Take a look back at some of Blake Shelton’s biggest “Voice” success stories YouTube/Rare Country
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We may not exactly be addicted to reality talent shows … or maybe we are. Honestly, we love seeing the future of the music industry when their talent is still raw and their attitudes are still upbeat and positive, untouched by the business side of things. And we love seeing so many aspiring country stars rising to the top of these shows.

“The Voice” has certainly done its fair share of introducing new country artists to the world. The fascinating thing is, those artists didn’t necessarily need to win the show to land a great career.

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One of our favorites, RaeLynn, was eliminated before the finals, but she showcased incredible talent, enthusiasm and a personality with more bubbles than a bottle of champagne. Team Blake leader Blake Shelton embraced the little blonde dynamo, and now she’s one of the hottest young women in country music. But it hasn’t been all about Blake. RaeLynn has also opened up on social media, so watching her go from a sweet teen to a strong young woman with a husband in the military has reinforced our belief that this girl is a winner.

Cassadee Pope did win her season of “The Voice,” and we know why. This freckled firecracker has one of the finest and most recognizable voices in country music. But remember, before “The Voice,” Cassadee was in a pop punk band. We like to think that Blake helped her find her way home.

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RaeLynn and Cassadee are just two of our favorite country stars to come from “The Voice,” but Rare Country’s 5 host, Erin Holt, has a few more in this week’s video, so be sure to check it out and let us know who your favorite winner is, country or not.

Be sure to check back in this weekend for a new Rare Country’s 5, and mark your calendar for September 25 when a new season of “The Voice” kicks off.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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