DFW Music News

The Voice Alumnus Curtis Grimes on Balancing Commercial and Personal Music

In the late spring of 2011, Gilmer, Texas-raised Curtis Grimes competed in the first season of the NBC's ratings-bonanza The Voice. While the show has remained a phenomenon, Grimes made his mark on that trail-blazing season by showing off his smooth, confident baritone vocals. He also showed his competitive-edge by sending the contestant he was picked to "battle" against, Emily Valentine, packing after they covered Lady Antebellum's pop-rock booty-call "I Need You Now." But before the two were separated, Grimes and Valentine shocked the judges by laying a massive smooch onto one another.

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Kelly Dearmore