A “The Voice” contestant just melted a thousand hearts with this romantic country song The Voice/YouTube screenshot
The Voice/YouTube screenshot

One contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” had the ladies in the audience eating out of the palm of his hands, as he delivered the most romantic performance of the night.

23-year-old Aaron Gibson of Kennesaw, Georgia crooned Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man” — a song that was penned specifically for the country star’s wife, Lauren. However, Aaron made it all his own.

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As you can see in this video, Aaron stands alone, as just a man and his guitar. He flaunts his rich and gritty voice, which proved that no other contestant could match his sound. Aaron’s performance was all part of the last edition of the show’s knockout rounds. So, it was no surprise that he had to compete against another contestant.

He went up against indie-rocker, Josh Halverson. Josh also opted to sing a song from the country music catalog. He followed up Aaron’s performance with “Whiskey and You” — a breakup ballad co-penned by Chris Stapleton and sung by “The Voice” adviser Tim McGraw.

Adam Levine, who was first to comment on each performance, said, “Aaron, you look one way, and you sound another. It always shocks the crap out of me, and Josh, you really created a genuine folk moment. That’s a hard place to be brought to.”

Blake Shelton added that Aaron sounded “edgy” and “hard,” while Josh was possibly the “most chill human being ever.”

“This is a crazy tough choice for Miley,” exclaimed Alicia Keys.

Indeed it was. Although Josh’s soulful “Whiskey and You” was a showstopper, it was Aaron’s passionate “Die A Happy Man” that stole Miley’s heart.

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“I’m not ready to let him go yet,” she said following her decision. “I want him to know how much I believe in him.”

Watch the video above to see Josh slay “Die A Happy Man,” and be sure to keep up with “The Voice” on Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC. Aaron will continue his journey during the show’s live episodes, which start on Nov. 7.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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