News on The Voice front and beyond:
▪ Jordan Smith, the Harlan County resident who won season nine of the show in December, releases his solo debut on Republic Records, Something Beautiful, on March 18. In advance of the new record, Republic has released the video to the lead single from the album, Stand in the Light.
Smith shared an additional track, Beautiful, via Twitter.
▪ Meanwhile, could Kentuckians wind up with a rooting interest in the new season of The Voice, which started Monday night? Wilmore teen Jonathan Hutcherson has announced that he auditioned for this season. His appearance did not pop up last night, and an NBC spokesperson said we will just have to stay tuned for when Jonathan does appear. We’ll have more for you when he does.