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“The Voice” favorite Mary Sarah’s ode to Johnny Cash is one that every country fan is going to love YouTube/NBC
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Mary Sarah could have stepped out on “The Voice” stage on April 25 and sung the socks off of just about any country hit.

Yet, with the encouragement from her coach, Blake Shelton, the Texan instead performed a song that, while not a huge hit, played right into her wheelhouse.

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Tackling the Heidi Newfield tune “Johnny & June,” Mary Sarah lovingly told the story of Johnny and June Cash’s undeniable love story through both the song’s lyrics and the emotion she put into every note. Claiming that Johnny and June were “one of her favorite relationships in country music,” Mary Sarah also told the audience that it was something she personally has been searching for.

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“This song shares a type of love that is unconditional, something I would love to have one day,” she said. “It’s a beautiful song, perfect blend of traditional and contemporary country music that as an artist I would love to represent.”

Her performance was a winner for her coach Blake, who felt as if the rendition would help Mary Sarah receive a ton of attention on iTunes, especially from country music fans.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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