as his father was a musician. His local church’s choir director, he was influenced by gospel and country music.
WHAT IS CRAIG WAYNE BOYD’S AGE?
Craig Wayne Boyd was born on December 31st, 1978. He is 41 years and 5 months old right now. He was born under the Capricorn astrological sign.
BEFORE THE VOICE, CRAIG WAYNE BOYD
Craig Wayne Boyd, at 25 years old, traveled to Nashville in 2004 to seek a career in country music. Craig Wayne admits in an interview with Today in Nashville that he had been doing concerts and getting all kinds of “no’s” in his quest for country music stardom. He admits that he had done all he could except join a reality television program. Craig was hesitant to join The Voice at first because he’d always believed in putting in long hours and performing in every honky-tonk bar throughout the country before breaking through.
Craig Wayne Boyd joined with EMI and composed songs for three years during his ten years in Nashville before to entering ‘The Voice.’ He was a member of the singing group ‘Southland,’ which was doing rather well before it disbanded.
Craig had been down on his luck in Nashville, couch-surfing at a friend’s house with all of his belongings in a storage unit, prior to joining The Voice. He was on the verge of losing his house and had been down on his luck in Nashville, couch-surfing at a friend’s house with all of his belongings in a storage unit. According to the Anchorage Daily News, everything in his life had come apart at that moment. He was almost destitute. “A lot of us have extremes in our lives. I’ve had extreme highs and lows, and I was going though one of those leading up to ‘The Voice’. I was at the bottom.”
CRAIG WAYNE BOYD WON THE VOICE IN WHAT YEAR?
Craig was considering abandoning his band since their concerts were not enough for him when he received the email inviting him to fly to Los Angeles to test out for the renowned NBC show ‘The Voice.’ At the time, he was also supporting a young boy from a prior relationship.
Finally, on September 30, 2014, Craig Wayne Boyd made his ‘The Voice’ debut (7th Season). He sang ‘The Whiskey Ain’t Workin‘ by Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart for his Blind Audition. Two of his instructors, Blake Shelton and Pharell Williams, were blown away by his performance. Between the two instructors, he picked Blake Shelton, an award-winning country music artist and TV personality.
Craig Wayne had a number of close calls during his time on ‘The Voice Season 7,’ nearly being sent home twice. Gwen Stefani was the first to save him, followed by Blake Shelton. During the Top Eight week, he was also saved by the audience / public voting, which helped him move to the Top Five. During Live Top 10, he performed a country ballad rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line,” which became one of his most memorable performances.
Craig Wayne’s coach Blake Shelton picked Merle Haggard’s “Workin’ Man Blues” for him to sing at the semi-finals. Craig Wayne also sang ‘The Old Rugged Cross,’ which charted in the top ten on iTunes.
Craig Wayne Boyd sang an original song, ‘My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face,’ during Finals Week. This song was composed for Blake Shelton, but he opted to give it to Craig as the coach. Craig Wayne Boyd’s debut single was this song.
Craig Wayne Boyd was named the winner of The Voice season 7 on December 16, 2014.
Craig’s victory wasn’t easy, but he claims that the ups and downs of his career in the 11 years leading up to his appearance on The Voice prepared him for it. It kept him focused since, in his opinion, they were merely difficulties he had to overcome, just as he had done in the past.
WHAT IS THE MUSIC STYLE OF CRAIG WAYNE BOYD?
When asked to describe his music to someone who has never heard it before, Craig responds, “It leans country because I am from the South and I’ve got a twang in my voice—I can’t get rid of it. But there’s a lot of gospel and soul influences in my country. Hopefully at the end of the day people just call it good.”
Craig credits his abilities and musical aptitude to his upbringing in a Pentacostal environment.
WHO IS THE WIFE OF CRAIG WAYNE BOYD?
Model Taylor Borland is Craig Wayne Boyd’s wife. They tied the knot in 2016, only two years after meeting. Craig revealed that they first met two days after he won ‘The Voice.’ A buddy invited him to a red carpet VIP Christmas party once he returned to Nashville. 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’”.
Taylor Borland was the party’s host. They piqued one other’s interest with modest chat at first, and six months later, they were engaged.
WHAT IS THE LOCATION OF CRAIG WAYNE BOYD?
Craig Wayne Boyd lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his family.
FAMILY OF CRAIG WAYNE BOYD – HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES CRAIG WAYNE BOYD HAVE?
Craig Wayne Boyd loves being a father to his growing family. Taylor, his wife, and he have four children. Boston James (2), Jaxon (7), Dakota Lynne (4), Graydon Scott (2), Jaxon (7) (6 months). His eldest child is the result of a prior marriage. Craig Wayne and Taylor had their youngest child, Boston James, in January of 2020. Craig jokes about his six-person family in this Instagram post: “Only two more kids before our Nashville Zoo membership doesn’t cover our whole family.”
AFTER THE VOICE, CRAIG WAYNE BOYD
Craig Wayne Boyd signed with Universal Republic and Dot Records after winning season 7 of ‘The Voice.’ He also embarked on a 65-city concert tour and performed at the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly American country music stage show in Nashville.
Craig Wayne Boyd and Dot Records were said to be parting ways in May of 2015. Under their banner, he recorded one hit, “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face,” which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It dropped off the charts the next week, with a shocking 94 percent decline in sales.
Blake Shelton supports Craig in this Country Rebel story, stating he doesn’t blame him for his anger and frustration, and feels that the record contract he received after the event was not good.
ALBUMS BY CRAIG WAYNE BOYD
Craig has released a total of five albums. Craig Boyd’s debut album (Craig Boyd) was published in 2008 and featured songs such as “Crazy White Boy,” “Nothing Like a Heartache,” and “Some Bridges Don’t Burn.”
Long Haul Records published his album ‘I Ain’t No Quitter’ in 2013. ‘Blood, Sweat and Beer,’ ‘Drivin’ My Life Away,’ and ‘Gone to Texas’ are among the songs included.
Craig Wayne Boyd’s third album, ‘The Complete Season 7 Collection (The Voice Performance)’, is out now, and it has his big hit interpretations of ‘Some Kind of Wonderful,’ ‘Walk the Line,’ and ‘Workin’ Man Blues.’
In 2017, he will release his next album. Craig’s first full-length album, “Top Shelf,” is his first full-length release, and when questioned about the record’s development process, he compares himself to Leonardo da Vinci. This album was written three years after he won ‘The Voice,’ and he spent his time writing the songs, which have an eclectic sound that spans the 1970s, the 1920s, and the 1930s blues.
‘From the Inbetween,’ Craig Wayne Boyd’s latest music collection, was published in November of 2019 and contains five tracks.
WHAT HAS BECOME OF CRAIG WAYNE BOYD?
Craig appears to be content with his peaceful life in Nashville, where he is raising his growing family. He is, however, always on tour with country music, which he will resume in August 2020. On social media, he describes himself as a “Part-time Singer” and “Full-time Dad”.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT CRAIG WAYNE BOYD?
Craig Wayne Boyd’s website is a good place to start if you have a business question.