Todd Tilghman Talks Life After ‘The Voice,’ New Music

Photo Courtesy Todd Tilghman
Photo Courtesy Todd Tilghman
Photo Courtesy Todd Tilghman

Todd Tilghman won over the hearts of millions on NBC’s The Voice. The father of eight and then-lead pastor of Cornerstone Church in Meridian, Mississippi, charmed viewers with his “country soul” music and went on to take Team Blake [Shelton] to the top, securing a win as the champion of Season 18. 

After his time on the hit show, Tilghman dove head-first into his music career and even made the move from Mississippi to Tennessee to be closer to the action of Music City. 

The rising star recently released a brand new single (that’s Blake Shelton-approved!), “In a Heartache,” and promises more new music is on the way.  

We recently caught up with Todd Tilghman to chat about life after The Voice, his new music and upcoming projects. Check out our exclusive Q&A below. 

How has life been since The Voice?

BUSY. I’ve been writing, and recording, and moving, and performing when/where I can safely do so. I’ve been working on building relationships with people in this space, and I try to be deliberate about supporting fellow artists I’ve met through this process.

Did you relocate to the Nashville area? How are you and the family adjusting?

Yes. We moved to a tiny little town just over an hour out, Hillsboro. It’s just outside Manchester. We’re all good! It’s a new experience for all of us, and it’s certainly a leap of faith, but we’re a close family. We’ve been leaning on one another a lot.

What’s the story behind your new song, “In a Heartache?”

I wrote this song with Don Poythress and Tony Wood. Right now, it’s just so exciting to write about my own life and experiences. The premise of “In A Heartache” is that relationships are hard. In the beginning, there’s so much excitement, but over time things can get pretty rough. But would I go through all the pain and hardship again to get to where we are now? Absolutely. It’s got a distinct Southern Rock and Soul Country feel, which was my vision for it all along. Brought to life by my amazing producer, Gordon Mote.

It looks like you have been in the studio quite a bit. Do you have more music coming down the pipeline?

Yes! So much music is coming. I spend a lot of time writing and recording. The plan (as of now) is to release a single every 4-6 weeks until June. Then release an EP (or even full album) with a couple bonus tracks — possibly including some collaborations with some exciting artists.

Do you have any updates to share about your upcoming book and reality show?

The book is blazing ahead. It releases in June (thus the EP/Album release date). It’s called “Every Little Win”, and it’s actually already available for preorder. The TV thing has kind of gone quiet, for the most part. We still have conversations/interest, but that’s the one thing we kind of did NOT want to do unless it’s what we were meant to do. It’s still a possibility.

“In a Heartache” is available to purchase/stream HERE. Fans can keep up with Todd Tilghman on Instagram