LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Southwest Louisiana musician Gyth Rigdon is living his dream.
Gyth is no stranger to hard work after growing up on his family’s racehorse farm in Singer. He says he found his musical calling at 15, when he joined the family campfire jam session. At 17, his father booked him a three-hour show at a biker bar—and he has been playing gigs there ever since.
Gyth took his show on the road for a few years and came back a hometown hero after sharing the stage with artists such as Jake Owen and Gary Allen.
Since premiering on The Voice, Rigdon said his phone has not stopped ringing.
Now that’s he’s back in Southwest Louisiana, he made sure to stop by Steamboat Bill’s to have some shrimp.
Rigdon said he’s overjoyed to have SWLA’s support.
“Everybody’s overwhelming support here lately has just been crazy," Rigdon said.
At his 500-person watch party, Rigdon didn’t know exactly when his audition would be shown. When he appeared as the first contestant, he was shocked.
“I was first and then everybody [at the party] was like ‘we’re done.’”
Rigdon kicked the show off with a bang. His performance of “Drift Away” earned him a three-chair turn and the first block of season 16.
He said he didn’t know who to pick. It was boiled down to Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, since Blake blocked John.
Rigdon chose Blake and says they get along well. He said Blake has a great sense of humor, “but when it’s time to work, it’s time to work.”
He’s moving on to the battle rounds. He encourages his supporters to use the hashtag: #GythNation
He was happy to find out that his video made the Top 18 video on YouTube.
If you’d like to meet Gyth Rigdon, he will be at the Rabbit Festival this weekend. He says if you see him out, don’t be afraid to ask for a picture.
You can watch him compete on The Voice on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Gyth hopes “The Voice” will help launch his music career to the next level.
If you’re not near a TV, watch live HERE.
Visit Gyth’s The Voice page HERE.
Click HERE to follow him on Facebook.