Jim Ranger and his coach Blake Shelton performed Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens’ popular duet “Streets Of Bakersfield” on Tuesday (Dec. 15) during The Voice finale.
Ranger and Shelton offered up an effortless performance of the classic country track as a virtual audience and coaches Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson watched on.
“Streets Of Bakersfield” was co-written by Homer Joy and Owens in 1973. Owens originally recorded the song solo and later recorded a duet of the song with Dwight Yoakam in 1988. “Streets Of Bakersfield” became Yoakam’s first-ever No. 1 Hot Country Singles hit. The track appears on Yoakam’s third studio album, Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room.
The Voice finale also featured performances from Dan + Shay (“Take Me Home For Christmas”), Jason Derulo (“Take You Dancing” & “Savage Love”), Lauren Daigle (“You Say”) and Lewis Capaldi (“Before You Go”).
Additionally, the two-hour show included star-studded collaborations by Keith Urban feat. P!nk (“One Too Many”), Nelly feat. Florida Georgia Line (“Lil Bit”), JP Saxe with Julia Michaels (“If The World Was Ending”), 24KGoldn and Iann Dior (“Mood”).
Hosted by Carson Daly, the Season 19 finale of The Voice aired on Tuesday, December 15 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.